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★★★★★

“FORD FOCUS 1.8 ZETEC 16V”

Written on: 13/07/2014 by 397Jorgensen (1 review written)

My focus is an 02 with 95.000 on the clock & drives a treat.There is no rust as yet, the interior is still very nice, no knocks or rattles.It is an estate & has bags of room for my fishing gear or my two Labradors. It is quiet,no wind noise when doing motorway,Apart from tyres & 1 ball joint it has been very reliable. I have just replaced the rocker cover seal because you could smell like something burning when the engine is turned off. Ths is common with the zetec engine but is a dead easy… Read Full Review

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“Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec”

Written on: 22/09/2011 by rockandrollboy (1 review written)

I have a December 2000 registered 1.8 petrol Focus (MkI). I have had this car a while now. I usually spend about 2 grand on a car, buy a reasonable hatchback, give it 3 years and then change it. I bought this car 3 years ago for £1700 with FSH in mint condition with 100,000 miles on the clock and am not swapping it anytime soon! It is probably the best car I have ever owned. It's clear there were some well-known Focus grumbles earlier on in its history, but these were all attended to… Read Full Review

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“Ive owned a few Fords from Fiesta's to" a jelly mold"...”

Written on: 22/02/2011

Ive owned a few Fords from Fiesta's to" a jelly mold" Sierra .
I got my 1.8 Zetec focus from new and its been the best car ive owned up to now , its responsive seriously good in the corners and very realible , the interior is good quality and the ride is good , reading reviews before i bought my focus told me it was quite a hard ride complimented by annoying road noise !!! , i didnt find this to be true ..Would i advise anyone to buy one , in my expierence yes i would there great looking cars… Read Full Review

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“125bhp is plenty for town and motorway driving , it...”

Written on: 26/12/2010

125bhp is plenty for town and motorway driving , it will do 125mph if required 0-60 in about 9 sec,, its not a racecare its a quility all rounder, acceleration 2-3 gear pretty responsive, handling is unbelevably brilliant ,no mechanical probs ,loads of space in cab ,large boot,panther black in colour ,looks amazing ,all in all one of the best cars ive ever owned, ive had them all from a capri to merc… Read Full Review

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“Zetec 1.8 Petrol Sport Pack. ”

Written on: 14/09/2010

Zetec 1.8 Petrol Sport Pack.

Very poor performance from 1.8 petrol engine and only around 25mpg (combined). Poorly contstructed interior using nasty hard grey plastics.

Motorway noise annoying, no real acceleration in any gear, not many clever places for storage. Unresponsive to drive, average handling (but certainly no Mini), vague steering.

I bought this car because it was cheap from new and had the 5 doors i needed for the family. I wish I'd bought something German second hand as this… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 15/06/2011

Well if it was that bad why buy it !!....we have the the same car and don't agree with any of the the above. Oh and just for the record, we had a Passat before this which wasn't as much fun! and it did have fair share of troubles and guess what....the focus has had none :)

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Hrgt's Comment

Written on: 01/11/2013

Are you sure I was a Focus you had? As below don't actually agree with anything you have written. The Focus handles vey well (were you expecting it to handle like a Lotus?), is comfortable, easy to drive and not bad on fuel. Best car I have owned.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 18/06/2011

The above comment seems to have been made by someone who simply wanted a different kind of car, but couldn't afford to buy one new. For what it is, my Focus seems pretty good all round in my opinion.

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“I have owned the Ford Focus mark II for two months now...”

Written on: 01/06/2010 by morisien (7 reviews written)

I have owned the Ford Focus mark II for two months now and this has been a worryfree time !!. This motor vehicle is just great, I love to drive it and look for any excuse to do it. Below are the pros and cons of the vehicle:

Good points...
1. ergonomics on the inside is excellent
2. interior quality of plastics is average but well put together, sport styled seat are very comfortable
3. ride is firm under the sports suspension and the steering is awesome.
4. very responsive engine
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“Bought my 1.8 petrol LX after reading reviews and I am...”

Written on: 02/12/2009

Bought my 1.8 petrol LX after reading reviews and I am mighty impressed. its extremely reliable (never had a single failure of any sort in 4 years), handles well, the engine is gutsy and also very smooth when you want it. Plenty of room and rear space with the seats down means you can move furniture. I regularly get in the region of 45 miles to the gallon on longer trips and it never ceases to amaze me. There is no rust and it has never let me down in 4 years, brilliant car… Read Full Review

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Juju66's Comment

Written on: 17/02/2010

hi ive got a focus estate 1.8lx its gone really bad on petrol,im only getting about 35-45 miles to £10,is this right it didnt seem this bad when i first had it?.

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★★★★★

“Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec is a little bit hard and not...”

