What used Ford Focus estate will I get for my budget?
Early versions of the Focus estate start at a little over £13,000 for a Zetec model with either a 1.0 petrol or 1.5 diesel. Increase your budget to £14,500 and you'll have your pick of more generously equipped Titanium examples. The more powerful 1.5 petrol will set you back at least £17,000, while a 2.0 diesel closer to £18,000.
Anyone looking for the hot ST model will need to find at least £23,000.
How much does it cost to run a Ford Focus estate?
On paper the most economical Focus Estate according to the official WLTP figures is the 1.5 100 EcoBlue diesel-engined version, with a fuel consumption of 62.8mpg. Going for the 2.0 drops this down to 57.6mpg.
The 1.0 Ecoboost petrol records similar figures whichever state of tune you choose, with 48.7mpg. Cylinder deactivation technology that helps cut fuel consumption means the 1.5 petrol isn't far off the smaller engine in terms of efficiency, with the 148bhp version getting 47.9mpg while the 180bhp gets 45.6mpg. Don't expect to get very good economy out of the 277bhp Focus ST, because 35.3mpg is all it'll manage.
Car tax (VED)
All Focus Estates of this generation will be registered after April 2017, so will pay annual car tax (VED) at the current flat rate. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
Servicing and insurance
You can spread the cost of servicing your Focus with a service plan you pay for in instalments, or can look into a Ford Essentials servicing once your car is four years old. It includes an oil and filter change, pollen filter change and a wash and vac for £169. Insurance premiums are reasonable compared with its obvious rivals
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