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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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181 reader reviews for Ford Focus Hatchback.
  • 2.5 RS 3dr

    paul burnett , . Date: 03/04/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      26

    My car

    i pick up my new focus rs in green on the 2nd of march,looked round the car and all was good,when i got the car home to wash it i notice silver in the paint looked over the car more and found over spay inside the doors ,and loads of fish eyes,phoned up ford and they say take it to the dealer that you got it from,i said that because it was over 250 miles away could i take it to the dealer near me,they said yes,when i got there the dealer said that the car was a bad,and it would need a full respay.(not happy)been phoning ford uk and they are crap,i am a ford man and thats all i have ever had,not any more.ford uk say that they will not change the car but they will paint it do you think this is right

  • 1.6 Zetec 5dr

    steven lawrence , Co.Durham . Date: 02/04/2011
    • 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
      40

    My car

    Just acquired a Focus 1.6 zetec 5dr auto on motability scheme, abit awkward to get into after a C-Max, also abit under powered as this is a 1.6 after a 2.0 hopefully things will get better as time goes by, might go for a new C-max next time.

  • 2.5 ST-2 3dr

    kevin parr , stoke on trent . Date: 21/03/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    well where to start iv owned the focus st for 6 months from new it broke down in the first week with a sensor fault and its been down hill since then the gear box has had a vibration in second gear since new the dealer has said that ford considers the vibration as normal and last week to failed compleatly its been in the garage ever since now they say that the replacement gear box is faulty ?? im selling it this month iv had it with fords if you buy one good luck and hope it dosent go wrong because the dealers havent a clue

  • 1.8 TDCi Zetec Climate 5dr

    Stuart Elliott , Kent . Date: 15/11/2009
    • 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
      51

    My car

    I have owned this car from new in June 2007 and it now has 66K miles of mainly motorway driving and it has averaged 51MPG. This car does what it says on the tin and carries my 2 children and I around although as I am 6ft 3ins and my 2 kids are growing fast neither of them find it comfortable behind me. The cabin has stood up well and nothing has broken, the stereo is reasonable, ride good and handling good. The engine although reasonably economical is not its strong point and is noisy and has pronounced turbo lag when pulling away from low speed or standstill. Get the 1.6 or 2.0 as they are newer and far more quiet. Servicing and main dealers are the worse thing about the experience. They are not cheap and I got the feeling that not all service items were ever done.Diesel filter needed replacing between servicing when it should have been replaced at previous service.Front pads lasted 62K, front tyres (17in) 15K, insurance reasonable. You will lose money as its value will plummet like a stone. Its very boring so I have traded it in for a Skoda Octavia VRS estate with the petrol engine. Life is too short so its time to enjoy my motoring again.

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