I have a 2000 Ford Focus hatchback (it's just me) and I'd get another. I did buy it used in 2002 and it has served me well for the last 10 years. The only problems I have now come from old age, so I'm having to replace a few parts that have worn out here and there, but nothing major. I've got a 35 mile commute to work each way and I only need to fill my tank once a week and then only because I don't like to see the gas gauge get too low. If I were buying another Focus, I'd probably go new too (mine had only 15,000 miles when I got it).