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$14,395 - $14,755
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MPG (up to)
24 City / 33-35 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L DOHC 16-valve I4 Duratec engine
  • Engine block heater *STD on retail vehicles only in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY states. Optional on fleet vehicles in all states*
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Maintenance-free battery w/battery saver
  • 110-amp alternator
  • Electronic engine control
  • Front wheel drive
  • European-inspired 4-wheel independent suspension
  • Control blade rear suspension
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • Rack & pinion pwr steering
  • P195/60R15 all-season BSW tires
  • 15" steel wheels w/6-spoke covers
  • Tire inflation kit
  • Mini spare tire
  • Front disc & rear drum pwr brakes

Exterior Features

  • Body-color bumpers
  • Chrome 2-bar grille
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Black door handles
  • Black remote mirrors
  • Solar-tinted glass
  • 2-speed intermittent wipers

Interior Features

  • 2-way front cloth bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • 60/40-split rear bench seat
  • Full floor center console w/armrest & metallic top plate
  • (2) front cupholders, (1) rear cupholder
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Instrumentation w/black applique-inc: clock, tachometer, trip odometer, trip computer
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Rear window defroster
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3 playback, aux input jack, speed-sensitive volume, (4) speakers
  • Air conditioning
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • (2) 12V pwr points
  • Front integral map door pocket w/bottle holders
  • Dual visor mirrors
  • Front header courtesy light w/theater dimming
  • Dome light

Safety Features

  • Dual front airbags w/passenger occupant detection system
  • Front seat side air bags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point front seat belts-inc: height-adjustable D-rings, pretensioners
  • Rear 3-point safety belts for all positions
  • (2) child safety seat anchors/tethers
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Side impact door beams

Options & Packages

2008 Ford Focus Owner Reviews

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A Great Family Car For A Small Family

2008 Ford Focus S

I really like this car. We have had very little issues until this year. This inspection we had to put a lot of work into it, but the car is getting older and that is expected. We have had to frequently replace tires on it, but that's not really a problem with the manufacturing of the car. The car is a perfect fit for our small family. I can easily and safely put two car seats in the back. Once the two car seats are back there, I cannot put anything more into the car. This is not a problem for me, though. If I take the kids some place that I need storage space such as the grocery store or beach, the trunk is more than enough space to put our things. The only feature that I can think of that absolutely bothers me is that only the driver's side door unlocks automatically. I often forget and try to open the doors to the back seat. It's only slightly annoying.

- Laura M

More space than you think!

2008 Ford Focus S

The 2008 Ford Focus is an amazing car to have for both highway driving and freeway driving. I drive it regularly in the city and have never had any problems with it. It's very comfortable to ride in, only getting a little less comfortable after about three hours of traveling. The gas tank is small in a good way, I can put in 25 dollars worth of gas and it fills it up. I usually fill my gas tank once a week and that's driving everyday about 40 minutes to work and 40 minutes back. The trunk is quite large and can probably fit more than you think it can. I recently just had it packed to the brim for four people for a three day trip and it was perfectly fine! All around this is a sturdy car that you can do more than you think with!

- Katrina C

Great Car Ford Focus 2008 4 Door

2008 Ford Focus S

I have a very basic car, manual windows and locks. Easy to take care of and I do not have to do too much maintenance on it. I have an aux cord, no Bluetooth or calling. This car is very reliable and not too many problems. It is comfortable during long drives and has great gas mileage. It seats five people. Also has great space in the trunk if you need to transport anything. You can also pull down the back seats if you need more room for transporting.

- Shannon O

Make sure you look through everything and they work with certain situations

2008 Ford Focus S

Ok I bought my car well leased from public motors the car was used but the tired always goes on flat. I constantly have to replace two tires at a time and then they are charging me to much a month for a 2008 Ford focus a month. They do not work with you in serious situations. They are all about their money and nothing more. They want you to get bad credit. Which I would have messed my car somewhere else

- Brittany J

Perfect for young person needing a reliable mode of transportation.

2008 Ford Focus S

We have enjoyed this car since 2009. It has moved cross country with us and seen many life changes. This is our daily commuter and it has given us few issues. It did have a small transmission issue in 2018, but was solved with a simple transmission flush. The only issue that keeps us from give a rating of 5 is the size. We feel it is a little small for our growing needs.

- Jada B

Overall, for the year and model of the car, it is a pretty reliable vehicle.

2008 Ford Focus S

The car itself is very safe and perfect for first-time car owners such as myself. I feel comfortable with its level of safety that it affords its owners. However, and it may just be my own vehicle, the engine on the vehicle is near its expiration date, and I do not feel safe driving it for more than an hour and a half without fear of engine failure.

