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4 out of 5 stars

For The Focus is the best in its class to drive, and comes at good prices

Against The low-speed ride is firm; the saloon is less practical than the hatch, and less easy to find

Verdict The Focus saloon pretty much does it all - if you don't need a hatch

Go for… 1.6 16v (113bhp) Ghia

Avoid… 2.0 TDCi Titanium

Ford Focus Saloon
  • 1. Only one recall has affected the vehicle so far, concerning the fuel return pipe, which could degrade and cause fuel leakage
  • 2. Some find the low-speed ride firm, so have a thorought drive before you buy
  • 3. The driving position is excellent, and pretty much anyone should be able to get comfy
  • 4. The boot is well shaped and generous, but a hatchback will be more practical
  • 5. There's no need to look beyond the excellent 1.6-litre petrol engine
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