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Ford Focus Hatchback 1998

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  • Economy

    Value

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Excellent value for money, with plenty of extras.

    Costs

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Servicing is reasonably priced, and maintenance very minimal.

  • On the road

    Driving

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Drives brilliantly, feels like you are actually driving the car!

    Performance

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Performance good; mpg averages 35-40, higher on the motorway.

  • Living with it

    Reliability

    5 out of 5 5.0

    100% reliable, never had any problems.

    Image

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Some like it, some don’t - I love it!

    Comfort

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Seats are very uncomfortable, needs much more support.

  • Security and Service

    Security

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Immobiliser as standard, could possibly do with alarm to deter people more.

    Service

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Rust problems on tailgate. Ford said it would be fixed under warranty, but I had a few problems with them. They did not carry out works properly, and it took three attempts to get it right.

  • Problems and Ownership

    Problems

    Engine

    Severed power steering pipe under bonnet - power steering stopped working.

    Other

    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