Ford Focus (new)

Ford Focus

Overall Average Rating - 87.56%Position in the Top 100 cars - 19th

Ratings

Position in the Top 100 carsReliability: 29thBuild Quality: 49thRunning Costs: 58thPerformance: 30thBraking: 28thRide Quality: 16thHandling: 7thPracticality: 38thComfort: 35thEase of Driving: 23rd

Your Quotes

“A fantastic car. The 1.6 engine is a dream and loves to be revved. But it's more thirsty than I imagined, and it definitely needs a sixth gear for motorway cruising.”

Mr Jonathan Smith - Chester

“I purchased my Ford Focus ST back in March 2006 and have been completely satisfied with all areas of the car. I am particularly impressed with the ‘big car’ feel of the Focus ST and the sound of the engine. Knocks any other current hot hatch for six.”

Mr Mark Horton - Beds

“Perfectly adequate, just minor niggles like lack of storage space in cabin but good in luggage area.”

Mr Derek Knight - Essex

“A good car but reverse gear is hard to get into sometimes.”

Claire-Louse Harpham – St Neotts

“My car was great value for money, and does everything I need it to do. Great size boot for carrying all my bits and pieces around. Couple of niggling rattles, but in process of getting them fixed. On the whole, I am very pleased with the car.”

Mr Ian Potter - Leics

“Very good; a small disappointment has been the lack of a grip handle or recess inside the boot lid (to assist closing) and the slackness of the gas-filled struts which do not consistently take it up to the very top-most point. Also I would have liked the handbrake lever (which is offset from the centre) positioned for right-hand-drive.”

Mr Derek Bevan - Essex

“I love my car and for the price think that it is a reasonably priced high performance car. It is very easy to drive every day to and from work, but at the same time has the ability to take on a more spirited drive should the need arise. Fuel consumption is not the best (between 20 - 29 mpg ), but that is to be expected on a car of this type. Handling and ride quality are good considering that the suspension is set up towards the harder side of settings, the traction control seems to intervene quite frequently to keep the car in line and heading in the right direction.”

Mr Robert Ward - Oxfordshire

“The focus cannot be faulted for day to day commuting and taking it out for a run on country roads is a joy.”

Mr William Marshall – Western Isles

Manufacturer Verdict (Position - 20th)

A credible rise of four places has let Ford break into the top 20. Given its position in the sales charts, this is hardly anything to write home about, but at least it is going in the right direction. The firm’'s worst rating comes for the comfort of its cabins. You tell us finding the best driving position is a real pain in the back. But the blue oval has finished a full eight places ahead of arch-rival Vauxhall.

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