Overall reader verdict 4 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
    3 out of 5 stars

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Ford Focus Estate
5 reader reviews for Ford Focus Estate.
  • 1.6 125 Zetec auto 5dr

    Bill Thornton , Cornwall . Date: 25/10/2015
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I bought this car from a car supermarket in North London! for a good price. However it was clear after 1-2 days that the Power-Shift gearbox was not right. To cut a long story short with no help from said car super market I approached my local Ford dealer. They agreed the gearbox/clutch was not right and did various check and agreed that that it was faulty. Ford it turns out are accepting that they have an issue and are offering 5 year warranty now. So it was fixed for free and gearbox oil changed as well saving a later cost. Car is now sweet and a pleasure too drive. I think Ford have done the right thing and I was impressed by how they dealt with this. Focus Estate is a lovely car in so many ways

  • 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.

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