Used Ford Focus Saloon 2004 - 2011 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

2004 - 2011 review
Used Ford Focus saloon 2004-2011
  • Used Ford Focus saloon 2004-2011
  • Used Ford Focus saloon 2004-2011
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Our recommendations

Which used Ford Focus saloon should I buy?

There's a wide range of engines, but there's no need to look beyond the 113bhp 1.6 petrol. It gives the car a respectable turn of speed and 40mpg fuel economy.

It's certainly worth paying more for this rather than one of the less powerful engines. Equally, it makes the 2.0-litre engine look a pointless expense.

The diesel engines have a fine blend of flexibility and fuel economy, but they're expensive, and, unless you do high mileages, not worth the extra.

The saloon range is smaller than the hatchback's, and concentrated on the more luxurious trims, so all models have very good equipment levels. Remote central locking, split-fold rear seats and electric front windows are standard across the range.

Ghia emphasises comfort, while the more expensive Titanium makes the car a little sportier. For our money, Ghia makes the most sensible buy.