Just a random post. I was looking at swapping our Nissan Micra for something more useful (boot space being the main issue). I tested a Ford Focus MK2 1.6 petrol and was really pleasantly surprised. I realise they are not going to be motorway beasts, but the handling and low gear acceleration was a joy! And it sounded sweet as well. I had been looking at the Golf, A3, Civic and C4 in comparison and this one stole the show (to my surprise). Has anyone else been surprised at how nice this car is to drive? Bear in mind that I've driven a lot of cars from my first 1988 988cc Nissan Micra to a 600bhp Lamborghini Gaillardo - so I think if this one seems good it must be half-decent...!