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Ford Focus Hatchback 1.0 EcoBoost Zetec 5d (2013/13)

Ford Focus Hatchback 1.0 EcoBoost Zetec 5d (2013/13) - Owner Review

Perfect size - not too big, not too small.

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Review submitted by
Jon Sharpe on

Ford Focus Hatchback (11-18)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I'm not really looking for a car that says something about me. Rather, I'm looking for a car that's practical, stylish and good to drive. The Focus hits that with a bullseye.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Very impressed. When they learn it's a 1.0-litre they're intrigued. When they travel in it they're stunned.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Definitely. It's really surprised me by how well it drives, as well as looking good, being practical and nicely finished. It's a cracker.

What are you likely to buy next?
The same. Really like it and I don't even hanker for a larger engine, which surprised me.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
May 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Great deal, have bought my last four Focuses from the same dealer and they always provide a great balance of price and service.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Previous owner.

What was the dealer like?
Excellent. Friendly, competent and quick to bring about a deal to suit me.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Really impressed. I worried that the 1.0-litre engine might be a bit weak compared to previous cars but it's been a revelation. Like me, friends are impressed by how smooth and tractable it is, and by how surprisingly powerful it feels when driving. It's also very, very quiet at speed - much more so than my previous 1.6-litre Focus.

What's it like to park?
I don't have parking sensors but it's pretty easy to park. Not quite as easy as the previous, more slab-sided model, but pretty simple nonetheless.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Not a thing (but then it is only a month old!).

What's most practical about your car?
Perfect size - not too big, not too small.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Stop-start. Very effective, always works, never caught out and always ready before I am!

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