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Ford Focus Hatchback 1.6 EcoBoost Titanium X 5d (2011/11)

Ford Focus Hatchback 1.6 EcoBoost Titanium X 5d (2011/11) - Owner Review

Very solid. Feels "safe". Good size boot with grab handles to pull the boot lid back down. Car feel s very well put together - am surprised but have become a Ford fan very quickly after years of Japanese!
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Review submitted by
Phil Marsh on

Ford Focus Hatchback (11-18)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Lord knows, don't really care. Sensible and a bit dull perhaps!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Not a clue but its a good looking car in its class.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, surprised myself - always thought Fords were a bit too commonplace. But now I can see why. They're good!

What are you likely to buy next?
Same again, I would think. Last 2 daily drivers have been an Accord and a Mazda 3. The Focus is far more solidly built than either and feels like a premium car. Very pleased with it.

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?
£9,995

When did you buy the car?
June 2015

Did you get a good deal and why?
From a Suzuki franchise. A decent trade in on my Mazda 3. Car serviced and MOT'ed, the 1 scratch polished out at their insistence.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Good spec, good reputation. Decent price.Got a decent trade in deal on my old car.

What was the dealer like?
Helpful. Professional, pleasant enough. Not too fussy.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Drives really well - nippy, accelerates well when needed. Very quiet. Corners well too for what feels a solid car.

What's it like to park?
All round parking sensors but the turning circle is pretty awful - the only really frustrating thing about the car. Almost as bad as my old Camaro :-) Need plenty of room to turn into a space.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Odd whistling noise when clutch fully engaged sometimes - very sporadic. Will take it back to be looked at if it continues. Otherwise, its very solidly built.

What's most practical about your car?
Very solid. Feels "safe". Good size boot with grab handles to pull the boot lid back down. Car feel s very well put together - am surprised but have become a Ford fan very quickly after years of Japanese!

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The DAB is nice. Otherwise cruise control is always welcome.

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