What used Ford Focus estate will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Ford Focus estate?
Ford has a well-earned reputation for making its cars cheap to run and the Focus estate continues the good work.
Annual servicing is cheap and easy. What's more, any self-respecting garage should be able to tackle it with ease, so you needn't pay Ford-dealer rates. The Focus is also renowned for its reliability and its happy ability to rack up huge mileages without needing major work. When parts eventually do need replacing, they usually cost less than most.
Insurance is cheap: most models are in groups 5, 6,or 7 and even the 2.0 petrol models are only in group 10. And, fuel economy is impressive, too: diesels manage up to 60mpg overall, while the most frugal petrol engine, the 113bhp 1.6, achieves up to 42mpg and even the 2.0 nears up to 40mpg day-to-day. Early depreciation is high, but slows after the three-year mark, so do your sums carefully before buying a nearly new car.