For The 161bhp engine is certainly punchy, and you get the promise of 56.5mpg. The Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi 163 Zetec S is also well equipped.
Against The engine generates too much noise and vibration, and the ride is too firm. The diesel isn't as nimble as the 1.6T Zetec S.
The Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi 163 Zetec S is punchy and grippy, but not enough of a step over the 140bhp Zetec model to make the extra investment worthwhile.
There isn't a bad engine among the ones in the Ford Focus range that we've tried, but we reckon the best is the 113bhp 1.6 diesel. It’s strong enough and impressively smooth, although it’s not as efficient as some rivals in real-world driving.
All versions come with air-conditioning, electric front windows and a USB connection. Popular Zetec trim adds alloys, Bluetooth, a digital radio and a heated windscreen. We’d understand if you wanted to upgrade to Titanium trim, because this brings more convenience equipment and a posher-looking dashboard that gives the cabin a real lift, although it’s not cheap.
However you specify your Focus, make sure you get a big discount. Dealers should be prepared to knock off thousands of pounds, especially on more expensive versions. The Focus doesn’t have particularly strong resale values, so a discount will help partially offset the steep depreciation.
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The Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi 115 Edge is a great car to drive, and has superb official figures for emissions and fuel economy. You might struggle to match the claimed 67mpg, but it should still be cheap to run.