Used Ford Focus Estate 2004 - 2011 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Our recommendations

2004 - 2011 review
Ford Focus Estate (04 - 11)
  • Ford Focus Estate (04 - 11)
  • Ford Focus Estate (04 - 11)
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Our recommendations

Which used Ford Focus estate should I buy?

The big range spans seven engines and six trim levels. The 1.6 diesel and petrols power most of the cars cars in the used market and, as you'd expect, they make the most sensible buys. However, the 108bhp version of the diesel is better in every way than the 89bhp engine.

The 1.8 and 2.0 diesel and 2.0 petrols that complete the line-up are all sound, but not really worth the extra you'll pay for them.

Every Focus is well equipped, but you should avoid the entry-level Studio model because it lacks the air-con, CD player and curtain airbags you'll find in other models.

Move up one step to the LX and Zetec and you'll find excellent specification at keen prices - the LX has more comfort comforts, while the Zetec has a few sporty add-ons.

Overall, we'd pick a 1.6 petrol in LX trim - which also happens to be the most widely available model.