Used Ford Focus Saloon (1998 - 2004) Review

Review by Parkers on
2.5
You don't see much of the Focus saloon on the road, despite the hatchback being one of the UK's best-selling cars. The main reason is we Brits just don't like small saloons in the UK; we prefer practical hatches and useful estates.
Ford Focus Saloon (98-04)
It's like the Focus hatchback
But not as handsome with a boott

New price range:

£12,340 - £16,385

Used price range:

£251 - £1,750

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

2.5 out of 5

You don't see much of the Focus saloon on the road, despite the hatchback being one of the UK's best-selling cars. The main reason is we Brits just don't like small saloons in the UK; we prefer practical hatches and useful estates. Still, the saloon inherits Focus's best bits, including a good drive and above-average reliability. As it's not as popular with buyers, it's a cheaper and better value used buy, too.

The range isn't as wide as the hatchback and estate, but there's still a choice of three new engines (and a discontinued diesel).

Parkers Ratings

Overall

2.5 out of 5

Performance

2.5 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

1.5 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 The interior and boot space make it a great car for most things.  

4 out of 5

Tim Staton ,   01 Aug 2013    ... read more

 Good size, responsive engine makes and a decent boot.  

4 out of 5

David Lowton ,   31 Jul 2013    ... read more

 The boot, despite being the saloon model is quite spacious, and in amlost a year have not been unable to fit something I needed to carry.  

4 out of 5

Joseph Dowsing ,   09 Jan 2010    ... read more

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