I've had my 1.4 sport for 9 months/9000 miles now. Cornish roads=34ish mpg Motor-ways=45ish Having down-graded from a 1.8P Focus, it's power isn't what i was use to... It does require a great deal of high revs to get to the power, yes, i could drive slightly slower and have a higher return of miles/gallon. BUT, when this car's going it's so much fun to drive. It's well kitted out, iPod/USB connection for wonderful endless driving playlists... Voice control for Music+Phone. When making use of the USB connection, music can only be skipped via the controls on the steering wheel (Something i've come to love) That's the plus points for me, i do have a few negatives; After 2 months, my Elec-windows stopped working, being under warranty, it was booked into the dealer, all it turned out to be was the connection to the controls in the drivers door had 'fallen' out of place. The windscreen wipers are of hardly any use, a lack of coverage from the water 'vapour' and very streeky finish. I've had the warning light for the Hill-Hold system come on a few times. Leave it parked while doing the shopping, turn the ignition, the light and message has gone. My Hand-brake's never been the best, after tightening, it was better for about 4 days until it rolled down the drive while in gear. It was booked back into the garage, it needed a new rear-passenger brake disc and caliber, since then, it's been fine.... But it is Italian... But i still give it 4 Stars.
Craig Warne, September 8th 2008