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Ford Focus Hatchback 1998

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  • Economy

    Value

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Bought as a one-year-old model - much better than new.

    Costs

    3 out of 5 3.0

    A few faults but fixed under guarantee.

  • On the road

    Driving

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Handling, ride and comfort are all superb.

    Performance

    3 out of 5 3.0

    OK but has horrible tendency to hold high revs on gearchanges - a common fault I understand.

  • Living with it

    Image

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Great shape - though too common now. Streets ahead of the incredibly boring new Civic.

    Comfort

    5 out of 5 5.0

    First class.

  • Security and Service

    Security

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Immobiliser and alarm; the usual stuff.

    Service

    1 out of 5 1.0

    I don"t trust main dealers and use an independent garage.

  • Problems and Ownership

    Problems

    Engine

    Surges on gearchanging and won"t slow to idle until car is completely stationary.

    Other

    Hate the ridiculous heater recirculation system. Defaults to ON. Why? I hardly ever need recirculation…

    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