Used Ford Focus Saloon (2005 - 2009) Review

Review by David Ross on
3.5
Small saloons have never caught on in the UK. Unlike the rest of mainland Europe, British buyers prefer hatchbacks and it's easy to see why.

Ford Focus Saloon (05-09)
Good to drive, robust build quality, comfortable on the move
Hatch and estate are more practical, not an easy car to sell second hand,

New price range:

£15,655 - £21,200

Used price range:

£320 - £2,960

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Small saloons have never caught on in the UK. Unlike the rest of mainland Europe, British buyers prefer hatchbacks and it's easy to see why. The Focus saloon is a perfect example - it's not as practical as the hatch version, nor as good looking and although the boot is a good size, it can't cope with large or bulky items. The range of engines is slimmed down (there's no low emissions ECOnetic version) but from behind the wheel there's no difference from the standard car, the Focus saloon handles well, is easy to drive and has an excellent interior.

In early 2008 the model was facelfited with a new front end and a much improved interior. It' still the same price as the five-door hatch, but unless you must have a boot, there seems little reason to choose one.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4.5 out of 5

Safety

5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

2 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 Eveything....it holds standard shopping in a standard boot, which also accomodates a standard size dog (Lenny - sheepdog), its a standard length and has standard visibility, I could go on and on...  

3 out of 5

Jane Wheble ,   21 Aug 2013    ... read more

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