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Ford Focus Hatchback 1998

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  • Economy

    Value

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Extras, like ABS, push up the price.

    Costs

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Upper 30s mpg. Reasonable servicing costs.

  • On the road

    Driving

    5 out of 5 5.0

    It's all been said. The best hatch I"ve driven.

    Performance

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Slowish until 4500 rpm. High 5th gear.

  • Living with it

    Reliability

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Several manufacturing faults. Exhaust pipe problems.

    Image

    5 out of 5 5.0

    My teenage daughter says it's got street cred!

    Comfort

    5 out of 5 5.0

    A very comfortable car in town and on the motorway.

  • Security and Service

    Security

    4 out of 5 4.0

    No standard alarm, but otherwise good.

  • Problems and Ownership

    Problems

    Engine

    "Whistle" at 2000 rpm from cold.

    Other

    Exhaust silencer box failures (2). Faulty instrument cluster.

    Ownership

    Did you buy the car new?

    New

    Would you buy the same model again?

    Yes

    Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?

    Yes