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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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:
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
5.... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 11/05/2009 by ABateman
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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 15/02/2008 by wihcar (2 reviews written)
I bought my Ford Focus Zetec 1.8 petrol in 2002 it has been one of the most reliable cars I have ever owned, the equipment level is excellent, CD, Air conditioning, heated front and rear screens and mirrors to name some, it handles well and drives superb and it has never let me down. The gear change is smooth and the engine is quite powerful. There are a couple of bad points to mention, firstly around town it is quite thirsty but overall not too bad on fuel, the suspension is hard and you... (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2007 by mrpiesxrayeyes (2 reviews written)
After only having the car a short while I thought it best to give my "first" impressions.
Prior to this I owned a 1998 Puma and I have to say this is a massive improvement in many ways, the ride quality is far superior and also the road noise despite still being high is much reduced.
This car handles superbly and is a great town car whilst offering sufficient performance to cope with the motorway/twisties, I use this car everyday and find the seats to be a little bit on the uncomfortable... (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2006 by jonlumb
Wow. I bought my 3 door Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec in June 1999 and was amazed by the grip and roadholding. Engine really comes alive after 4000 rpm and I find that you can embarass more powerful cars round b-roads if you know how to drive it well. I would certainly recommend one to anybody out there but not driven the new shape so I cannot comment on these. I'd get another old shape one given half a chance. (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2005 by hemelaces (3 reviews written)
The Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec is very underpowered on motorways, although it is nippy around town. (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2004 by Ross Graham (4 reviews written)
I bought my Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec family car as a second car, mainly for my wife to use, as unlike most females, she likes a car with plenty of power! I chose a 3-door model as I think it is better looking than the 5-door. The car is great to drive with its superb balance of steering, handling and ride. However I find the performance for a 1.8 is nothing to write home about and the engine is noisy and course when worked and at high cruising speeds, although An average of 34mpg is okay for... (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2004 by chris 1984 (2 reviews written)
I have a 2002 Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec family car, when choosing a new car there was only this and the peugeot 307 that interested me. I was put off the 307 due to several reports saying how poor the build quality of the 307 was with several sources saying that things just drop off.
I learnt to drive in a focus so i knew how easy it was to drive. That focus was the 1.6 zetec, I opted for the 1.8 zetec, people informed me you wouldn't notice the difference but believe me you do.
Although not... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2004 by SeattleSue
I bought my 2003 Ford Focus Family Car used 7 months ago with 20,000 miles on it. It has been a great little car and gets excellent gas mileage - to the point where I nearly forget to stop at the pump! There are some draw backs (no real pickup to speak of, road noise, etc.) but for its price range I think that overall it was a good buy and I readily recommend it to anyone who needs a nice dependable little car on a small budget. (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2003 by shah99.
Amazing car, very good value for moeny. I have a 2001 1.8 Zetec with climate and reflex pack, which gives me air con, cd, traction control, ABS, you name it. About 39mpg realistically which is good for this size engine. Around the bends, handles very well indeed. Could be a bit more solid on the motorway, but not complaining. Spacious for both front and rear passengers, and brilliant driving position. Seats hold driver well. No problems since I've had it, and should provide hassle free... (read more)
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