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.
  • 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!

  • 2.0 16v Zetec 5dr

    Bernie Franckel , Surrey . Date: 18/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After 74k Miles and bought from new in 2000 we are about to say goodbye. It was bought for my wife as a second family car but after I switched my Volvo for a Porsche Boxster it became our only family car.I have been waiting for it to fail in some way to justify replacing it - After 8 years It has never ever broken down. Nothing has ever fallen off. It has never ever been back to the main dealer to fix a problem. Cheap to service (independant £200 per annum) and light on tyres. Only the cheap looking but sturdy plastic dash around the centre console let this orginal Focus down.

    It was even used for track days at Donnington Park - well until I bought the Boxster.

    WE ARE ONLY CHANGING IT NOW - as our family is bigger and need something to ferry kids friends and grandparents. Sorry to see it go but needs must.

  • 2.0 16v Ghia 5dr

    steven goodban , DERBYSHIRE . Date: 11/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    01 2.0 ghia 75,000mls

    Brilliant and practical car. Roomy for its class the seats are excellent. Equipment levels and high and the heated front screen is very useful. One front suspension spring went at 70,000 miles ( £100 to repair )and the tyres discs and pads have been changed periodically. Apart from that the car has the original exhaust, lights, battery etc. Excellent quality car which is a delight to drive. I would certainly own another. My neighbour who has a large Mercedes is going to exchange that for a focus.

  • 2.5T ST 2 5dr

    david garden , Merseyside . Date: 29/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      25

    My car

    I switched from a 3.0 litre diesel 3 series beemer to the focus st2 2.5T for cost savings in the current climate. From £38k car to a 57 plate for £14k - the focus drives and sounds better ! the engie is superb, the recaros are better than beemer sports seats and the handling is as good as the beemer. I'd had 4 big engine bmw's but now I'm kicking myself as to how much I could've saved by buying an ST2 earlier. It puts a smile on my face and it shifts, awesome engine, sound and handling and get 25 mpg - and thats not dawdling either. A tremendous car. I went for a black 5 door rather than the ASBO Orange !! great car, well done Ford.

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