Used Ford Focus estate 1998-2004

Used Ford Focus Estate 1998 - 2004 review

What is it like?

(1998 - 2004)
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What's the used Ford Focus estate like?

The Focus Estate doesn't have the biggest of boots, but it is a very practical shape. Ford used clever independent multi-link rear suspension on this version of the Focus, which results in a loadbay free of the lumps and bumps that can eat into the luggage space of other small family estates.

You also won't have to cripple yourself hoisting stuff over the low sill, while the boot opening itself is reasonably wide.

The estate's suspension is tweaked compared with the hatch to cope with the added weight of loads in the back, but it's still brilliant fun whether the boot is empty or full. It's a comfortable car, too, so don't be frightened of driving that chest of drawers from Edinburgh to London.

The cabin is unchanged from the hatch, which means it's still one of the best we've seen. Stylish and incredibly well designed, it's easy to use, although the materials aren't exactly top notch.