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Overall reader verdict 5 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Ford Focus Estate
4 reader reviews for Ford Focus Estate.
  • 1.6 105 Zetec Navigator 5dr

    John Ben , . Date: 26/07/2014
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      33.7

    My car

    Seats are comfy and a good driving position. Good vision and plenty of room inside. Useful estate car. Very messy controls both on the steering wheel, the column and the centre console.

    By far the worst thing about this 1.6 ltr 2014 estate is its fuel consumption. After 3300 miles the best it can average is 34 MPG. Its under powered. Under geared ( 6 speed auto) At 70 MPH the engine is revving at 3000 RPM. Due to lack of power its foreever changing up and down the box. For a modern car this is unnaceptable. My own 3.5 Ltr Mercedes auto will return 29 MPG average. Ford and What Car show 47 mpg which is impossible to reach even on a steady motorway run of a 300 miles

    Its been back to the main dealer who supplied it who state they cannot find any faults. I cant recommend this car if your looking for economy

  • 1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium Navigato 5dr

    Brian Collison , Tyne and Wear . Date: 21/05/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Comfortable driving position and great handling, economy is very good, I am averaging 63 to 64mpg, nearly as good as my previous car a Ford Fiesta Econetic which had similar economy, although I did get up to 69mpg at one point with the Fiesta, these figures were at 55 to 65mph on the motorways, it has 6 gears which I sometimes forget, it comes up with a reminder to change up on the dashboard. Lots of extra gadgets and buttons, still learning what does what, auto headlights and wipers, cruise control and some voice control, emergency assist when your phone synchronised with the car, which means it calls emergency services if you are involved in an accident. Loads of luggage space, would get this car again.

  • 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Titanium X 5dr

    John Clark , Herts . Date: 21/01/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      46

    My car

    Just brilliant, had a Volvo V50 before this, bought the Volvo on its reliability badge but it was so poor, didn't even drive car for the first 4 monte due to breakdowns. When the 3rd gearbox failed traded it in for the Focus. What a fabulious car, so well behaved, so well mannered and feels like an 1800 engine. Just such a delight to drive, controls are so light and positive. Seats so comftable. Just can't praise it enough, complete opposite from Volvo (whose dealer couldn't care less about my problems). By the way my local Ford dealer is so so helpful to. Nothing is too much trouble.

  • 1.6 TDCi 115 Titanium 5dr

    Steve Milsom , East Riding Of Yorkshire . Date: 03/07/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    Well what can I say? I went looking for a Focus for a family friend and bought one myself. I was a fan of the new shape when I saw it at the Geneva motorshow 2 years ago. I didn't think I would be buying one and I kind of forgot about it altogether until I saw one.

    Thing is, its not a big car like my old A6 Avant but its built really well, chuckable handling, fabulous performance given the excellent economy and the space is terrific. So far so good, I have done 4k in 3 months over Yorkshire wolds and it is fabulous to drive and returning brilliant economy. My 2.0 BMW One Series Coupe gets a good 44mpg but this is better. Of course not as quick but in real world use its marginal.

    Comfort is sublime - easily the best riding car I have owned. Bluetooth and Ipod controls are excellent, the standard of fit and fitment is the match of BMW but nothing beats an Audi. I love the looks and (having had a snot green Kia Soul) appreciate its anonymity even though it has the appearance pack and 18" wheels.

    The plus points are the handling, comfort and stereo. Downsides are the large wheels which create a terrible steering lock my occasional mis-selection of 5th instead of 3rd gear!

    The outlet I bought the car from were very poor - I won't be using them to service it. Ford in Scarborough are excellent - picking the car up from work and returning it when its finished. So far so good - will post more later on in its life...

    For: Looks, handling, economy; Against: Steering lo

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