So far I’ve been pretty impressed with my rental spec Focus, it handles well, has adequate power, and is comfortable enough for long drives without fatigue. I have found a few things that would bother me if I was an owner.

Drum brakes?

Huge interior panel gaps with visible painted surfaces (it’s a grey car, you can clearly see this through the gap) I can’t unsee it, do any of you guys with higher spec models have this?


Tedious traction control access


Excessive tire wear.