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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182 reader reviews for Ford Focus Hatchback.
  • 2.5T ST 2 3dr

    Colin Medler , . Date: 02/11/2011
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      22

    My car

    2008 Focus ST2 20000 miles, 2.5 engine can return 34mpg on a run but average 22mpg but as expected so no real concerns with that. Over all not a bad car, build quality is budget as you would expect from a ford. Biggest single nag missing is cruise control for longer journeys, 14k car had a replacement gear box, replacement took nearly four months to come, Blue tooth ecu failed not covered by warrenties (how a non wearable item can not be covered by warranty is beyond me), in 2 years of owning this vehicle I think its now broken down in the region of 20-30 times due to electrical faults. The biggest failing however is without doubt is the Ford dealer network and Ford themselves. Whenever problems arise you get played off between the two in the most unprofessional manner. That amount of non returned phone calls is simply staggering.

    I really wanted to love a fast Ford but sadly the experience has been a disaster.

    First Ford purchased and without a doubt in my mind, My driving future will never involve owning a Ford again. Disappointed with the car, Utterly disgusted with the Dealer experience.

    Previously owned Citreon, Honda, BMW,

  • 1.6 16v 115 Zetec 5dr

    sabrina joseph , cheshire . Date: 09/10/2011
    • Overall 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    I own a 57 reg focus 1.6 zetec i feel it handles very well on country roads and at motorway speed and when overtaking , its steering is very light and good. The only drawbacks are the size of the glovebox, the car feels heavy when I am driving uphill and trying to pick up speed and the reception on MW stations on the radio could be better. Braking is very responsive. Adults can fit into this car comfortably and its a great family car.

  • 1.6 TDCi Sport 108 5dr

    David Kiely , Durham . Date: 14/07/2011
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      57

    My car

    Bought the Focus 16 TDCI Sport new in march 2011. I traded in a Golf Diesel. Worse mistake I have ever made. The Focus is inferior in everyway. The trim in the cabin is tatty- the fit and the finish is shoddy. The engine is underpowered and needs to be thrashed to get any semblance of power out of it. I'm not used to driving in this manner. Good points are, the chassis is good and the steering perfect.Radio is fiddly; no button to press to change from FM to Mw or Lw. You must go through a drop down list and choose whilst driving!! Silly design. Will certainly change the car in the next few months and go back to VW.

  • 1.6 TDCi Zetec 108 5dr

    James Evans , W yorks . Date: 20/05/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      51

    My car

    Nice to drive and excellent economy are the only good things i can say about this car.

    Got this car brand new and really cheap through a family member working for Ford (£7000 discount!) but i wish id just bought a second hand cheaper car. The economy is amazing. 51mpg just on town driving. I dont drive like a learner eaither but i dont floor it all the time. Really impressed with that. £30/year tax - brilliant!!! Lovely to drive and fairly nippy 1.6 tdci engine.

    Thats the good bit over.

    I test drove the 1.6tdci titanium. Much nicer interior! On the whole i think the car has lost its sporty sleek look. I had 2 previous zetec focus, T reg and 53 reg. This focus looks boring and everything feels very plastic and cheap. The steering wheel is hideous (again cheap and plastic). The radio is abismal!! Reception is always going. The outside of the car just doesnt excite me anymore.

    Thats all i can find to moan about 'cos the car is so boring.

    I loved my other 2 focus's with a passion and if i could find a decent low milage one id buy the older version rather than this. The bluetooth is a pretty nice touch but on the whole i dont like it at all. I got this after handing back my Scirocco (i nearly cried) but needed to save some brass so ive got what i want out of the car. Good milage, low tax and low payments!!

    I wont be buying another ford!!

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