I just purchased a new 2007 ZX3 S 5-Speed. I'm originally from East Texas, but I am in the Army and stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.
Bought the Focus to replace a Hyundai Elantra that I have had 3 wrecks in, and still wasn't totalled ($6,000 worth of damage this last time, and I only got $4,000 for it for trade. OUCH!!!). I wanted out of that car, and quick.
I've put over 160 miles (not including what was on the clock at the time of delivery) on my Focus (city miles) since Saturday afternoon. I just can't get enough of driving her. I'm thoroughly impressed with how fun she is to drive and the acceleration she has. I'm glad I didn't go with my brand X choice (clown car 4-door sedan from another of the big 3).
I found FF by Googleing Ford Focus Forum.