Originally Posted by Swipter
So I am in the market and having a tough time between two. I scoured the net and read all the specs on both. One is faster and one handles better.
Can I get some opinions on what you would buy?
Depends on what you want out of the car? If gas mileage and hitting the twisters is your thing, go for the Focus. If you want raw power and V8 straight line speed, go for the other.
FWIW, I bout my kids a 2002 Focus ZX3 - that car is an absolute hoot to drive. 34mpg highway for an 11yr old car at 106k miles.