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What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For It's practical, roomy, and cheap to run

Against The ride is stiff at low speeds

Verdict A great estate at a great price

Go for… 1.6 16v LX

Avoid… 2.0 Titanium

Ford Focus Estate
  • 1. Tailgate hinges may let rain in, but Ford dealers should cure this at no cost
  • 2. Room in the back is generous, if not the very best in class
  • 3. Owners have reported engine software glitches, so watch out for poor starting and misfires
  • 4. Water can get into the wiper motor and cause it to overheat, but there was a recall to fix this - ensure the work has been done
  • 5. The 1.6-litre petrol engine is the best combination of price, power and economy
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