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Ford Focus (1998 - 2004)

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reviewed by John F on 29 April 2021
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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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1.6 Petrol LX 5 door

reviewed by Anonymous on 26 March 2019
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How it drives
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Fuel economy
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Running costs
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Cost of maintenance and repairs
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How practical it is
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Brilliant car

I owned one of these focuses for several years before replacing it with a mk3 focus. It was a brilliant car- reliable (despite being an older vehicle) and great to drive. The 1.6 Zetec SE petrol engine was good, reasonably nippy while being very simple to work on and fuel efficient. On a long drive to the West Country on a mix of roads it would do a calculated 46mpg. Despite having only five gears, the engine was also smooth and quite quiet at motorway speeds. . My car had no rust at all (even when it was 15 years old) but rust on the rear wheel arches and door bottoms appears to be common. Water leaks into the front footwells are a common fault, often caused by the pollen filter being sealed incorrectly. At some point in 2003 ford added more safety equipment as standard- with ABS and side airbags. Prior to this these were not standard fit on most models.

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