Written on: 24/07/2011 by Kasa
I part exchanged this 2007 Focus 1.8 TDCI 115 car for 2011 Focus 1.6 TDCI 115. I averaged before the winter of 2010-11 63.9 mpg. At exchange I averaged 59mpg from 57mpg and still improving up to part exchange. I used this car whilst I was a courier averaging 1000 miles a week. I did get black smoke from exhaust but only occasionally from heavy acceleration. In 60000 miles I only had problems with the Catalyst when a main dealer did not have the required new part, under warrenty and... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2011
I am a driving instructor. I have my car serviced at the required intervals. In June 2010 (car was still in warranty) I asked Ford to look at my car and stop the thick black smoke coming from the exhaust. They have replaced the EGR unit (for which I had to contribute)and and one injector but the car is smoking as badly as it was before. Ford say that it is because my car is used for driving instruction - what utter rot! They think that I only use my car at slow speeds - on the contrary I use... (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2011 by rnicomps (1 review written)
I'm a former driving instructor, member of the IAM (Advanced Driing Test) and qualified ambulance service driver. I ALWAYS eco-drive. Last car as a Volvo s40 1.9D. It returned 47mpg on general duty (mostly 20 miles on the A19 dual carriageway with 2 miles urban at either end and very little in town driving) and up to 59 on longer (100 miles plus to scotland A1, A68 or A697) runs. Focus struggles to give low 40's mpg on the same general runs. It stalls in 1st gear, fails to respond to... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2010
I bought a used 06 Focus 1.8 TDCi Sport 5 months ago. Prior to this I had a 1.8 petrol Focus for nearly 5 years which gave me no bother. I changed to a diesel due to the mileage I do, and the car seemed ok though I wouldn't exactly call it sporty, but it drove ok once you got used to how easy it is to stall at low speed, and my fuel costs came down. I started getting an intermittent engine systems fault light a few days ago and it now turns out the turbo needs replaced at huge expense!... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2010
Having not owned a Ford for 16 years, when I first passed my test, I recently bought a 2nd hand Focus TDCI. What an absolute pile of dung, my Mitsubishi was 10 years old when I got rid of it, still on it's origonal clutch and flywheel, something it seems a Focus diesel would struggle to do even if it's lifespan was 3 years. Acceleration was ok and the car handled quite well, once over 55mph it screams out at you for a 6th gear that doesn't exist. I thought my Mitsubishi was old hat with... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2009
I bought my 1.8 TDCI Sport from a a dealer with 62,000 miles on the clock. Over all it is a fantastic car, the handling is superb, the engine is excellent, and it looks great. Slightly disappointed with a few things - the position / size of the doors mean they would scrape on every pavement if you didn't hold onto them, the wiper set up is complicated, and it loves to stall when pulling away in 1st (no it's not my driving!), and poor MPG compared to similar size diesel cars. Still despite... (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2009
Have owned a 03 plate 5 door for just over 12 months now, it came with full dealer service history with just over 100k miles. One minor niggle when cam sensor failed a few weeks after picking it up but it was cheap to fix. Be careful when buying the Ford Focus TDCi, any blue/ gray smoke from the exhaust under acceleration or flat spots at higher revs or rattling from the turbo please walk away or knock at least £800 off asking price to get new turbo. The turbo had to be replaced on mine... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2009 by Stanko (1 review written)
I have recently bought a new 1.8 tdci focus and for now I'm really satisfied whit it. (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2008
Average MPG in mis 40's, not 53 as stated in all data books. great driving position, brilliant steering responce, powerfull enough to smoothly overtake on motorway with out hesitation.
a-roads are a doddle and fun. when the duel mass fly wheel goes you better start running! (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2008 by nickrutter (1 review written)
I bought an 04 Focus estate Ghia in March 08 with a full service history. The drivers side arm rest brke off the first time I tried to use it which is linked to the lumbar support.
Last week I loaded it up with two kids and headed for France. !0 miles short of the tunnel the oil light came on and the engine went bang immediately after a pile of black smoke came out and the engine leaked oil and water everywhere. It was serviced, it's water and oil were fine I checked them before the... (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2008
i just love this car it is one of the best all rounders I have owned. Quick off the mark, plenty of oomph in the engine.
very comfortable inside.
very economical on motorway runs. (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2008
Design,engine,road preformance,comfty... I recommend the Ford Focus to everyone, since it is superb in its driving performance. (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2008 by Fattus (1 review written)
It is a good economical, quick and stylish car for a 24 year old. It is not too expensive to run and insure but I am not happy about the turbo. Nice to drive, rapid when you need it to be and good on fuel when you are cruising. Like the heated windscreen, AC and indicator switch radio controller. (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2008
Pretty harsh ride, little too low in drivers seat. Brakes not really assuring enough for sport. Otherwise nice car plenty of good feedback from friends who are mature enough to give an honest opinion. (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2006 by bgnukem (2 reviews written)
My first diesel - the Mark 1.5 (facelift) version of the Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi 115 Zetec 5dr. Pretty noisy compared with other diesels driven, and the ride is pretty harsh over rough roads with Zetec suspension. Pulls well from around 1750rpm but high gearing blunts acceleration in 4th and 5th gears and engine stalls easily when pulling away. Getting about 48mpg in general driving - short trips and occasional motorway runs. Appears to be very solid and well-built, but interior looks cheap.... (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2006 by coachchris (2 reviews written)
I only had the Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi 115 Zetec as a rental for 3 weeks but covered just over 2000 miles in that time so I got a good idea of what it is like to own and live with.
The good points for the car are its handling, you can see why the it the sector leader in this respect, its very sure footed and always feels like you could give it a bit more round the corners.
The build quality was good but I think that's the case with most of it established rivals as well now. The 1.8 TDCi engine... (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2006 by cockneytrafficmagic (1 review written)
I got my Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi (52) in Feb of this year with 75k on the clock from a dealer and it's had 1 owner from new, who was obviously a rep with what's on the logbook. I've modified it with filter, s/steel exhaust etc and it hasn't smoked once goes very well. It's lowered with bigger wheels on it and handles like a dream. Try Redex diesel treatment if yours smokes, I've just put some in to clean the fuel system out before it ever does. (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2004 by bobbyblue (1 review written)
I bought this Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi 115 Zetec 5dr car from a Ford main dealer with 12000 miles on the clock. I wanted a car that was comfortable with good headroom as I am rather tall, in this respect the car scores highly, especially the seat lateral support (In the Zetec you get more supportive seats).
The engine is a real gem, it pulls strongly but I found that it stalls at low speeds very easily until you perfect the clutch action. I have managed to get about 45MPG with brisk motorway... (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2002 by Patricia Collins.
My Ford Focus only had 10,000 miles on it when the check engine light came on. I took it and the company replaced it and it lasted for about 3 weeks and now it is back on again. My brakes also squeak. The car runs really rough. How can I get Ford to replace it with another car or give me a deal on another kind? Any Ideas? (read more)
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