Ford Focus Hatchback 1998-2001

Ford Focus Hatchback 1998-2001

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Review by saz
Monday, May 16, 2016

Overview

"Ford Focus "

Exterior and Interior

The car doesn't wear a lot , unfortunately it doesn't have a CD player but a functioning radio, electric windows at the front, electric fob to open the car, I have basic model and still very happy with interior

Performance and Economy

Very petrol efficient compared to a lot of other cars, good performance for an older car. Need to make sure oil is topped up

Like to Drive

Very comfortable and sits 5, quite a big back seat area and the boot is comfortable for bags etc... No issues with the drive, quite comfortable to drive and no significant problems as of yet. Very sturdy and I feel safe in the car. <

Faults and Repairs

The wheel bearings are quite a common thing to go on the focus had all mine changed in last year but are quite a cheap fix, make sure oil is topped up especially for an older car, apart from the usual fixes and it depends how you drive and what you use it for the output on this car has been very minimal and parts are a lot cheaper than a lot of manufactures.
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Review by Adrian26973
Monday, May 16, 2016

Overview

"Focus Fantastic"

Exterior and Interior

13 years old, 5 owners and 130K miles - interior excellent, no signs of wear. Seats good, no rattles. Exterior beginning to show signs of rust around bottom of rear doors and one rear wheel arch but very good considering the age and miles.

Performance and Economy

1.8 Zetec engine goes well, especially given the age and miles. Does around 370 miles on a tank of fuel driven on a 40 mile daily commute mix of A roads and Motorway. All you could expect from an older vehicle, though economy falls well short of latest technologies.

Like to Drive

Again, excellent given the age and miles. Good acceleration, cruises happily on the motorway though would benefit from the 6th gear found on more modern vehicles. Road dynamics, cornering very good - excellent chassis and suspension from Ford. <

Faults and Repairs

Very reliable - done 30K miles with only needing tyres, bulbs, exhaust and a track rod end - which for a 13 year old / 130K mile car is excellent.
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Overall Rating:
Review by saz
Monday, May 16, 2016

Overview

"Ford Focus "

Exterior and Interior

The car doesn't wear a lot , unfortunately it doesn't have a CD player but a functioning radio, electric windows at the front, electric fob to open the car, I have basic model and still very happy with interior

Performance and Economy

Very petrol efficient compared to a lot of other cars, good performance for an older car. Need to make sure oil is topped up

Like to Drive

Very comfortable and sits 5, quite a big back seat area and the boot is comfortable for bags etc... No issues with the drive, quite comfortable to drive and no significant problems as of yet. Very sturdy and I feel safe in the car. <

Faults and Repairs

The wheel bearings are quite a common thing to go on the focus had all mine changed in last year but are quite a cheap fix, make sure oil is topped up especially for an older car, apart from the usual fixes and it depends how you drive and what you use it for the output on this car has been very minimal and parts are a lot cheaper than a lot of manufactures.
Quality
Performance
Comfort
Value