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Ford Focus Estate review

1998 - 2004 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 54.0

At a glance

Price new £12,090 - £17,590
Used prices £541 - £3,162
Road tax cost £180 - £395
Insurance group 10 - 31
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 320 - 665 miles
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Available fuel types



Alternative fuel

Pros & cons


Looks good and drives well, plenty of space, ST170 is brilliant


Pricey for what you get, sales rep image

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


This is the quirky estate version of the hugely popular Focus range. It’s not as common as the hatchback, but shares many of its virtues. As easy to drive and live with as the hatch, with a wide range of engines and trim levels. It’s roomy, but list prices are steep for the class. There are plenty of deals around, though finding a nearly-new or pre-reg Focus estate may require a bit of hunting.

Best used choice is the 1.6 or 1.8 Zetec; 1.8 TDCi makes a good new buy and there’s even a warm version – the ST170.