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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Focus Coupé Cabriolet is priced competitively against similar alternatives like the Vauxhall Astra TwinTop, and offers a good level of equipment for the money. It should also retain nearly half its value from new after three years. Insurance groups are also similar to other models in this class, at group 8 for the 1.6 and 11 for 2.0-litre models.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 116p £1,352 - £1,551 *
Diesel 118p £1,141 - £1,141 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Ongoing running costs

Servicing period 12 months or 12,500 miles.
Warranty Three years/60,000 miles.
Road tax (12 months) £190 - £280
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Insurance group 12 - 21
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Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Focus CC scores well on the eco front with the 2.0 TDCi the greenest engine. It emits 156g/km of CO2 and can manage 48mpg.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
2.0 TDCI Diesel 156 g/km (Min) £190
2.0 Petrol 199 g/km (Max) £280


3 out of 5 3.0

Early reports on the latest Focus shows it to be a generally reliable car with few problems. There have, however, been problems reported from owners - especially on early cars - with roof leaks.

Car checklist problem points

Body Check boot-lid for dents or scrapes caused by operating the folding roof too close to obstacles.
Engine / gearbox No problems reported.
Other A number of owners - especially of those with cars registered in the first 12 months of sale - have reported roof leaks.

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