Ford Focus Hatchback 2001-2004

Overall Rating:
Review by eonie316
Monday, May 16, 2016


"Power, comfort and Style"

Exterior and Interior

The exterior is your classic silver finish, a sort of gun metal grey with nice smooth rounded edges and a strong classy matte finish. The interior is your classic fabric seating, nice clean lines, good large dash and all the required basic knobs, bells and whistles you would expect (electric windows, assisted win mirrors, rev counter, large speedometer, dash lighting dimmer, rear seat above light) and plenty of storage including 2 cigarette lighter slots, one raised high on the dash and perfect for an in car charger.

Performance and Economy

The car responds very well, not a real jumper from a starting position, but once you get up into 3rd and 4th gear, you press your foot and she moves with purpose. Economy wise, as long as you are not tempted to enjoy a smooth 70-80 on motorways and hold back, keeping her at a steady 57-60, you will enjoy nearly 400 miles per tank.

Like to Drive

It's a Focus and they are very comfortable. I did however notice a sizable difference in the steering once I jumped into a Nissan Micra... felt like i would snap it off!! Thankfully the Focus feels sturdy and responds nicely when turning. Good visibility on reverse parking means easy in and out of parking spots, wind doesn't really affect her and overall a very comfortable vehicle to drive. <

Faults and Repairs

Calipers seem to go easily, brake pads wear quickly, other than that, you have oil gauges, water gauges and I have replaced tyres when required. It's been a joy to own.