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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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15 reader reviews for Ford Focus Hatchback.
  • 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec 5dr

    Thomas Perkins , . Date: 04/04/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Further to my previous review, I just want to add that this car has the nicest, smoothest gearbox of any car I have driven! I am very happy with my Focus so far and I much prefer it to my aunty's VW Golf 1.6 TDI that I drove recently. The only thing that I didn't mention before that some buyers may want to be aware of is that there isn't much leg room in the back and the boot is slightly smaller compared to other rivals (eg. my other Grandad's Citroen C4). This isn't a problem for me as its usually only me in the car anyway and to be honest it can still comfortably sit 4 adults anyway so don't let it put you off.

  • Focus 5dr

    David Patrick , Bucks . Date: 23/03/2014
    • 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

    Ford Focus Titanium X 1.0 ecoboost 125 I have previously owned a mk1 1.8 zetec and a mk2.5 1.6 zetec. I really cannot fault either of them but this tops the lot in my opinion. I decided to test drive it on a whim and bought it. I am so impressed with it! Driven sensibly it returns good fuel consumption, while at the same time has good acceleration when needed. the equipment level in my titanium x is all I could ask for, I particularly like the voice sync with my phone connected. The car is an absolute pleasure to drive. 10 out of 10.

  • 1.6 TDCi 105 Edge Econetic 88g 5dr

    john jones , . Date: 03/11/2013
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    Have new Focus Econetic 1.6 diesel Edge, with Edge pack. Official combined MPG is supposed to be 83 mpg but I struggle to get 50 mpg. What a joke, unless there is something wrong with my car. Bought it for its MPG as I need the economy. Traded in a 2008 Mondeo 1.8 Dsl. Can it be possible that with all the refinements, this car is less economical than a well used 5 year old Mondeo. Disappointed as this Focus is giving me poorer MPG than my Mondeo with 93K miles on clock. Why bother with a car infinitely inferior to the Mondeo if it is not significanly more economical. What should I do or is there something wrong with the car. Have driven 1000 miles. Feel totally cheated and misled by MPG. Claims of 83 mpg when I am getting less than 50 mpg is a big joke. I am doing the same driving as with the Mondeo except that I am being very eco conscious. The ECO mode monitor says my driving style, gear change etc is perfect. Has anyone else had this experience? Any advice welcome.

  • 1.0T 125 Ecoboost Zetec 5dr

    Donald Hine , Kent . Date: 27/10/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I purchased this car in April 2013. It's really great to drive and has been pretty economical although falling short of the claimed MPG.

    I recently drove down to Switzerland and found it quiet and refined on the motorway plus an absolute hoot to drive through the twisty mountain passes. (However being right hand drive - don't look down)

    The gadgets supplied on this version are really useful - especially the reversing sensors which work very well.

    Economy wise I managed between 49 - 52 on the long motorway run to and from Switzerland. Mixed driving has come out at 43 - 46 while pure urban trips (mainly very short ones) have come out at 38mpg.

    Downsides? Well some of the cabin trim could be better and the boot is a bit cramped - but it does come with a spare wheel which is more than you can say for other manufacturers.

    So far no reliability problems.

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