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Ford Focus Hatchback 1998

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  • Economy

    Value

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Reasonable value, but lacks equipment (especially safety items) compared with its rivals.

    Costs

    5 out of 5 5.0

    20,000-mile service cost £85; no other costs in 7 months.

  • On the road

    Driving

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Really handles well.

    Performance

    4 out of 5 4.0

    A bit sluggish in 4th gear, but flies in 3rd.

  • Living with it

    Reliability

    4 out of 5 4.0

    No major problems, just small irritating ones.

  • Security and Service

    Service

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Promised to call when parts arrived, but didn"t. Otherwise no problems with service.

  • Problems and Ownership

    Problems

    Engine

    Other

    Headlamp condensation; creaking driver's door and window; intermittently squeaking driver's seat.

    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