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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.
  • 2.0 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.

  • 1.6 100 Zetec Climate 5dr

    alistair venning , leicestershire . Date: 23/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I presently own a 2.0 Zetec MK1 and i am looking to downsize in the near future due to the high running costs.I went to have a look at a 1.6 Zetec in the new model needless to say i came away with the feeling of being impressed.One of the first things i noticed was a set of rear drum brakes that were present through the alloys i found that off putting before i even went and had a look at the inside,when i sat in the inside the story only got worse with a crampped and uncomfortable seating position and a below average equipment tally you don,t even get electric rear windows for goodness sake which you do on the Kia Ceed. With that car you also get Rear Disc,s and a whole lot of other things too,When i do go to change my car i will be visiting a Kia dealer or a Honda dealer because i,m sorry Ford they make better cars

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