Every so often, the people at Ford let me try out one of their cars for a week or so. This is why you see the occasional writeups on their cars in the Gadget Zone from time to time. (Mazda has recently signed on as well. Mercedes and Maserati, are you paying attention?)
From a driver’s perspective: The 2017 Focus Titanium is a peppy little car that is a great pleasure to drive. It had enough power for both city and highway; good sight-lines all around, and enough in-car features (I do love satellite radio with the old-time radio shows on Sirius) to make even a long drive quite pleasant.
I’ve been test-driving Fords for the past few years. As someone who began driving on 1980s Ford Pintos – they bounced jarringly like riding on a 4′ by 8′ slab of plywood with wheels on it – I have been extremely impressed by how much Ford has upped its game in recent years. These are much better cars than they were decades ago. The 2017 Ford Focus Titanium in particular is one that I would consider buying (and that hasn’t been true of all of them). Check it out for yourself at www.ford.ca/cars/focus.