It’s been a while since I’ve received our last invitation to test drive the new Ford Focus and I’m totally to blame for the delay. What can you do? you kind of lose track of time (and space, and habits… etc.) when you get yourself a brand new child Now, back to what I’ve always been doing! I’m not totally familiar with the car to begin with, other than the fact that it’s been a tuner’s toy overseas; easy to find body kits, a plethora of tuning options is available and you’re guaranteed to stand out with little to no tinkering with the vehicle. But yet; I wasn’t a fan of its looks. This one however came in as a bit of a surprise; it’s different, and I like it, the lines were aggressive, sportier and mean. I don’t like hatchbacks mind you, but this one managed to get it just right. The interior was simple yet intuitive, the seats were covered with a two tone synthetic canvas and the theme we had with this car came in different shades of grey, silver and black. All the controls and gadgets you’d expect from today’s cars are there, CD, Tuner, AUX. What struck me was the AC, it was phenomenal! Not what I would normally expect from a US made vehicle. It perform so well and that was when the heat outside toppled the 50 degrees barrier! One downside I’ve found was that the AUX input was restricted to a USB port that functioned well with the iPhone, but left much to be desired for us Android users, with a little research online I’ve found out that the Ford Focus “does” come with an audio input jack. I honestly don’t know if this was intentionally removed or got damaged by a previous driver. The car was relatively spacious for its class, with all four passengers seated comfortably, front seats headroom above ensured tall drivers are well accounted for and has side and front Airbags to keep you away from harm Performance wise the car is a FWD (Front Wheel Drive), the 2.0l 4 cylinder engine responded well when throttled and it had a light steering resistance and the car came equipped with Stability Control, Traction control and a really fun to use shifting paddles if you want to take over the Automatic 6 Speed transmission. Wheels are 17” spoked aluminum alloys wrapped with Continental’s Contisport 215/50 ZR tires. All in all, the car did well in my 4 days of testing with a half tank of gas, I believe it’d definitely garner it’s share of fans as its predecessor did. The price tag might be a deterrent in this case, but it all goes back to what you need your package to come with; it is after all a sturdy, willing vehicle that stands out among others in its class.