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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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Ford Focus (11-) Hatchback
17 reader reviews for Ford Focus Hatchback.
  • 1.6 TDCi 105 Edge Econetic 88g 5dr

    john jones , . Date: 03/11/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    Have new Focus Econetic 1.6 diesel Edge, with Edge pack. Official combined MPG is supposed to be 83 mpg but I struggle to get 50 mpg. What a joke, unless there is something wrong with my car. Bought it for its MPG as I need the economy. Traded in a 2008 Mondeo 1.8 Dsl. Can it be possible that with all the refinements, this car is less economical than a well used 5 year old Mondeo. Disappointed as this Focus is giving me poorer MPG than my Mondeo with 93K miles on clock. Why bother with a car infinitely inferior to the Mondeo if it is not significanly more economical. What should I do or is there something wrong with the car. Have driven 1000 miles. Feel totally cheated and misled by MPG. Claims of 83 mpg when I am getting less than 50 mpg is a big joke. I am doing the same driving as with the Mondeo except that I am being very eco conscious. The ECO mode monitor says my driving style, gear change etc is perfect. Has anyone else had this experience? Any advice welcome.

  • 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec 5dr

    Donald Hine , Kent . Date: 27/10/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I purchased this car in April 2013. It's really great to drive and has been pretty economical although falling short of the claimed MPG.

    I recently drove down to Switzerland and found it quiet and refined on the motorway plus an absolute hoot to drive through the twisty mountain passes. (However being right hand drive - don't look down)

    The gadgets supplied on this version are really useful - especially the reversing sensors which work very well.

    Economy wise I managed between 49 - 52 on the long motorway run to and from Switzerland. Mixed driving has come out at 43 - 46 while pure urban trips (mainly very short ones) have come out at 38mpg.

    Downsides? Well some of the cabin trim could be better and the boot is a bit cramped - but it does come with a spare wheel which is more than you can say for other manufacturers.

    So far no reliability problems.

  • Focus 5dr

    Benjamin Cartlidge , . Date: 23/10/2013
    • Overall 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Owned this car for just under 2 weeks now, and so far, rather impressed!

    at low rev's in drinks fuel strangely, compared to our 2009 mondeo we used to have it drives rather differently! It favours those country roads at 50MPH in 6th at about 1800rpm, tickling the throttle to keep her moving rather briskly, but achieving anything between the 50-60mpg average, and this lessens slightly on the motorway to 55mpg but this gives me just over 600miles per tank of diesel which costs around the £60 mark! which I find this rather impressive for a car for this size. especially after owning the old shape focus, while only being a petrol, on achieved a measly 34/36mpg.

    Comparing this to older shape focus still , the drive is somewhat less erratic, now its more of a cruiser taking the role of a baby mondeo, but the feeling from the electric steering is still there! Put your toe down and that turbo kicks in without much delay either, a good feel from the driving side of view.

    This model I currently own tells me when to change gear, I dont know if this a standard feature on this model, but if your looking for the best economy then by god listen to it because it will save you some pennies.

    The cabin, well, being a young person, all the buttons do not phase me what so ever! yes I agree that there is alot, but its nothing thats difficult to operate.The Bluetooth is very good in calls and streaming music to the sony system, the build quality is one of fords best. A lot of standard e

  • Focus 5dr

    Adrian Simnett , Yorkshire . Date: 01/10/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Main issues with the vehicle are around

    * zero performance below 1500rpm * positioning of the 12v outlet. Not very convenient for plugging in a SAT NAV etc * light rotary swith - prone to hitting my knee on it when ever I egress * need to turn on the engine if I ever want to open the front electric windows.

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