Our cars: Ford Focus 1.0T Ecoboost - July
Week ending July 27
Driven this week: 248
Ford Focus review
Having had the pleasure of driving the Ford Focus this week, I think it just might be my new favourite thing. I needed to run a few errands while my boyfriend was away in Somerset, and the Focus fitted the bill perfectly.
It was surprisingly quick around town and punchy at speed when I needed it to be. The ride was smooth and the Focus felt solid on the road – there was no wavering from this car. The sporty driver's seat was comfortable and in general the interior was nicely put together.
My one quibble is that the Focus could really benefit from parking sensors (they're optional). It's hard to judge how far you are from whatever's behind, so I found myself having to get out of the car to check – not ideal when you're in a rush.
Week ending July 20
Driven this week: 264
Our new Ford Focus has just arrived. It's our favourite model – the 1.0-litre three-cylinder 125 Ecoboost petrol in Zetec trim – and I can't wait to spend the next year driving it.
Why? Because the engine is so smooth and quiet; because the ride, handling and steering are so sweetly judged; because it promises strong performance with impressive economy; and because it's one of the best small family cars on sale.
If, like me, you want your car to be fun, practical, refined and cheap to run, this Focus could be the ideal car for you. I look forward to telling you if it's all it's cracked up to be.