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My daughter has a Focus.

It's a 2014. I've driven it, and I think it's pretty good. Solid, rides and handles really well. It has that unfortunate DCT. Ford should have known that Americans would never accept an automatic transmission that didn't feel like the Torqueflite in Pap's New Yorker, but I think it would be a great car with a normal step-gear automatic or stick shift. It was fantastically popular, too, at one point the best selling car in the world.
Cruze, according to what I've read, just wasn't as good as the competition from Honda and Toyota. There are issues with the 6-speed transaxle (developed jointly with Ford) and issues with the turbocharged engines.
Sonic's competition was primarily the Mitsubishi Mirage and Nissan Versa, which are shitboxes.
What Ford did was replace a $15K car and an $18K car with a $20K car based on the $15K car only not as good as the $15K car. Now, since Ford is shutting down its India operations, it's killing the $20K car and the cheapest Ford is now $25K.

The problem is not that there is evil in the world, the problem is that there is good. Because otherwise, who would care?

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