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Written on: 08/10/2011 by Bigstumur (1 review written)
I bought my 2004 1.6 Zetec model about 4 months ago and generally quite happy with it.Practical Car that generally feels good on the road and returns good MPG around town. Caution! I have had to replace the full exhaust recently and the quote nearly knocked me off my feet! Over £500 for an exhaust including the Catylitic Converter.This was the cheapest quote of four and it carried a 3 year guarantee," For £500 I felt Budget should have gave a years road tax and a full tank of fuel"! But C,est… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/11/2010
now i have only owned this car for 1 month and i have to say it is fantastic. the car i owned before the focus was the mark 5 ford fiesta a reliable little car but one of the roughest cars i have ever had. steping up from fiesta to focus was bliss the engine an soo much smoother quieter. the handeling is awsome i can throw it round corners at 50 its not somthing i like doing but good to know i can :). and also the comfort of this car is its key feture its soo smooth u wouldennt even know the… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/06/2008 by slysocks (9 reviews written)
I have a 52 plate, 1.6 auto Ford Focus Zetec, so basically your average run of the mill car, it handles well and is quite responsive, BUT PLEASE BEWARE, if you buy the automatic version you will notice its thirst for fuel, especially around town, can be sluggish on exceleration, but the next bit will shock you, because it is an Auto, it has high emmissions, beware of this, my tax is mental: 6 months = £112, 12 months = £205. Thats right, 1.6 engine, over 200 pounds for a years tax!… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/12/2005 by JediMasterChrisP (3 reviews written)
I was planning to buy a used but excellent condition Alfa Romeo 156 twin sparks. But despite the great reviews I read on this site I just couldn't shake the idea of a used Italian car, when I think of Ducati and the people I know have said never buy an Italian car or bike. So I looked into buying a new one, but given my age, fully comprehensive insurance would have crippled me. So I looked at other cars and found the Ford Focus to be an acceptable diversion. I took it out for a test drive and… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/12/2004 by focusman (1 review written)
This Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 5dr is by far the best car I have ever bought, it looks good, runs fantastic and I have never had any problems with this car. I have read a lot of these reviews about the focus being a bad car with a lot of problems, it cant be that bad as I am replacing mine this month for another 1.6 zetec... well done ford… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/09/2003 by blndecountrygirl (1 review written)
I bought my 2002 brand new off the lot and one week later i had a transmission leak. I was called in a week after that because they said i needed a co-signer, well when they did the new paperwork, the put it as a used car because the miles i put on it and i did not realize this. My brakes have gone out 3 times, ive had my radio replaced 7x now, the lights in my dash go out daily for 30 minute periods of time. My electrical panel fell behind my brakes when i was driving.,, which they blamed on… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/10/2002 by Jeff. (1 review written)
I have owned a 1.6 Zetec Ford Focus for 15 months and each time I sit behind the wheel I feel on par with Coin MacRae. The handling is super...and I've driven loads of cars....and nothing comes close. Yet ride comfort is very good and shrugs bumps and thumps away with finesse. The interior is well designed and my wife finds it really easy to secure baby Emma into the baby-seat without breaking her back. The upright driving position is very comfortable and gives plenty of view of the road ahead… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/01/2010
After rain boot leaks whenevr you open it dripping water into boot so all upholstery gets wet - you then have condensation on inside of windows for days.
Lots of common problems with engine - including water in spark plugs and core plugs. In middle of another engine breakdown tow home and resulting repair bill… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/08/2009
Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec - Nice car, comfy when you get the drivers seat where you want it although I find the centre console edge is where my left knee rests. Good handling, brakes, gearbox and steering.
Good headlights with a nice spread of light, huge boot and rear seats have good comfort and the rear leg room is good even for the taller person and I have carried 3 large people in the rear with no complaints from them.
I do find the economy is poor, although it is getting slightly better as the… Read Full Review
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