| What's Hot |
Fun to drive
Surprising interior space
| What's Not |
Larger engine only for ST sedan
Poor resale values
Safety gear costs extra
For 2006, Ford adds what it calls a Street Appearance Package, which creates a somewhat sportier look, with fog lamps, front and rear spoilers, a rear diffuser, and a chrome exhaust tip. This won't make your Focus drive any better, only look cooler. Unlike the sport-themed ST trim level, however, the Street Appearance Package can be had with any body style.
In an effort to trim sticker prices, the recommended anti-lock brakes and side airbags are optional. Leather seats are a nice luxury offered on the SES and ST only. A CD stereo is standard even on the base car, but music fans should give the optional Sony audiophile sound system a listen.
Others to Consider
Mazda3, Honda Civic, Pontiac Vibe