What used Ford Focus hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for a Ford Focus start at around the £10,000 to £12,000 level for this generation. This will buy you a 1.0-litre 100 Zetec or a 1.5 diesel, with an average mileage for the year. Up the ante to between £13,000 and £15,000 and you'll find a wealth of good 2018 cars, even edging into 2019 models, while £16,000 to £18,000 will net you a 2019 car. Pay slightly more for a 2020 model. This is still a healthy saving on the showroom price of a new Focus. To keep up to date with used prices, use our free valuation tool to make sure you're getting the best deal.
Car tax (VED)
Yearly car tax for any Focus model of this generation will be the same flat rate fee for all cars that cost less than £40,000 when new. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here.
You can spread the cost of servicing your Focus with a service plan you pay for in instalments, or can look into a Ford Essential servicing once your car is four years old. This includes an oil and filter change, pollen filter change and a wash and vacuum-clean for £169.
The entry-level 1.0-litre Ecoboost Zetec sits in insurance group 11, rising to 15 for the 123bhp version. Both 1.5-litre petrols are between groups 16-19, while the hot ST bumps this up to 34. Diesel insurance groups start at 14 for the 1.5-litre, going all the way up to 23 for the 2.0-litre diesel ST and Vignale versions.
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