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Ford Focus Estate 2005

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  • Summary

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What does this car say about you?

    It says I needed something practical but wanted comfort and something that drives nicely.

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

    Not much, nobody's ever commented on it. Underwhelmed would be my guess.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No. The reliability is awful, not as economical as I would've hoped.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    A golf. Something German and reliable.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Franchised

    Did you buy this car new?

    No

    What price did you pay?

    £4,000

    When did you buy the car?

    April 2012

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Not particularly. They gave us a slight discount. It only a couple of hundred pounds.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    We had just had a baby and needed something practical.

    What was the dealer like?

    Not massively helpful or friendly. Not rude but didn't treat us particularly wonderfully.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Lovely when it's on the go, bit hard going in slow traffic. Needs to be revved to avoid stalling.

    What's it like to park?

    Fine. It's quite big but visibility is good.

  • Living with it

    2 out of 5 2.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Yes. Lots. Clutch, suspension, ABS, exhaust, engine management system.

    What's most practical about your car?

    It has a big boot, low loading lip. Plenty of space all round.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    The stereo is the upgraded Sony and sounds fantastic plus has an aux plug.

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