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Ford Focus hatchback 2004 – 2011 review – CarBuyer

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You’ll like the fact that this is one of the best small family cars to drive, and offers a range of powerful diesels. Even though the firm suspension and sporty ride is not to as comfortable as some rivals, a January 2008 facelift has improved looks and means interior quality is a close match for upmarket alternatives like the VW Golf. ECOnetic editions offer great fuel economy, while high performance ST editions are fun to drive. Both three and five-door models are spacious, but the latter is the better family choice.

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  1. I have a 3-door Focus Ti – vct from 2005 and it has 260.000 km. The car still looks great. The interior has no damages or noises and every time i am driving it, it makes me happy.

  2. I owned the 2007 MK2 estate pre face-lift version with the 1.6 engine

    Absolutely lovely car. Solid quality, great engine in terms of reliability (not so much on power), very stable on the road, and quite good looking imo, especially the estate.

  3. so I have a 2006 Mazda 3 that is super reliable… I've always driven Subaru hatchbacks or Acura integra's and this is my first Mazda ever. I like it but I don't like the suspension! I'm actually considering a Ford Focus hatchback or a fiesta so if anybody can tell me how they compared to the Mazda I would love to know the pros and the cons comparing both. I know that Mazda is made by Ford so I'm sure their similarities but I hope the Ford has a better suspension!

  4. I have just bought the 2008 titanim model for a good price. Its 2.0l diesel six speed gear box with 18inch Alloys. It has higher specs inside over the Zetec. It drives lovely and is very quick. The extras include:

    Electric drivers seat
    Cruise control
    Auto dimming rear view mirror
    Auto lights
    Auto windscreen wipers
    Parking sensors
    Passenger light and vanity mirror
    Sun glasses holder
    Rear seats has pull out middle arm rest with cup holders
    Upgraded seats all round.

  5. Got the 2008 1.6 Diesel Estate version, 4 years now never let me down yet, And drives brilliant, Plus the £30 a year tax is a advantage, Cant fault it at all, For 11 year old car, Im happy with it.

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