Alternatives

Used Ford Focus 2004 - 2011 review

(2004 - 2011)
Ford Focus (04 - 11)
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Ford Focus hatchback?

The VW Golf outguns the Focus on badge appeal, comfort and interior quality, but the Focus driver will be having more fun from behind the wheel and will have more money in their pocket, too.

A Vauxhall Astra might appeal to the head, but it’ll not do so to the heart in the same way the Focus will. It’s a worthy, if dull rival, though similarly cheap to buy and run.

Seat's Leon offers all the Volkswagen Golf’s mechanical bits with some more dramatic style, making it a desirable alternative to the Ford Focus.

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Verdict

The more conservative and more mature second-generation Ford Focus is a fine all-rounder.

  • Precise steering
  • Agile handling
  • Low prices
  • Well equipped
  • Lots to choose from
  • Dull looks, inside and out
  • Firm low-speed ride
  • VW Golf is classier