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Used Car Awards 2013

Family Cars

Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec Climate 5dr - '07/07

Family Cars: Winner (less than £6000)

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Prices

Dealer price: £4800
Private price: £4200

Key facts

Power 114bhp
Economy 42.8mpg
0-60mph 11.0 seconds
Max speed 114mph
Insurance group 12
CO2 emissions 157g/km
Annual road tax £175
Service intervals 1 year/12,500
Euro NCAP rating 5-star

Families limited to a £6000 budget must look to the Mk2 Focus, but that doesn’t mean they have to compromise on space, practicality or safety kit. They’ll be getting a car that’s great to drive, too, because the Focus handles superbly. It has plenty of room for four six-foot adults too, and the boot is excellent.

The 1.6-litre engine was powerful enough to cope with a family of four, which made it popular, so there are plenty around at low prices.

The five-star NCAP rating is reassuring, as is the car’s reliability. Our survey showed 23% of cars had issues, electrical failures being the most common, but the average repair cost was low,at £280.

Read the full Ford Focus used review

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