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Ford Focus (1998 - 2004)

5
reviewed by John F on 29 April 2021
5
reviewed by Anonymous on 20 January 2020
2
reviewed by Anonymous on 24 October 2019
3
reviewed by Anonymous on 14 April 2019
4
reviewed by Anonymous on 26 March 2019
5
reviewed by edward denby on 20 April 2018
4
reviewed by Anonymous on 19 August 2017
5
reviewed by Anonymous on 14 July 2016
4
reviewed by Mickireland on 11 July 2015
5
reviewed by rabbithutch on 29 September 2013
5
reviewed by quattro_tdi on 29 June 2013
5

1.6 LX

reviewed by MKate on 15 April 2013
5
Overall rating
5
How it drives
3
Fuel economy
3
Running costs
5
Cost of maintenance and repairs
3
Experience at the garage or specialist
4
How practical it is
5
How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

A pleasure to drive and good workhorse.

I've owned this vehicle for nearly 10 years, having bought it at 8 months old at around 12,000 miles. It now has over 100,000 miles on the clock, having covered a lot of long distance and about town driving over the years.

The good points:
Lovely to drive (still)- beating hands down most other cars I've had the opportunity to try.
Easy gearbox.
Low maintenance/ reliable.
Roomy enough for most about town and commuting needs.
The heated quickclear windscreen- fantastic for defrosting on cold mornings.

Bad points
External trim and some bits of internal trim beginning to look shabby.
Mpg not the best (about 35 on average)- and car tax costs creep up.
If loaded up, struggles with hills on dual carriageway and motorways.

All in all this was a fantastic and reliable buy, although I think I may have had the best of the car, so I think it may be time for something newer soon......

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5
reviewed by ahenry on 2 June 2012
5
reviewed by toscano on 30 May 2012
5
reviewed by Laytown on 18 March 2012
5
reviewed by cyclops69 on 12 September 2011
5
reviewed by Robert in Portugal on 10 June 2011
4
reviewed by BenG on 31 March 2011
5
reviewed by Difference Engine on 20 February 2011
4
reviewed by F-Focus on 5 December 2010
4
reviewed by Robbie M on 3 June 2010

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