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FORD FOCUS Hatchback 1998‑2004

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FORD FOCUS Hatchback 1998‑2004

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wanni

Most reliable car ever

FORD FOCUS 1.6 Zetec 5dr (Review date: 15th February '14)

5

If you need a car for hard use, doesn't need to look after always and enough space for a small family, then Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 5dr is the best car for you. As a hatchback it has a good running engine ,individual suspension system, a lot of space for passengers and specially 350 liters capacity Boot (seats up) . it was the best selling car 1999 to 2008 in UK.( best_selling_cars_in_Britain Wikipedia) .

it Runs great, easy to maintain and relative cheap to run compare with other 1.6 engines. As a daily car user I highly recommended ford focus 1.6 Zetec. watch the youtube video (Old Top Gear Ford Focus ) for more information.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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funkyferret77

Dull as dishwater!

FORD FOCUS 1.8 TDCi Edge 5dr (Review date: 1st January '14)

4.8

I bought my Focus 3 years ago after my beloved Nissan was written off. I said there were 3 things I would never have: 1) A Ford, 2) A diesel, and 3) A five door car. I ended up with all three as I needed a car pronto, and this was the best I could find for the money I had.

Just after this, I bought a house, and with the exception of the bed and 3 piece, the Focus moved the lot. It also doubled up as a decorators van, and gardeners workhorse.

I ashamed to say I still dont like it - it isnt a car I would have willingly gone out and bought, but in the 3 years I've had it I've doubled the mileage (its now on 100,000 and apart from a new battery, some glow plugs last winter and tyres/brakes (all wear and tear parts) it has never let me down and does everything I ask of it and more, with little fuss.

Running costs are minimal, its cheap on fuel (not around town so much) cheap to tax and parts (not that I've needed many) are peanuts.

The only downside really is its so boring! Its quick, but otherwise driving isnt really an involved affair. The engine is noisy and the gearchange is like a van. Mine doesnt have many whistles and bells, but it all works, and I trust it to take me anywhere.

In brief, if you want something with streetcred, run for the hills. If however, you want a cheap, dependable, frugal workhorse, you could do no better. I guess I'm sort of attached to it now - I put it up for sale recently as I want something with a little more character, and actually felt quite sad!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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talyfan

W reg ford Focus Diesel

FORD FOCUS 1.8 TDi CL 5dr (Review date: 9th September '13)

5

Had mine for 5 yesrs 165,000 miles .Fantastic car to drive, very reliable 50 mpg on short run 60+ on long run. Better looking than later models and superfast .This car does not struggle on hills even when towing a caravan , My next car will be a Focus same model

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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irfanhaji

For Focus Ghia

FORD FOCUS 1.8 TDCi Ghia 5dr (Review date: 22nd August '13)

4.5

The car is an excellent runner, vey efficient when motorway driving, good economically. Good sized family car.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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johnweston

FORD FOCUS

FORD FOCUS 1.6 Zetec 5dr (Review date: 25th July '13)

3.8

NEAT CAR BOUGHT TO SELL, NOT TAXED OR MOT OPEN TO REASONABLE OFFERS HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AVAILABLE TO VIEW MOST DAYS PLEASE CALL

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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jasonw8516

Focus 1.8 TDCI (never again)

FORD FOCUS 1.8 TDCi Zetec 5dr (Review date: 26th April '13)

2.3

bought car with fsh and two owners, nothing but trouble, blew turbo charger, blew main oil seal, mpg rubbish for a diesel, Wont buy another diesel ford again.

On the plus side it handled ok and was spacious, if it had been a petrol version probably would have been better car.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

2 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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timmyf

Ford Focus - not a bad car

FORD FOCUS 1.6 Ghia 5dr (Review date: 11th April '13)

4.5

Overall this is quite a good little car, not the most powerful but practical and comfortable, mines now done 109,000 miles and is still going strong

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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rickyu

1.8Tdi lx ultra reliable Money well spent!

FORD FOCUS 1.8 TDi LX 5dr (Review date: 24th March '13)

5

I needed economy and air con, that was my criteria which led me to look at the focus diesel.

I bought a Y plate in white with skinny wheels and a radio cassette player which was an ex-lease car. Could it get any more boring!?!

This meant I got a good deal though, so the money saved went on a new set of aftermarket alloys and a recon ford cd head unit.

That was pretty much all I ever spent on the car in 3.5 years!

It simply never went wrong. Performance was reasonable, handling good and I loved the look of it. I used to drive 250 miles each week and I'd get around 50mpg on a mixture of motorway and town.

A couple of years on my wife needed a new car. Remembering how good my little tdi was, we purchased the newer tdci focus c-max. It gave us nothing but trouble. Always something wrong with it. So if you're looking for better reliability, go for the older tdi engine. I would every time.

I sold my focus about three years ago with about 115000 miles on the clock and I still see it scooting about round town. It really was a great car.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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daryl1993

Practical & Fun

FORD FOCUS 1.6 Ghia 5dr (Review date: 6th October '12)

4.5

I had my focus for only 2 months untill someone crashed into me and wrote it off but in the time i had it i was a good car it was good on petrol and good to drive but it has its down sides like no low down power and the boot lock kept braking but apart from the bad points its a good car

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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nickyboy

2003 focus st170

FORD FOCUS 2.0 ST170 3dr (Review date: 14th September '12)

4.8

i have owned my st170 for 1 year now and coming with a comprehensive main dealer history and 1 loving previous owner where no expense was spared i could'nt belief the practacality and driveabililty for realitvily cheap money to buy the fuel economy isnt the greatest around town 35+mpg motorway miles the performance and handling more than make up for the minor downsides to this great fun to drive car which looks subtle and still shows up many more modern day cars a great all round car for very little money

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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