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Ford Focus Hatchback 1.6 TDCi Titanium ECOnetic 5d (2012/12)

Ford Focus Hatchback 1.6 TDCi Titanium ECOnetic 5d (2012/12) - Owner Review

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Review submitted by
Mark Darke on

Ford Focus Hatchback (11-18)

Summary

2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
As its an Econetic i think it says that i am quite keen on getting the most miles per gallon from my car. Such a shame that it's economy credentials are such a dismal failure.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
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Would you buy this car again and why?
No most definitely not. poor fuel consumption is the main reason, but the voice control failing at random as well as the satnav, means IF i could turn the clock back I would definitely have bought something else.

What are you likely to buy next?
BMW 320 ed.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£17,000

When did you buy the car?
November 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
No complaints about the dealership.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Expected good fuel economy but it hasnt happened!.

What was the dealer like?
The dealership were extremely helpful, BUT I wish I had been given the opportunity of a longer test drive. Had this happened I would have realised Fords fuel economy figures are not what they should be.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Seems quite sluggish. i wouldnt buy one if you are constantly in a hurry.

What's it like to park?
Extremely easy to park, as it has reverse park assist,.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Yes. Drivers side heated door mirror has packed up. The voice dialling sometimes stops working completely, for no apparent reason and can only be reset by turning the ignition off and leaving the car for at least 5 minutes. The fuel economy is also quite poor, acheiving a not too brilliant 44MPG, and thats if I'm REALLY gentle with it.

What's most practical about your car?
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Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Voice dialling, (when it works!!!).

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