I'm curious to know how you think the car has been "ruined"? The Focus used to be be an utter POS. It's improved tremendously over the years. My chicks Focus ST is 10x the car the Fox body ever was. Rock solid platform, as fast, or faster than most of the Fox's still out there, handles and brakes like a go-cart, great exterior styling, beautiful, functional interior, top notch fit and finish and gets 30mpg in town and almost 45mpg on the highway. The new Focus is easily hands down the best that model has ever been.