I bought mine for the same reasons other people bought theirs. Good driving manners and good looks, lots of room and easy to get into. and of course the price.
10,000 miles later I have traded it, 1. two recalls so far,and a third on the NHSTA website concerning the frame. 2.windshield distorted and scratched 3.wind noise and tire noise unbearable 4.overdrive switch didn't work. 5. three times to fix wet floorboards, windshield leaking and air conditioner case leaking into cabin. still not fixed when I traded it.
I also have data from other people in my area who bought a focus around the same time, and have had similar and worse problems. Especially the wet floor, which I have seen for myself. I called Ford corporate and they say they are still working on the air conditioner problem. no solution yet!!!
And finally finding out what it is really worth, when I tried to trade it at other dealers who knew about the problems. The only place I could get a decent deal was at the same ford dealer who sold the focus. I bought a tried and true ranger truck, life goes on.