2009 Ford Focus Coupe Gets New Look, Lipstick...Still A PigRay Wert5/13/08 12:33amFiled to: 2009 Ford Focus Coupe2009 Ford Focus2009 Ford Focus Sedan2010 ford focus2010 Ford Focus CoupeAmerican IdolAmerican Idol FordAmerican Idol Ford FocusFocus Coupeford FocusNew Ford FocusNext Ford FocusFocusFordNew CarsTop1051EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWe know first-hand how horrible the design of the 2008 Ford Focus coupe truly was. Having spent five days in one we can tell you the best part about the '08 model was being inside of it. Only then could you sink into that relatively comfortable interior and try to forget the horror of witnessing the terrifying design mish-mash that was the exterior of last year's model. But wait, Ford's taken another look at the sheet metal on the 2009 Ford Focus Coupe and given it what the Dearborn-based automaker calls a "sporty new look." We call it lipstick. Although Ford fixed a couple of the most egregious design flaws for the '09 — the deletion and reassignment of the rear spoiler, the new rims and (thank whatever automotive deity you pray to) the delete option on the faux chrome side vents — it only serves to show just how much of a mess the rest of the design truly is. We know Ford's trying to use this year's model to ease the 'merican public into the Fiesta's open-mouthed billy-the-bass front fascia design language, but was it really necessary to bastardize it on this monstrosity of mashed-together metal? Full press release below the jump.