Female College Students, Stay Focused on Ford Focus

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Enjoying life as a college student in the modern era apparently is a very mobile one. According to the Independent Insurance Agents of America, nearly 70 percent of college students have a car on campus these days.

Additional research indicates that the Ford Focus is an ideal car for a female college student.

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fciwomenswrestling article, Ford Cars photo

Female Submission Wrestlers are on the go and on the move. One of the most fun and economical cars for that lifestyle is the Ford Focus.

Let’s visit Ford Motor Company’s website as a starting place to find out why.[adToAppearHere]

“Ford Focus adopts the new face of Ford for 2015 with a bold exterior and interior redesign and more advanced technologies that enhance driver comfort and convenience. The available, award-winning new 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine is projected to raise the competitive bar for fuel efficiency, while the new model comes with a standard rear view camera and available driver-assist technologies including a lane-keeping system and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert.

The new Focus will offer the remarkably efficient and fun-to-drive 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine with a six-speed manual transmission. This EcoBoost power plant is the first engine to be named International Engine of the Year three years running.

Focus will arrive with a bold new look. It features a restyled hood, grille and trunk lid, available LED signature lighting for headlamps and tail lamps, and new rear lamp clusters. Sedan and hatchback versions will be available in the United States.

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Inside, colors and materials have a clean, modern look, with satin chrome detailing, new seat trims and switches, and an available heated steering wheel. Storage is improved with a new center console incorporating adjustable cup holders and an easier-to-access glove box.

Should a Focus driver start to drift out of the current lane above 40 mph without a turn signal on, the available lane-keeping system provides a warning through a series of steering wheel vibrations that mimic a rumble strip. If the unintended lane departure is not corrected by the driver, the aid function of the system actively applies steering torque to help the driver direct the car back toward the center of the current lane.[adToAppearHere]

The new Focus also will benefit from suspension and chassis upgrades. These include a new shock absorber valve design providing improved interior quietness, a new electronic stability control system with less intrusion and improved comfort, and a change to the rear suspension to give drivers a more connected feel to the road.”

That’s a fantastic foundation. Perhaps we can view what others in the media and automotive industry have to say about the Focus.

According to the informative site usnews.rankingsandreviews.com, “The 2015 Ford Focus ranks 9 out of 42 Affordable Small Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Ford Focus, as well as reliability and safety data.

Lively handling, first-rate interior materials and a sophisticated cabin are hallmarks of the refreshed 2015 Ford Focus that win reviewers over.

A four-cylinder engine paired to either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission is standard on the 2015 Ford Focus, but test drivers note the automatic transmission is sluggish at low speeds. An optional turbocharged three-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission generates plenty of power, but critics say for low-speed driving the manual transmission could be better geared. With the base engine and automatic transmission, the Focus returns an EPA-estimated 26/38 mpg city/highway, which is decent for the class. Three-cylinder models are rated at 29/40 mpg. The 2015 Focus is fun to drive, with nimble handling and communicative steering, reviewers say. Focus Titanium models come with a sport-tuned suspension, which provides a firmer ride according to some critics.”

The informative site automobilemag.com seems impressed. “For reasons that kind of escape us, the Ford Focus is a lot more popular with people who drive cars than with people who just talk about cars. It might be that the Focus specifications just aren’t that impressive, notably the horsepower ratings, rear drum brakes on some models, and the whole 40-mpg complication. Probably the temper tantrums from some consumers that accompanied the introduction of MyFord Touch didn’t help, either.

But for us, the Ford Focus is still the right kind of small car for nearly everybody. The 2015 Focus looks great, drives with improved refinement, offers a new array of active safety features (including blind-spot warning, lane-keeping assistance, and rear cross-traffic alert), and delivers a nicer cabin experience complete with more cup holders. A new optional feature will even parallel park the Focus for you.”

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Here are two reviews from actual customers. The first is found at cars.com

“I have had my 2014 Focus for about 7 months now. I have to say that I am very happy with it. Being a diehard Chevy fan of many years (and I owned one Toyota), this car is my absolute favorite. I travel from Tampa Florida to Orlando Florida quite often and I never had to stop for fuel as long as I had a full tank before I left for my trip. It’s comfortable to drive, it feels secure and safe (Chevy needs to work on this). The voice activation features for the stereo and navigation are wonderful.

The 2014 Ford Focus is a great little car with plenty of interior room and plenty of character. We really like the ride and love the great gas mileage. I just moved from a Grand Marquis and I feel like this Focus drives even better than the big boat! If you are looking for a small car then try out the Focus.”

This review may surprise you because it’s from us. Yes, a Female Competition International writer rented a Ford Focus and drove from Northern California to a women’s submission wrestling event in Las Vegas.

Here is his review.

“I found the Focus to be easy to drive and comfortable to sit in for a long haul. I decided not to rent a hotel for an in between rest period and made the ten hour trip in one day. The ride was smooth and the car had plenty of power. The front exterior feels roomy even though you are in a smaller car.

Once I was with our group in Las Vegas, one night we went out to eat and I had to do a U-turn to keep up with our entourage. The three of us in the car that night we’re surprised at the power generated when I had to floor it to keep pace with the oncoming traffic.

I truly enjoyed the Ford Focus driving experience.”

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