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Ford Focus Hatchback 1998

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  • Economy

    Value

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Good amount of kit for the price.

    Costs

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Service costs are relatively cheap at £60-£100.

  • On the road

    Driving

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Brilliant handling and road holding. The gearbox is great.

    Performance

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Warm rather than hot-hatch but compares well to competitors.

  • Living with it

    Reliability

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Minor electrical problem but otherwise terrific for a new model.

    Image

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Not as image conscious as a Golf but new-edge styling leads the others.

    Comfort

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Seat and steering wheel are very adjustable but seats could be more supportive.

  • Security and Service

    Security

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Bonnet locks down, immobiliser, alarm and deadlocks.

    Service

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Dealer service was excellent.

  • Problems and Ownership

    Problems

    Engine

    Other

    Electrical glitch with the headlights; cost £25 to fix.

    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