Full disclosure: Ford business is in the family, but I am genuinely impressed.
Traded in the 2000 Focus for a new one yesterday. SEL hatchback, but wife will drive it too so I had to get 6spd auto instead of manual. That aside, this thing feels amazing for an economy car. Solid, tight, engine has a wonderful note and ample grunt for a 4cyl. Steering ratio is very satisfying and it corners very flat. I can't wait for my first trip to the mountains.
System Vitals: Intel Q8200, GTX560, 4GB DDR1333, Win7 64bit
Sims: Race '07+, GTR2, GTL, StrikeFighters2 (complete series), F4:AF, EECH, IL2:1946, Arma2+OA, X-Plane, MSFS X
Games: Torchlight II, Batman:Arkham City, Skyrim, Mount&Blade:Warband+F&S, Fallout 3, STALKER COP, Medieval II