- Megan N

Lean mean green machine ford focus.

2008 Ford Focus S

My ford focus has its ups and downs. Its pros and cons. Some of the cons are when I have to get one thing fixed I usually have to get four more things fixed. It has a lot of miles on it. Some of the pros are it has good gas mileage. I only have to fill up my gas tank once every two weeks. It is a reliable car through. I feel safe driving it.

- Whitney M

love the inside of the car, but it is now over 10 years old

2008 Ford Focus S

Great car however a little small. It is not big enough for more than five people. It is a great car for students or college students. I have a black car, and it has lasted me for almost ten years. I hope that it lasts me a little longer, but I am not sure it is going to last me as long as other cars. Definitely worth the price I paid

- Twinkle P

2008 ford focus resources review

2008 Ford Focus S

High mileage so somewhat reliable. Less reliable when it comes to longer distances. Comfort is awful. Features are basic and don't function properly. Have had to replace power steering pump twice. Suspension is really poorly designed. Gas mileage is really good. But overall for it being a late model vehicle it satisfies my needs.

- Jarrod L

Ford focuses are perfect for a family!

2008 Ford Focus S

I love my car! It fits my entire family, and has had few issues! The gas is very cheap weekly, and my job is forty five minutes away. I 100% recommend getting a Ford Focus. There is an amazing radio linked to it, large cup holders, multiple areas for car chargers, a space in the trunk for an extra tire, and easy to clean seats!

- Paul H

2008 ford focus. Classy if you plan on having small kids not a 3ft 2 year old.

2008 Ford Focus S

My first car. Fit my budget. Would prefer something larger. Overall it's a good car. Good mileage mine doesn't have cruise control which stinks but we've adjusted.. Had to hardwire the ignition because the switch went out constantly. Aside from that it's been a pretty good car. But everything needs improvements anymore.

- Tam P

The Ford Focus is a reliable car

2008 Ford Focus S

We haven't had any problems basic upkeep has been needed. It drives great, my 6'5' fits in it, we get decent mileage, it's a little snug in the back seat but we all fit. There really isn't anything bad to say about this car. It's reliable and previously owned so has a lot of miles in it but still no issues

- Claire H

An interesting detail to me is I like how I can turn my front light on and off.

2008 Ford Focus S

I haven't had any problems with my baby since I bought her! Runs smooth, good on gas, the air circulates quickly, and during winter the heat does not take long to kick on. It is bit of a small car so I am looking to upgrade to bigger size soon. This is the perfect car for a teenager or and elderly person.

- Sade G

Small and cute, good car!

2008 Ford Focus S

I really like my car, it's small and runs well and comfortable to drive. The only thing I don't really like is it only has two doors instead of four which makes getting in and out of the backseat difficult so it's hard to drive more than one other person around. I feel like the gas mileage is good too.

- Rue B

I'd definitely recommend a Ford focus to all my friends

2008 Ford Focus S

I absolutely love my Ford focus. It's been really reliable and I haven't had any problems to speak of. I only gave it a 3 rating because of the space, there isn't much room when you have a family. That's really a matter I should have considered upon buying a vehicle. The car itself is brilliant

- Amy G

It's really a gas saver with the prices fluctuating

2008 Ford Focus S

My 08 Ford Focus is really great on gas I had for about 3 years now and it I've had no problems with it the only problem is I had to fix the a/c unit. It's small compact and great for getting out of tight spots. It's a standard model so electrical problems I don't have to deal with.

- Mike J

Great sedan for price and great for gas mileage.

2008 Ford Focus S

Car drive great in all weather, gas mileage is outstanding on city roads and highway, audio system is basic but just what is needed. Could use handsfree system. Problems are back seat could have more leg room and could use bigger truck space for things like golf clubs.

- Andrew I

Stunning and fascinating!

2008 Ford Focus S

Very reliable good on gas... runs forever! Never need much work done on it at all. Nice body style and very spacious for being a small car bright lights, comfortable seats, and everything you would want in a sound system if you're looking to buy one if recommend

- Jacob B

Ford focus 2008. Nice size good condition.

2008 Ford Focus S

Check engine light on but works fine. It rides pretty smooth, kind of bumpy on rough roads. Front end scrapes a little on dips. Good on gas. Good condition considering its 10 years old. Nice paint job and interior because the last owner took good care of it.

- Miranda S

My car may run into many problems, but it is still a decent ride.

2008 Ford Focus S

The car itself is not bad really, but it's the type of car for short trips rather than long. It's a complicated car but still better than not having one at all. The car is not very reliable and drives pretty rough. My Ford Focus has its ups and downs.

- Faith C

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