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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.
  • 2.0 TDCi DPF Ghia 5dr

    Howard Spence Date: 16/01/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 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

    My car

    I took delivery of my company car in October 2005 since then it has been back to my local dealer on 10 occasions to attempt to trace and cure the intermittent poor running. It looses power, judders, jolts and hesitates and I have had to call out the AA on to occasions. It has had a replacement ERG valve and the entire euro 4 emission system has been replaced.It has also suffered from creaking doors.

    On the plus side when it is running properly it is a good car with excellent road holding, steering, brakes and power with fuel consumption of 38 to 50 mpg.

    However I am now totaly fed up with the dealers inability to cure the faults and their do not care attidude. I am now trying to get my employer to replace this car with an allowance so that I can return to driving BMW's which never gave me any problems.

  • 1.6 16v 115 LX 5dr

    Colin Hill Date: 07/10/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Our third Ford of which this is our second Estate but a big disapointment.As for comfort and equipment it is very good , road handling is good and it corners well. However the engine is totally unsuitable - reliable but a 1.6 engine for a size of this car was never a good idea. It struggles up hills, is last away at the lights and accelerates poorly. Worst of all is petrol consumption - an avearge of 23 miles per gallon. It is an automatic which will reduce petrol consumption but it is almost unaffordable to run.

  • 1.6 TDCi Zetec 108 5dr

    Anna Bell , selangor . Date: 15/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    My car

    I had hired this car for 8 weeks over the summer for my family whilst in the UK and found it very comfortable to drive and very economical.

    The boot space was excellent, easily fitting in a twin pram (of a large size) and the family's luggage. My only problem was the lack of space for my children and their car seats. My two year olds feet were againt the back of my seat, (I was driving) and I'm no giant at only 5ft 7", this was even worse when we wanted to recline his chair for sleeping; and my other son was in a newborn rear facing seat, and to allow room for it, meant the passenger seat had to be fairly forward limiting the leg room for my 5ft 10" husband when he joined us!

    But despite that, I am considering purchasing one when we return to the uk as for local driving without the other half, it would be ideal.

  • 1.6 TDCi Zetec 5dr

    Sam Ellis , Nottinghamshire . Date: 03/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    My car

    I drove this car for a week and did 400 miles. It was one of the most economical, and comfortable cars I had ever driven. This car is definitley recommended.

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