Well thanks for the kind comments. There are numerous ways to approach this modding thing. As for me....I'm not into speed or fast driving. So that eliminates many of the mods you see on this site. And I'm not into replacing body parts or wheels for the looks.....costs too much.
But there are countless mods you can do with the Focus that don't cost a lot, that are mostly labor involved, that personalize the thing to your own taste, and that add functionality to the car. That covers most of what I've been doing to my Focus.
I've also been doing a lot of little boring stuff.....like taking pieces off to check into and fix areas that might be rust-prone. And I'm almost finished with my under-hood modifications to prevent water entry to the engine bay......something I've never seen done by anybody on this site.
In all....there's a lot that can be done to a Focus, without breaking the bank.