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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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  • 1.6 TDCi 110 DPF Ghia 5dr

    Paul Webb , Surrey . Date: 02/12/2004
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I was invited to drive this car on a Ford day and got to drive the Ghia diesel and a Zetec petrol version.

    The diesel was a seriously good car. The Ghia spec (including sat-nav) was excellent with decent seats leather-covered wheel and good climate control. The gearbox was superb - very smooth and easy to use with a light clutch and the steering was very precise and light at low speed and weighted at high speed.

    The brakes were a little wooden, but I expect they would be easy to get used to. The Zetec spec was less comfortable, but the driving experience was just as good, but the petrol engine needed more beans than the diesel to get things going.

    Will I get one when I change cars next year? Almost certainly.

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