8 red hot small cars

Gas prices are up and so are small car sales. Here are some tiny rides that should absolutely be on your shopping list.

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Ford Focus
Price: $16,270 - $22,765
Mileage: 28 City / 38 Hwy

Just hitting the market now, Ford's new Focus is a huge change from the outgoing version.

The Focus has long been just an OK car, but the new Focus feels all wound up and ready to rock.

The suspension is firmer, the steering is tighter, the engine's stronger and transmission is quicker.

Its technology package, is amped up, too. This new Focus has so much tech that there are literally buttons on its buttons. In fact, some may say Ford's gone a little overboard this time.



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Last updated April 13 2011: 7:34 AM ET
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