I sold my 1999 Ford Contour SE since it was getting up there in mileage, I was only getting ~27 MPG and I was tired of taking it in to get worked on every couple of months so I got the Focus. The irony of that statement is not lost on me. So, yes, I was one of those who traded down.
2012 Ford Focus Sterling Grey Metallic SEL Sedan
Ordered: 8/6/11 VIN: 9/6/11 Build Date: 8/30/11
Delivery: Originally estimated 9/19/11. Delivered 9/22/11. picked up 9/24/11.
Reacquired by Ford under Lemon Law 01/16/13.