Used Ford Focus Hatchback (1998 - 2004) Buying & Selling

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Apr 2013
The Focus was nothing short of a revelation when it was launched, offering a superb blend of practicality, comfort and keen handling. A great all-rounder, it continues to be a hugely popular model and with a wide range of engines and trims there's something to suit everyone.
5 out of 5

Buying used

The Focus makes one of the best all-rounders on the used market. There are plenty around so don't feel pressured into paying over the odds - there's likely to be an equally good example not far away, while it's a favourite at car supermarkets. The 1.6-litre and 1.8-litre petrol models are the best choices if you don't intend to do big miles.

See 59 used Ford Focus Hatchbacks for sale, starting at £450

3.5 out of 5


There's steady demand for the Focus and dealers and private buyers both love them. But you'll be competing with 100 other cars in your area so don't ask too much. Zetec and LX petrol cars are the quickest to sell while diesel models will always be popular.