Posted by: rblturtle on Oct-18-12 9:47 AM (EST)
4 adults+ gear is too much for the Focus. For 2 adult + 2 solos and tripping gear works great as did 1 solo 1 tandem and 3 adultd for a day trip. I don't think any 35mpg vehicle would do 4 adults+gear well. The trade off for a bigger vehicle is shared fuel expense,but then 95% of the time your'e driving too much car. We run into this when 4 of us drive to the ADK's for tripping and take 2 vehicles.