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Ford Focus Estate 2005

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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    It says I want a quality car without being ripped off by a silly badge.

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

    They all think it's a fine car.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    I would buy another,but I may be tempted to buy the newer model.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    I'll probably stay with Ford.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Independent

    Did you buy this car new?

    No

    What price did you pay?

    £4,995

    When did you buy the car?

    December 2013

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Very good deal. Saw the car on the forecourt just a few days before Christmas. Not many car buyers around at this time.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Needed reliable,versatile estate with good fuel economy.

    What was the dealer like?

    Very helpful,had bought from them before.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    It's a Focus.It drives superbly,grips like glue in corners and you feel in complete control at all times.My Zetec felt a little harsh around town but that's a small compromise for the handling.Steering is excellent and in 6th gear on the motorway you can barely hear the engine.Acceleration mid range is astonishing,particularly in 5th gear,you can feel the turbo thrusting the car on.

    What's it like to park?

    Parking is fine,it's a surprisingly long car - the Mondeo must be enormous.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Replaced cam belt and water pump at 105k.Ford recommend 120k - that seemed a little risky to me.Needed a new starter motor at 114k and the wiring loom had melted - £480 - not cheap.

    What's most practical about your car?

    It's an estate, but not a huge one.Fuel economy is outstanding for a 2.0 diesel.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Heated front screen is always a great extra. I also liked the on board computer - very easy to use and the display is right in the driver's line of vision.

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