2008 Ford Focus consumer reviews

$14,395 starting MSRP
side view of 2008 Focus Ford
86% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.6
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5.0

Best 500 dollar car in Pennsylvania!

Very good value. I would recommend this car to my family or friends. It is reliable and economical and feels good on the back roads.

4.1

Compact utilitarian transportation

I bought this car new in 2007, and it was the first year of this design. At the time it fit my needs as a commuting teacher, wife and mom to a teenager and a toddler. Now it still meets the needs. The cabin is quiet and the ride is smooth for its size. It handles well and has required minimal maintenance beyond the basics. I was offered $500 for a trade in, and chose to drive it a little longer at 147,000 miles and counting. It has transported sports gear, and carried camping gear to remote campgrounds. It took a road trip from Connecticut to DC and back but is mostly for local errands and brief highway trips for appointments. No complaints, but it’s no luxury vehicle or SUV, just a compact sedan for basic needs. We now have a 100 pound dog who fits fine in the backseat.

4.6

Bought brand new July 2007, 235K and going!!!

The 2008 Ford Focus SE, Vapor Grey with highest trim level, chrome package. It was my very 1st brand new car that i purchased back in July 2007 and have driven it every day since. Myself and my husband drive it (hes a 6'2" guy, so as far as comfort, its a little snug for him, but fine for me at 5'7") Updated for a 2008 dated vehicle, and is very spacious for a compact car. (Easily fits 2 XL suitcases and carry-ons for our airport trips, or large fishing cooler in the trunk for weekend getaways.) Its been up and down the entire east coast for our road trips, family holiday visits and a lot of local NJ town miles as well. Its 2020 now, and that thing has been AMAZING on average MPG (currently at 35, mixed highway/town miles) as well as longevity!!! Runs solid, basic maintenance like oil changes, tires, light bulbs, fuses and such. As of today, she just hit 235,000 MILES!!! Could NOT have asked for a better vehicle!!!

4.9

Great car for the price

This care got excellent gas milage, and had plenty of trunk space. Great sound system and was easy to drive long distances. Just perfect for what I needed.

4.9

So reliable

I love my 2008 Focus. I have almost 185000 miles and it gives me no problems. Great gas mileage. I live in a snow area and it’s a great snow car It’s a work horse

2.3

Blah blah blah..

This wasn't the worst car to drive but it sure wasn't the best either. Interior though clean felt like I sat in a cockpit of plastic. It was loud at 40mph and very stiff. Granted it was used however I purchased a used vehicle with 30,000 more miles that was night and day compared to this.

5.0

Love my car

I love this vehicle. This is my second Ford Focus! I just got out of a Mercedes and will never go back to another one.

5.0

Reliable car

This car met all my needs, never had a light come on, plenty of interior room, runs great, no mechanical issues guaranteed to pass inspection

4.4

She's old reliable

I bought my car with 3 miles on it in 4/2008. I now exceed 160k. I've done all of the maintenance since day one and have never had any serious issues with it. I had a huge crack in my radiator a few years ago, but it was 8 years old then. Anything I've ever fixed has only been fixed once. If I could find another new 2008, I would buy it in a heartbeat. My goal is 300k on my baby.

4.9

It'll Scoot!

I love my 2008 focus. A gift from my Mom in 2009. I keep it better than new in 2019. I rely on Mobile One synthetic. Bought a '86 Mazda B2000 NEW. Drove for 22yrs. Switch out to Mobile One synthetic right after purchase.