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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.
  • 1.8 TDCi Zetec Climate 5dr

    Fraser Lamb , South Lanarkshire . Date: 19/01/2009
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had a Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi Zetec Climate. Nice to drive and economical...but Ford customer service really is dreadful. The cars alarm hummed intermittently from day one and Ford told me that there was nothing wrong with it. A drive belt snapped, the water pump stopped working and the coolant overheated. Ford fixed the drive belt but charged me £60 for the replacement coolant. I appealed to Ford customer service who told me that the coolant wasn't covered, despite the cause being the broken drive belt and they in effect told me not to bother them and go away. In short buy a Focus, enjoy the car and hope that it doesn't break, because if it, does you are on your own!!!!!

  • 2.0 TDCi Ghia 5dr

    Trevor Gordon Date: 18/01/2009
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    A lot of folk are missing the main point - 1-2 year old Focuses are a very cheap buy. I had an early 1.8TDCi Zetec which did 78K faultless miles, and I run another in my business which has also been brilliant so far. My leased Golf GTi has to go back and I had an Alfa 159TI on order, but when busines fell off a cliff in Nov, I cancelled and found a 2 year old 2.0TDCi Ghia with 6900 miles at a main dealer for £8595. Cheap as. It's no GTi of course, but a great gutsy engine. The Ghia's a bit fuddy duddy but the only spec to have cruise, which I won't forgo and they're less popular than Zetec, so dealers usually deal.

    Looks pretty naff, has no presence, interior is bland but practical. But for what they cost, nothing can compare. Only thing as cheap is Citroen C4 which looks more interesting (coupe especially) but ain't as good.

  • 1.8 TDCi Zetec Climate 5dr

    Colin Morris Date: 03/01/2009
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      46

    My car

    Disappointed with fuel consumption. Averaging no better than mid 40s despite signifcant motorway mileage

  • 1.6 100 Style 5dr

    ALAN CLARK , NORTHANTS . Date: 24/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Puirchased my Style from Ford Direct five weeks ago on an "08" plate to replace a Citreon C3 I bought new two years ago-what a wise choice! Build quality of the two cars are miles apart. The Citreon had trim falling off within two weeks of purchase, and the air-con was never really up to the mark, and the Citreon dealership was not very helpful on either count. The Ford is a class apart, being very well put together from quality materials-it just feels in another league compared to the C3. It is a joy to drive, being very comfortable and with a responsive engine, and is so quiet in the cabin. That said I am one very happy Focus owner!

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