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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.
  • Focus 5dr

    Benjamin Cartlidge , . Date: 23/10/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    Owned this car for just under 2 weeks now, and so far, rather impressed!

    at low rev's in drinks fuel strangely, compared to our 2009 mondeo we used to have it drives rather differently! It favours those country roads at 50MPH in 6th at about 1800rpm, tickling the throttle to keep her moving rather briskly, but achieving anything between the 50-60mpg average, and this lessens slightly on the motorway to 55mpg but this gives me just over 600miles per tank of diesel which costs around the £60 mark! which I find this rather impressive for a car for this size. especially after owning the old shape focus, while only being a petrol, on achieved a measly 34/36mpg.

    Comparing this to older shape focus still , the drive is somewhat less erratic, now its more of a cruiser taking the role of a baby mondeo, but the feeling from the electric steering is still there! Put your toe down and that turbo kicks in without much delay either, a good feel from the driving side of view.

    This model I currently own tells me when to change gear, I dont know if this a standard feature on this model, but if your looking for the best economy then by god listen to it because it will save you some pennies.

    The cabin, well, being a young person, all the buttons do not phase me what so ever! yes I agree that there is alot, but its nothing thats difficult to operate.The Bluetooth is very good in calls and streaming music to the sony system, the build quality is one of fords best. A lot of standard e

  • Focus 5dr

    Adrian Simnett , Yorkshire . Date: 01/10/2013
    • 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

    Main issues with the vehicle are around

    * zero performance below 1500rpm * positioning of the 12v outlet. Not very convenient for plugging in a SAT NAV etc * light rotary swith - prone to hitting my knee on it when ever I egress * need to turn on the engine if I ever want to open the front electric windows.

  • 1.6 TDCi 115 Zetec 5dr

    Oliver Hepton , West Yorkshire . Date: 06/09/2013
    • 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
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48.7

    My car

    I bought this car as an ex demo in 2012. I have had lots of faults with the car. Drivers side window does get stuck and won't open or close dealer unable to fix, central locking doesn't always work have to use key. Fuel consumption very poor compared to my previous seat Leon tdi. The car has rattles which have been unable to locate. Not a lot of room in rear for adults. Front also tight on space band knees on dash board. Hands free phone system also does not work. This is the worst car I have owned I would rate my previous seat Leon tdi, soda octavia tdi far better and when this car hits 3 years old next may we will have to change it. My first ford and I would think my last. Reported problems to both dealer and ford.

  • 1.6T 150 Ecoboost Titanium 5dr

    BRIAN MCBRIDE , DOWN . Date: 25/06/2013
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      41

    My car

    Have owned this car since August 2011 and now showing 12k on the clock. The car was specified with the City pack consisting of rear parking sensors and folding mirrors together with the 18" alloys upgrade.The car has been absolutely faultless and with the exception of the regular servicing has needed nothing. Average mileage is c. 41mpg, pretty good condidering the performance available. The ecoboost engine is a real gem pulling smoothly from 1000rpm up to the red line. From c. 1750rpm the car really flies along with a great engine note. The 18" alloys upgrade not only looks awesome but also provides fabulous grip from the 235 section tyres.Specification wise all the kit works great but special mention must be made of the reversing sensors which are linked to a visual display on the dash. Works so well.Also the bluetooth phone system is probably the best I have ever used in a car.The new Focus is a great car and the Ecoboost Titanium combines the best overall engine and spec available. No wonder this is the best selling car in its class in the UK.

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