Tomorrow I'll be returning the Ford Focus I've been driving for the past ten days. Ford gave me the car for a no-strings-attached ten days and I drove it to the cottage I rented in Meaford and all around Highway 26 before heading back to the city. I wasn't told to write a positive review or a review at all, they just told me to have fun and try and bring it back in one piece.
I like smaller, economical cars, having driven a Mazda Protege for the past nine years, so this car was right up my alley. She was a smooth ride, so quiet and comfortable, and although there wasn't a whole lot of space, two adults, two kids and a full trunk didn't feel crammed. This car was a pleasure to drive.
The Sync technology hooked up my iPod Touch and my Blackberry via Bluetooth and that was just awesome. The voice recognition software had a few minor bugs I quickly learnt to dance around, but the controls on the steering wheel meant I didn't have to fret. I pretty much stick to shuffling playlists anyway.
The sound system itself was top notch making it sound as if Neil Young was playing in the back seat. The Sirius satellite radio allowed me to reconnect with Howard Stern and the other perks, like the tinted windows and sunroof, just added to the positive experience. It was a great ten days and it's going to be tough to switch back at Ford tomorrow.
Now that I think of it, Ford didn't ask to see my driver's license or credit card. They don't know where I work or live. Maybe I won't be returning this car tomorrow...