No. 7: Ford Focus

In this Feb. 8, 2012 photo, Ford introduces a 2013 Ford Focus ST during the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. If you're shopping for a car today, you're less likely to end up with a lemon. In the past five years, global competition has forced automakers to raise the quality and reliability of their vehicles _ everything from inexpensive mini-cars to decked-out luxury SUVs. It used to be that the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic were the far better than the rest, and they cost more. But the new Chevrolet Cruze, and the vastly improved Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus are giving consumers more options. (AP photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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