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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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23 reader reviews for Ford Focus Estate.
  • 1.6 TDCi Titanium 108 5dr

    Stuart Gamble , Shropshire . Date: 29/12/2013
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      55

    My car

    I have had this as a company car for the last three years. It's a comfortable car that handles very nicely. It does not have a good quality feel to it, the interior is a bit cheap feeling, but it has never let me down. It is no rocket ship, but goes ok once it is up a running, but off the line it's takes some winding up. As an estate it is very practical, with a good shaped boot. Fuel economy suffers a lot in the winter if it's cold and you are using the heated seats or windscreen. Average mpg is mid fifties, but does drop to 50 mpg during the winter. The paint quality is poor, it's been in twice under warranty as the paint flaked and peeled off the sills and from the bumper. I never thought I would like a ford, but it's a nice car that does everything you need, it's not very exciting but as a family car it's great. I much preferred the Octavia I had before though.

  • 1.8 TDCi 115 LX 5dr

    michael benson , staffordshire . Date: 18/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      44

    My car

    I have had this vehicle for just over 12 months. It has never let me down once and I have had no faults. The driving experience is not the best as the front end of the car can get away from you in the wet at low speeds. I travel up and down the motorway every day and I get roughly 44mpg. Having driven the previous shape focus estate I would say in my opinion this model is not as good.

  • 2.0 TDCi 136 Titanium 5dr

    Tony Yates , East Riding of Yorkshire . Date: 04/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      52

    My car

    Excellent allrounder! I bought this car a couple of months ago. I need an estate car for my job, and I travel about 35k miles per year. The load-carrying capacity of the Focus Estate is very good for a car of this size. The drive and handling are excellent, although a little on the firm side for my tastes. The engine is powerful and economical.

  • 1.6 16v 100 Zetec 5dr

    Allen Harris , Berkshire . Date: 29/11/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    I bought this car in April and am up to 9,000 miles. The ride quality and comfort is very good. Matching the 1.6 engine with an automatic box is inevitably something of a compromise as mid range acceleration is sluggish. However once its on the move it soaks up the miles very well and economy is reasonable provided you avoid too much in town driving. As with my review on the 2.0 TDCI with powershift gearbox I rate the Focus Estate as a very sound investment even though they are not as cheap as rivals.

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