Britain's best buys - Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus

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Ford Fiesta
1.25 82 Zetec 5dr
List price £13,245
Target Price £11,786
Best price £11,090
(Carfile.net)
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The Fiesta has been our favourite supermini for quite a while. There are some fantastic deals to be had with just a little haggling; the best bargains are found through internet brokers, but don’t rule out your local dealer, who should offer a hefty discount, and pay £250 towards your finance deposit if you buy using a low-rate Ford Credit finance plan.
What Car? rating


Emissions and economy
CO2 120g/km
Fuel economy 54.3mpg
First-year Road tax £0
Tax liability 16%

Residual value
Ford Fiesta residual value

Monthly company car tax
20% £33 40% £65
Contract hire £174

Three-year cost
£11,999
Depreciation £6111
Insurance £1047
Servicing £631
Road tax £60
Fuel £4150

Your view Adam Cousins
‘I had a 2008 Fiesta previously, but this car is a huge difference. The build quality is excellent and I love the soft-touch dashboard materials. Also, I’m over 6ft tall and have to bring the seat forward quite a few clicks because it goes back so far.’



Ford Focus">Ford Focus
1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec
List price £18,895
Target Price £16,533
Best price £14,756
(Carfile.net)
Save £4139

The Focus does one thing better than any other small hatchback – it handles brilliantly, while comfortably accommodating a family of four. Crucially you can get your hands on one without much outlay, with savings to be had wherever you buy. Ford will pay £2000 towards your finance deposit on a low-APR Ford Credit finance plan, and it’ll throw in a free Appearance Pack worth £525.
What Car? rating


Emissions and economy
CO2 109g/km
Fuel economy 67.3mpg
First-year Road tax £0
Tax liability 16%

Residual value
Ford Ford Focus residual value

Monthly company car tax
20% £47 40% £94
Contract hire £255

Three-year cost
£14,506
Depreciation £8698
Insurance £1503
Servicing £767
Road tax £40
Fuel £3498

Your view Duncan Sims
‘I bought my Focus after negotiating an 18% discount plus options worth over £2500, which I think was a good deal. The car handles very well, and the ride is smooth on the 18-inch alloys. Standard kit is also very good – everything you need for a family car.’

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