For The Focus Estate is the sweetest-handling of all small estate cars. It's also competitively priced and as practical as most rivals.
Against Interior quality isn't in the same league as a Volkswagen Golf Estate's and resale values are weak. The low-speed ride might be a little firm for some tastes, too.
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The Ford Focus Estate is a good family estate car: it's great to drive, practical and well priced.
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There are 32 Ford Focus versions available
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All versions come with air-conditioning, Bluetooth, a digital radio and roof rails, while stepping up to Zetec trim brings alloy wheels and a heated windscreen. We'd understand if you wanted to go for Titanium trim, though, because this brings a large touch-screen control system that gives the cabin a real lift, although it's not cheap.
There are plenty of high-tech safety aids on offer. Blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and lane-departure warning with a built-in lane-keeping function are all available as options. Forward Alert is another optional extra; it brings up a visual and audible warning of an impending crash, and can even apply the brakes to help minimise an impact.
Reader test team says:
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…
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…
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…
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…