All eyes were on the new Ford Focus RS at the Geneva motor show but a more practical version of the model has caught our attention online. The Focus estate is a practical and comfortable load-lugger, and there are savings of up to £3900 available on it through online brokers.
The car Ford Focus Estate 1.6 TDCi Zetec S
The saving £3900
The discounted price £17,845
The broker Carfile.net
With the rear seats up, the wide 476-litre boot is a very practical shape but with them folded down completely flat it grows to a seriously load-swallowing 1502 litres.
There’s no shortage of power; it’ll easily, and comfortably, cover countless motorway miles, and overtaking feels routine. Meanwhile, low CO2 emissions of 109g/km, along with a claimed fuel economy of 67.3mpg, means running costs should be reasonable.
The Volkswagen Golf estate is more practical and almost as good to drive, but it’s more expensive than the Focus and deals are not as plentiful.
Should I add any options?
Zetec is our preferred trim level and brings alloys, a leather steering wheel and a heated windscreen on top of the standard air-con, DAB radio and Bluetooth.
Useful extras include cruise control with speed limiter for £250, and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera for £225 and £165 respectively.
Head to Carfile.net then search for ‘Ford’, ‘Focus’ and ‘small estate’ from the drop-down menus to see the full range of deals available.