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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.
  • 1.8 TDCi Style 5dr

    Paul England , west midlands . Date: 25/11/2007
    • 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
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Had this car 3 months from new and it’s had the AA out because the clutch pedal had stuck down and would not come back up - not good in rush hour at a junction! This has now happened twice, the brake pedal pressure goes hard until you pump the pedal and I have lost faith in driving this car for business use. The car smells of burning oil in heavy traffic and makes you feel sick. I’ve driven Nissan, Vauxhall, Saab and 2 previous focus models and for £16,000 this car is rubbish. Cabin style is cheap and plastic, fuel economy is poor for urban driving (450 miles per tank) and the body styling is awful - people slated the Vauxhall vectra for the front end styling but this is the same shape but because its Ford its acceptable. It’s not its truly hideous and I’m now looking to opt out and buy my own car that’s more value for money than a Ford!

  • 1.6 16v 115 Ghia 5dr

    Carl Warmington Date: 17/09/2007
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Being from Canada and previously owning three North American Focus vehicles, I am absolutely in shock how great this Euro Focus is in comparison.

    I have owned my 2007 Focus Ghia 1.6 TI-VCT Estate for just over a month, and am so pleased with all aspects of this vehicle.

    It is well put-together, heavy-duty high quality inside and out, has perfectly weighted steering, an excellent suspension set-up, and a strong, precise feel to everything, particularly the gearshift and brakes. I'm very impressed!

    Initally I was concerned with the mere 115PS and 114lb ft torque of the 1.6 TI-VCT, but it is a super-sweet engine, perfectly matched to the ideal gear ratios and faultless gearbox.

    The balance between front-end grip and oversteer is nearly perfect, especially for a front-wheel-drive family car. The Focus does exactly what I expect it to and shrugs off the mid-corner bumps which I found would throw my North American Focus off line.

    Lastly, the content and features loaded in the Ghia trim are brillant, and well appreciated. Ghia trim level in the European Focus puts some luxury vehicles in Canada to shame.

    I really like the Sony audio system with the eight speakers. The automatic climate control works as it should, and something not available in the Canadian market is the 'quick-clear' windscreen feature - this is a brillant feature.

    I applaud Ford's stability and traction control set-up, which works without interfering or impeding in anyway. It doesn't stop t

  • 1.6 TDCi Zetec 108 5dr

    Steve Liddle Date: 23/03/2007
    • 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

    Diesel estate, not sure exact model. comes with A/C, CD player and cruise control. 600 mile range or so. Company car on 3 year contract. No major problems, but the car cut out a few weeks back, power steer failure, engine management failure and had a dead car. AA did not have a clue, so cleared the error codes and it all worked again, they and garage not know the reason. Otherwise excellent handling, luggage space and equipment

  • 1.6 TDCi 110 DPF LX 5dr

    Stephen Britain , Fife . Date: 05/03/2007
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Only had the car a short time but excellent to drive and good economy at present. Only quibble is lack of equipment on LX model. I have a 06 plate which does not have a trip computer or front fog lights, I wouldn't have thought it expensive to put these on the car. Some manufacturers have these on base models. Will report back when I have put more miles on the clock and have more to report.

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