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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
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reviewed by Anonymous on 24 October 2019
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reviewed by Anonymous on 14 April 2019
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reviewed by Anonymous on 26 March 2019
5
reviewed by edward denby on 20 April 2018
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reviewed by Anonymous on 19 August 2017
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reviewed by Anonymous on 14 July 2016
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reviewed by Mickireland on 11 July 2015
5

ford focus 1600 petrol saloon

reviewed by rabbithutch on 29 September 2013
5
Overall rating
4
How it drives
5
Fuel economy
4
Running costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
3
Experience at the garage or specialist
4
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

probably the most reliable car I've ever owned(Irish registered) totally rust free

I bought this car in april 2003 with 68k miles on the clock and have had a service every 10k. I had the timing belt done at 100k and 140k and the mileage at present is 172k.The first problem I encountered was windscreen wiper failure which entailed replacing the whole assembly.
Headlamp bulbs blow fairly regularly.ABS failure due to metalic strip on wheel bearings breakng down requiring replacement of otherwise good bearings. Battery(original) replaced at 130k.exhaust replaced at 150k for the first time.Recently had lamda sensor replaced as car was underpowered and sluggish despite returning 45mpg. Car still sluggish slow to get from 50 to 75mph roughly max top speed now. Had the usual bushes and a rear wish replaced.(Irish roads)
Despite all that I intend to put it in for NCT(MOT) in new year and see what's what as car is lovely to drive although driver seat not as comfortable as it once was.I expect that I will replace the car wihin a year as timing belt due at 180k but not sure what with!

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reviewed by quattro_tdi on 29 June 2013
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reviewed by MKate on 15 April 2013
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reviewed by ahenry on 2 June 2012
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reviewed by toscano on 30 May 2012
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reviewed by Laytown on 18 March 2012
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reviewed by cyclops69 on 12 September 2011
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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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