Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Ford Focus?
This is the SES edition of the Ford Focus 2008 Vista Blue.
I liked it for about 5,000 miles then winter came.
Right off the bat there were some problems... Including Paint and Carpet when I purchased the vehicle. Noticed after washing it and cleaning for the first time.
Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Ford Focus?
During the winter, paint all over the surface of the car was scratched down to a white layer. I am guessing this is the primer, I work for the Milan plant where we make the fascias of the car, and there are paint issues directly in the factory. Which are usually ignored and then sent to the customer anyway.
I would suggest saving your money and not leasing this car like I did. Now I'm stuck with a car that has several problems, from the carpet coming up on the passenger side, which was replaced by the dealership to look even worse.
Poor Trim on the Dashboard, plastic cuts in the dash with extra plastic sticking up.
Rattles everywhere in the car, it sounds like there is a turkey in my car in the rear of it while driving. Which Ford dealers apparently can't locate.
The tires are already bald, I've rotated them 6 times. At 30,000 miles they were almost completely bald.
Fuel pump Issue - I can hear the pump giving out. I just replaced the filter awhile ago. Now the pump is making this loud squeal noise.
Rattles in the Dashboard, everywhere there are rattles in this car, the doors, the dash, the control cluster... Even where sync is situated I can hear it rattling.
2008 Ford Focus Review:
Since Ford will not fix my problems, and I work for the company. Is this because I purchased the car under the A Plan?
When I had a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid, I never. Never had any issues with paint or anything and it had 300,000 miles on it and it was still great for a car!
Now I'm stuck buying this car, and I'll have to take a loss on it.
So I'll buy it for the $15,500 from the dealer even though according to everyone else it is only worth...
Used Car Blue Book Suggested Retail (dealer): $13,665.00
Used Car Blue Book Private Party (owned): $11,815.00
Horrible resale value.
I will never buy a Ford Again, where is the Ford Quality, and the Promise to fix.
With the paint scratched all over the roof, the trunk, the front bumper not lining up right, the solvent pops in the door. The whole thing would be better off scrapped and then sold for metal I think it would be worth more.
As they say "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me."
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