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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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18 reader reviews for Ford Focus Estate.
  • 1.8 TDCi Ghia 5dr

    Iain Cornfield Date: 13/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I own a 53 plate Focus estate and was very happy with it until it reached 32,000 miles and had just exited the warranty period.

    The first thing to go was the remote boot release. The big practical button on the dashboard would only elicit a barely audible click and we were reduced to opening the boot with the ignition key - very 1970s.

    Then things got serious. The clutch flywheel had to be replaced and at the same time the car developed a reluctance to start. Ford could not diagnose the problem and another independent garage discovered a loss of compression in two of the cylinders, which resulted in the piston rings needing to be replaced.

    Having spent such a large amount of money getting the car back on the road, I am forced to keep it for another year. I just hope nothing else goes wrong.

    Anyone got a spare rabbit's foot?

  • 1.8 TDCi LX 5dr

    G Collins , oxon . Date: 15/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Only one thing wrong with this car, every so often the ECU causes it to fail to start and I have to call a vehicle recovery and pay a big bill. I had the car from new done 20K its failed me 5 times. Even my Ford dealer seems to not be able to bottom it, and if you search Google with Ford Focus ECU you will see I am one of so so many Focus owners with a car I cannot be sure will start as without warning it leaves me stranded, next time I will NEVER buy a Ford. Shame cos if it started it would be a nice car.....

  • 1.8 TDdi Ghia 5dr

    phillip noke , lancashire . Date: 15/01/2007
    • 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 have had my car since April 2006 and in the May i found rust coming out off the tail gate. took it back to to my local Fords where they took pictures of it sent it back to Fords because the warranty for it is 10 years after 2 months nothing rang them said that Fords had lost the pictures same again back to take pictures. They then said it was not comng from the inside told them how can it not be because it was bubbling outwards the said they would share the cost no way then the next thing we want the services history it's now January 2007 no one has got back to me and they will not talk to me thank you FORDS

  • 1.6i 16v Zetec 5dr

    Emma Royston , TN33 9AL . Date: 25/01/2006
    • 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

    My car

    My parents owned a Ford Focus estate from 1999-2001 and I was a very happy passenger. Well, except on long journeys, because the seats were very hard and the ride surprisingly harsh and unforgiving. The boot was cavernous, though.

    The equipment levels weren't up to much either, even on Zetec trim. There were no rear electric windows, and it didn't even have a CD player. However, the air conditioning was appreciated on hot summer days.

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