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Ford Focus Hatchback 1998

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  • Economy

    Value

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Good value car but don't get it on Personal Lease!

  • On the road

    Driving

    4 out of 5 4.0

    For the class it's driving is excellent. Much better than others I've had (Audi A4, Astra, Corolla, Golf).

    Performance

    4 out of 5 4.0

    For a 1.6 the engine is good. Pulls well and revs keep going up and up (there's no red line for some reason!)

  • Living with it

    Reliability

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Cut out doing 80 on motorway once - very scary. Problem never fully explained but something to do with coking.

    Image

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Very common, but doesn't suffer for it. The motor critics love it.

    Comfort

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Good comfort generally, but long journeys are a bit of a pain. Could really use a clutch foot rest.

  • Security and Service

    Security

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Seems good, but remote locking is very slow.

    Service

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Average dealer service - Not good, not bad.

  • Problems and Ownership

    Problems

    Engine

    Motorway scare mentioned above.

    Other

    Bloody annoying rattle just won't go away (seems to be coming from driver or rear door area).

    Ownership

    Did you buy the car new?

    Used

    Would you buy the same model again?

    No

    Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?

    Yes