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Ford Focus Hatchback 1998

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  • Economy

    Value

    1 out of 5 1.0

    Lost approx £3000 in 9 months of ownership from new!!

    Costs

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Servicing & parts are cheap.

  • On the road

    Driving

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Excellent driving dynamics.

    Performance

    2 out of 5 2.0

    1.4L engine fine on motorways, but sluggish around town.

  • Living with it

    Reliability

    4 out of 5 4.0

    No problems as yet.

    Image

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Image will need updating within next 12 months.

    Comfort

    2 out of 5 2.0

    Seats are very uncomfortable.

  • Security and Service

    Security

    2 out of 5 2.0

    Needs alarm as standard.

    Service

    2 out of 5 2.0

    Ford dealerships are particularly poor in all aspects of service.

  • Problems and Ownership

    Problems

    Engine

    Alternator warning light intermittently illuminates, usually when raining.

    Other

    Annoying rattle from rear of vehicle, unable to find problem.

    Ownership

    Did you buy the car new?

    New

    Would you buy the same model again?

    No

    Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?

    No