To further bolster the results of my back-of-the-envelope calculations, Kiplinger's has announced the Focus has the highest resale value of cars under $20k.
It joins the ranks of Mini, Volvo, Infiniti, Audi, etc. in the upper price classes.
Hopefully this puts to rest the gripes about resale value.
The Focus was also named Best Value in the Under $20k class. Joining the ranks of VW, Toyota, Audi, and Lexus in the upper classes.