Used Ford Focus Estate 1998 - 2004 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Ownership cost

1998 - 2004 review
Used Ford Focus estate 1998-2004
  • Used Ford Focus estate 1998-2004
  • Used Ford Focus estate 1998-2004
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Ownership cost

What used Ford Focus estate will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Ford Focus estate?

The TDCi diesels carried a hefty premium over petrols when new, but some of this will have been eroded by time. In general we think prices are perfectly acceptable.

Running costs will put a spring in your step, too. Those TDCi diesels have a combined fuel consumption figure of more than 50mpg, and insurance (group 6) is affordable, too.

The 1.6 and 1.8 petrols don't cost the earth, but make sure you've enough spare cash to fund the 2.0. You might be raiding your kid's piggy bank if you fancy the ST170.

Servicing costs won't make you scream, while repair bills are also relaxingly low, typically undercutting Vauxhall's by a quarter. Ford workshops don't charge super-silly prices for their labour, but find a good independent and you could save £30 every hour.