[quote] What you don't like in the new Ford Focus? [/quote]
The price, but that said I'm a bit of a tight arse.
But in the vain of the thread, I must admit when I saw the first Foci, the Mk1, I was not sure I liked it. Because it was so different from anything out there I guess, and especially the Escort which it replaced. But then I grew to love the shape, funny old world, and lets face it the drive was superb.
So possibly the same will happen with the Mk3, first impression not happy how the rear light clusters intrude into the rear side panels, but I dare say it will grow on me. Angles wise the rear does have a bit of an estate shape to it, and that I admit is growing on me. Front I can live with, but I don't like that cut out of the bonnet around the blue oval.
But the biggest No No for me is that the boot space is small in comparison to the Mk2/2.5. OK they have given the rear passengers more leg room. But nobody ever complained of the lack of leg room in the Mk2. And the decent boot space of the Mk2/2.5 made it a more versatile choice when looking for a one car fits all family motor. Four of you going on your jollies, where does the luggage go?
All that said, would I buy one yes, because there is only the wife and I who use the car for our jollies. Yes we would go on holiday with the three grandchildren, and their parents, but in convoy so to speak, with possibly the older sane one ridding with us.
.........are we there yet!