"I bought this car brand new July 2nd, 2005. It had only 12 miles on it. Now it has 65,XXX on it and it's been great. I get the oil changed every 5,000 miles. I also get the the fuel filter changed every 15,000 miles. I had the transmission fluid changed at 50,000. I don't mind changing the fuel filter more often because the focus has a timing chain which means it should last the life of the car (ATLEAST 150,000 miles if not more.) That saves about 500 dollars. I've had no problems with this car. My brakes are still at 40%. The tires do wear out very fast. I had to have them replaced at about 30-35K. It's also hard to find all season tires that have a high milage warrenty for them. I plan on having this car until 200,000 miles!!!"
"Purchased new in March 2000 for wife. Nearly 145000 miles on it only replaced battery at five years old. Very good car for money. For basic transportation it's a real winner. I'm now driving it I wouldn't trade it in on wife's new car."