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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
18 reader reviews for Ford Focus Hatchback.
  • 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.

  • 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec 5dr

    Oliver Hepton , West Yorkshire . Date: 06/09/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48.7

    My car

    I bought this car as an ex demo in 2012. I have had lots of faults with the car. Drivers side window does get stuck and won't open or close dealer unable to fix, central locking doesn't always work have to use key. Fuel consumption very poor compared to my previous seat Leon tdi. The car has rattles which have been unable to locate. Not a lot of room in rear for adults. Front also tight on space band knees on dash board. Hands free phone system also does not work. This is the worst car I have owned I would rate my previous seat Leon tdi, soda octavia tdi far better and when this car hits 3 years old next may we will have to change it. My first ford and I would think my last. Reported problems to both dealer and ford.

  • 1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titanium 5dr

    BRIAN MCBRIDE , DOWN . Date: 25/06/2013
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      41

    My car

    Have owned this car since August 2011 and now showing 12k on the clock. The car was specified with the City pack consisting of rear parking sensors and folding mirrors together with the 18" alloys upgrade.The car has been absolutely faultless and with the exception of the regular servicing has needed nothing. Average mileage is c. 41mpg, pretty good condidering the performance available. The ecoboost engine is a real gem pulling smoothly from 1000rpm up to the red line. From c. 1750rpm the car really flies along with a great engine note. The 18" alloys upgrade not only looks awesome but also provides fabulous grip from the 235 section tyres.Specification wise all the kit works great but special mention must be made of the reversing sensors which are linked to a visual display on the dash. Works so well.Also the bluetooth phone system is probably the best I have ever used in a car.The new Focus is a great car and the Ecoboost Titanium combines the best overall engine and spec available. No wonder this is the best selling car in its class in the UK.

  • 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec S 5dr

    duncan sims , powys . Date: 01/07/2012
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I took delivery of this car in April 2012, after negotiating a discount of roughly 18% plus options worth over £2500 all in the price was just over £18000 which I think was a good deal.

    We bought the car for better running costs, as previously we had a Focus ST. So far fuel economy is hovering around 50 mpg in daily driving and high 50s on longer trips. The cost of Tax is £20 for the year, first year is free. Overall very happy with running costs.

    The car drives very well with good handling and with 18 inch alloy wheels fitted the ride is smooth.

    Standard equipment is very good with everything you need for a family car. Voice control, Bluetooth and DAB radio where you can sync IPOD and MP3 is easy to use as is contolling your Mobile phone through radio. Space and practicality are very good especially with two young children.

    The only issues we have had with the car are some loose trim in the boot which was quickly repaired under warranty, so far my dealer experiances have been fine with quick and reliable service.

    Overall very happy with my purchase.

Ford Focus Hatchback

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