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Ford Focus Estate 2005

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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Not alot it is fairly uninteresting to look at at not much better inside but it does have a certain stable look about it and practicality.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    The car has a practical aspect and is neat and tidy but not at all interesting.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    The bford focus estate automatic is a no frills car but does deliver all the elements required of such a car its a no frills practical reliable machine which i would consider buying again espeacially the newer version which has had a facelift and looks alot more interesting.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Another automatic and probably an estate car again due to the practical aspects for a family car, but maybe a diesel engine next time for the extra power and mpg.

  • Buying experience

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Independent

    Did you buy this car new?

    No

    What price did you pay?

    £3,000

    When did you buy the car?

    September 2014

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    The deal was exactly what i expected from an independent dealer not exactly what i wanted in terms of trade in value but fairly good service overall.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Needed an automatic due to leg problems.

    What was the dealer like?

    Good at first but slow to get some items repaireed or replaced as agreed upon purchase of the car. took 4 weeks to get my partial shelf.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Feels solid on the road can be a little heavy uphill but allroud a good stable drive .suspension is firm but still has a softnness about it .good ride and stiil has power when needed.

    What's it like to park?

    Because of the length it can be tricky if your used to smaller cars.however it has good alround visibility and the rear parking sensors are invaluablewhen backing in.

  • Living with it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Slight oil leak which was repaired under warranty.

    What's most practical about your car?

    The sheeer size of the boot is enormus and when the seats are down at the back it gets even better. automatic gearbox is only four speed but has a smooth changeover and still returns a decent mpg on the motorway .

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Variable speed setting on the intermittent wipers is very handy for rainy days also rear parking sensors (add on) have never had these before but they are brilliant.

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