I am the proud new owner of a 2001 Ford Focus
ZX3. It is the sportiest egg on the block. It is also the loudest egg in terms of stock stereo
system that I have ever experienced.
I had been hunting around looking to buy a new car since July, and was really thinking about getting a Ford Ranger
- I figured that owning a pickup truck would make it easier to move from one state to another (which I plan on doing in the next couple years). I thought about this some more, and realizing that I would never fit everything I owned into a truck bed and attached trailer
, I decided to get a car. My stepfather works for Ford, and I am therefore hooked up
with the A plan
. I researched the ZX2, the Focus, and thought about getting what would be my third pre-owned Ford Escort. After some consideration into my needs vs. my wants, the choices were to either go used, or get a new Focus.
I went with the Focus. MSRP on the model that I wanted was 14,500. Dealer added options (an alarm, some hellacious window tinting and some other crap - special tires?) bumped the dealer price up to 18,500 before tax, title, & registration. Like hell. After the wheeling and dealing and the salesperson dropping a couple grand off that price, I announced my Ford favored status
and paid (with tax and an extended 5 year warranty) 14,500 for the car. Pretty damn good.
Anyway, about the car: it's sporty looking, has admirable suspension, and it's pretty quick. Yes, it is just a 4 cylinder, but it also only weighs like 13 pounds. Well, maybe a little bit more. The Focus is also supposedly the first car built "from the inside out
" which makes it ergonomic
ally the most convenient and comfortable car I've ever driven. Everything is within reach, and all of the instruments are a cinch
to figure out. The car has a 13 gallon gas tank, and gets 35 mpg highway, which will be much more fuel efficient than my boyfriend's beloved SUV
(which I was driving prior to yesterday).