Used Ford Focus Estate (1998 - 2004) Review

Review by Parkers on
4
This is the quirky estate version of the hugely popular Focus range. It's not as common as the hatchback, but shares many of its virtues.
Ford Focus Estate (98-04)
Looks good and drives well, plenty of space, ST170 is brilliant
Pricey for what you get, sales rep image

New price range:

£12,090 - £17,590

Used price range:

£292 - £2,021

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

This is the quirky estate version of the hugely popular Focus range. It's not as common as the hatchback, but shares many of its virtues. As easy to drive and live with as the hatch, with a wide range of engines and trim levels. It's roomy, but list prices are steep for the class. There are plenty of deals around, though finding a nearly-new or pre-reg Focus estate may require a bit of hunting.

Best used choice is the 1.6 or 1.8 Zetec; 1.8 TDCi makes a good new buy and there's even a warm version - the ST170.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

5 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 Load space, plenty of room for everything, can fit the child (+ accessories) and wife in there without removing my work tools. Can fit a king size bed in the rear with the seats down!  

5 out of 5

Robert Fitzgerald ,   04 Feb 2015    ... read more

 Economy 600 miles to a tank. space, comfort of drive.  

4 out of 5

Dave Trendall ,   31 Mar 2014    ... read more

 Its roomy with lots of boot space and room for 4 adults and their holiday luggage.  

5 out of 5

David Kerr ,   17 Oct 2013    ... read more

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