Does this car have enough oomph?
August 3, 2010 9:03 AM Subscribe
Any European mefites driving the 1.4L petrol Ford Focus? I am thinking at 80PS it might be underpowered.
posted by Dr Dracator to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total)
It turns out I can get a very good price on a new 1.4L Ford Focus, but the fact that it only puts out 80PS (compared to the 96PS of the smaller Fiesta at a similar price point) is making me have second thoughts.
I'm not a speed freak by any stretch, but a smaller car would easily cover my current needs so I have no reason to compromise on horsepower to get the extra room. On the other hand, it's not that much bigger than the Fiesta and would offer significant future-proofing against possible long-term needs.
Are any mefites driving a recent 1.4L Focus? Are you happy with the horsepower available? Any other tips/gotchas you can think of?