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Ford Focus Hatchback 1998

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  • Economy

    Value

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Very cheap for low mileage, second hand 10 month old car.

    Costs

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Cheap to run. No maintenance costs yet.

  • On the road

    Driving

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Smooth, quick acceleration.

    Performance

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Needs ABS as standard. Sometimes unstable on corners.

  • Living with it

    Reliability

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Remote central locking fails when close to radio transmitters.

    Image

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Still a good looking car, which everyone seems to be copying.

    Comfort

    5 out of 5 5.0

    High head room. Comfy seats. Feels nice

  • Security and Service

    Security

    4 out of 5 4.0

    No alarm as standard, but double-locking is good.

    Service

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Not very clear about warranties and didn't want to help when it came to finding out key numbers etc.

  • Problems and Ownership

    Problems

    Engine

    Other

    Brakes sometimes lock the wheels when at speed and easy to skid as no ABS as standard.

    Ownership

    Did you buy the car new?

    Used

    Would you buy the same model again?

    Yes

    Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?

    Yes