What used Ford Focus saloon will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Ford Focus saloon?
The beauty of the Focus is that, because of the numbers sold new and the relatively undesirable badge, its stiff depreciation makes it a bargain used buy.
It's also easy to shop around and find a good price - although Focus saloons are less easy to find than hatches. Best of all, once it's more than a year old, it has already suffered the biggest hit, so any future loss in value will be no worse than on its rivals.
Other running costs will be no problem, either. You should see at least 40mpg from any of the petrol engines - our favourite 113bhp 1.6 returns 43.8 mpg on the combined cycle - and 50mpg from the diesels.
Service and repair costs are good, too, and figures from Warranty Direct show that, in the independent sector, Ford maintenance rates are among the lowest. Similarly, insurance costs are perfectly acceptable, and on a par with those for the Focus's rivals.