Er, looking back, I think my comments regarding the hybrids were more in response to Raptor. I must have read several posts and merged them together in my head. Anyway, I didn't think you were bashing the Focus; quite the contrary I thought people were being too easy on it. It sounded like the suggestion was that we shouldn't expect good stop and go mileage because the Focus is not a hybrid. It goes without saying that a hybrid will achieve great mileage in stop and go traffic compared to just about any gas car. But that doesn't mean that gas cars aren't subect to their own standards for city driving. As a c-segment car, the Focus should be held to a very high standard of city mileage. The fact that there is a superior segment--hybrids-- doesn't let the Focus off the hook.
2012 Ford Focus SEL hatchback