Written on: 26/09/2009

Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec is a little bit hard and not precise turnig in back gear,
and I have a question: is it save for engine (1.8 zetec)to drive on tng?… Read Full Review

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“Probably the best handling car I`ve ever owned. The...”

Written on: 24/09/2009

Probably the best handling car I`ve ever owned. The Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec is great to drive once you get used to the Turbo lag… Read Full Review

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“ OK, its not a Roller or BMW but this is a great car....”

Written on: 20/08/2009 by motamoa (2 reviews written)

OK, its not a Roller or BMW but this is a great car. I use my 2001 1.8 Focus Zetec 3dr for the 40 mile B road thrash to work.
I bought this car with 90k it now has 128k and the oil is still clear 10k after a service! Cheap to buy, cheap to service, 40mpg driven properly), cheap parts, easy to fix, uber reliable, no issues with high miles, no rust, interior still looks new, great handling, 4* NCAP crash rating. The steering can feel heavy after driving other cars but this doesn't bother… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Leaks like a sieve ”

Written on: 17/07/2009

Leaks like a sieve
Ford don't care
32 mpg at best?
drags itself - my wifes 1. CMax focus out runs it?
car 'wobbles' when accelerating like its misfiring
a dreadful, dreadful car!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“i have got a nice Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec similar 2 the 1...”

Written on: 03/07/2009

i have got a nice Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec similar 2 the 1 in the pics really like it… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec is very well built and as a...”

Written on: 11/05/2009 by ABateman (1 review written)

The Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec is very well built and as a natural sporty feel when driving especially the cars handling. The fuel consumption is also very good averaging around 37 on urban combined to motorway on way to work in the morning… Read Full Review

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“I bought the Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec with 65K on it and...”

Written on: 01/03/2009

I bought the Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec with 65K on it and have had no problems with it at all. Great power and handling is outstanding. Fuel consumption is great too, get jus about 100 miles from a quarter tank. Recently since I've hit the 75K mark, little things are arising. My coil unit needed replaced as the car lost all power and jumped constantly. Breaks are starting to lose it a bit. But not bad considering they are the original discs that are on it.
Rust under the arches is a biggy, So mud… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“These cars are probs one ov the best day to day cars...”

Written on: 13/01/2009

These cars are probs one ov the best day to day cars made. there reliable, comfatable, good handeling and by the looks of things its a safe car. no slipping or sliding when the brakes are pressed hardly… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Very comfortable and quite like the performance, as I...”

Written on: 10/12/2008

Very comfortable and quite like the performance, as I am a fan of the higher performanced motors, feels like your in total control all the time and everthing feels together.
Overall the car is brilliant absolutely love it and always feel safe in it… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I got a Ford Focus 1.8 for the winter after taking my...”

Written on: 09/12/2008

I got a Ford Focus 1.8 for the winter after taking my 280bhp 1992 JDM Honda prelude 2.2 si-vtec 4ws off the road for winter, as the focus doesn ' t matter if I have an accident. I ' ve had no end of problems from a car with an fdsh. It ' s only done 70000. The electrics are shocking & all you people thinking the car is coming alive at 4'000rpm beware, this is your egr valve on its way out. What I don ' t understand is my prelude came standard with (this is no joke) E/W, Auto climate control… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I've gone from a Ford Escort mk7 to my focus and all I...”

Written on: 01/12/2008

I've gone from a Ford Escort mk7 to my focus and all I can say is wow its like there chiped to 4000 rpm its takes off like a rocket and the inside is just perfect realy can adjust just about every thing no going back now plan to put strut braces on front and rear and you can imagine it only gets better // also noticed that the stereo is also quite good well havent rushed to put my own it yet and the kids love it… Read Full Review

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“Having been my first car I've actually owned (all...”

Written on: 02/11/2008

Having been my first car I've actually owned (all others were either my friends, family or rented) the ford focus 1.8 Zetec was my first car I've owned. Having read the reviews about it, the sight of it and what others say about Fords generally I wanted the Ford Focus to be my first car. I had an impression that they were fast (which is what first attracted me to it) easy to handle, easy to get repaired and reasonably priced I had to have a focus. I wasn ' t disappointed. The car in my view… Read Full Review

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“Used to drive a Vauxhall Cavalier SRi 2.0 16v which...”

Written on: 11/07/2008

Used to drive a Vauxhall Cavalier SRi 2.0 16v which was far more powerful and yet used less petrol! Don't mind the car itself but the engine is pathetic. Overtaking on any kind of uphill gradient or in a headwind isn't worth trying cos you just won't make it. My dad drives a 1.6 8v focus and I can't tell much difference apart from my car uses more petrol… Read Full Review

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