Compact Sedan Ford Focus


Min Age to Rent: 21
Seats: 4
Locations: New York, Miami and Cross-Country between LA/San Fran and NY/Miami (West Coast rentals available for 30+ days only)
Daily Rate: $28-$60 depending on season, rental length, and driver age
Miles: included, miles depends on rental length

The Ford Focus Compact Sedan is ideally suited for those on a budget. It provides the best combination of price and flexibility of all rental options on our site. Want to stay in hotels or hostels? Then compact sedan is cheap enough to afford nightly accommodation. Want to see the outdoors up close and personal, grab a cheap tent and go car camping at the most popular national and state parks across America.

The compact sedan is available for rent from New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco, with limited availability in Miami. You can rent it one-way across the US for a one-way fee. Under 25 years of age? No worries, you can rent a car!

The Compact Sedan is a year 2005 4-door Ford Focus or similar that seats 4-5. It comes with air conditioning, AM/FM radio with CD player (MP3), power steering, power brakes, automatic transmission and a 2-litre engine.

Compact Car Benefits & Freebies

  Free 100 miles per day for rentals 31+ days
  Inexpensive for unlimited miles
  Under 31 days includes set number of miles
  Long-term rentals at cheap prices
  Basic Liability Insurance included
  Free 24 hour roadside assistance
  Multiple drivers at no additional cost
  Travel to Canada for no extra cost

Compact Car Amenities

  Seats up to 4 comfortably
  AM/FM Radio and CD Player with MP3 Input
  Power steering
  Power brakes
  Automatic Transmission

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Compact Car Setup and Layout

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The primary car rental costs include:

  • the base rental rate, which includes a specified number miles and basic liability
  • One-way drop off fees between the East Coast & West Coast is approximately $700
  • Domestic Security fee (for rentals out of New York, applies to all types of vehicles) $5/day, maximum $140
  • Sales Tax, which ranges between 7% for New York picks ups and 9.75% for California pickups. 

Optional rental costs include:

  • Additional Miles - you can pre-purchase additional miles above what is included in the base rental rate for $110 per 500-mile pack. Otherwise, miles incurred over the included amount are charged at $0.25 per mile.
  • Collision damage waiver (CDW), which covers damage to the car above $500 (eg $500 deductible). CDW costs $7.95/day or $150/month.
  • Supplemental Liability (SLI), which covers third party liability, costs $9.95 per day
  • Combined CDW and SLI costs $13.95 per day

Please note: due to the nature of the backpacker and budget travel rental car industry being a niche industry, there is limited availability compared with large car rental agencies. Please use our cross country car/minivan rental inquiry form to your right to check availability and pricing for your road trip adventure.

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Why Book with Bakpak Dave

Bakpak Dave is an authorized agent for top quality rental operators that cater to the budget/backpacker industry. Benefits include:

  • No price mark ups - No booking fees
  • Advice on best rental options for your road trip
  • Bakpak Dave is based in Los Angeles with extensive travel knowledge
  • Booking discounts and freebies when available
  • Free Trip Idea E-books


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