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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Ford Focus Saloon (05-09) review.

2.5 out of 5 2.5
Parkers overall rating: 2.5 out of 5 2.5
Ford Focus Saloon (98-04) - rated 2.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £12,460 - £16,500
Used price £235 - £1,465
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £145 - £325
Insurance group 11 - 17 How much is it to insure?

PROS

It's like the Focus hatchback

CONS

But not as handsome with a boott

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3 out of 5 3.0

Written by Parkers on

You don't see much of the Focus saloon on the road, despite the hatchback being one of the UK's best-selling cars. The main reason is we Brits just don't like small saloons in the UK; we prefer practical hatches and useful estates. Still, the saloon inherits Focus's best bits, including a good drive and above-average reliability. As it's not as popular with buyers, it's a cheaper and better value used buy, too.

The range isn't as wide as the hatchback and estate, but there's still a choice of three new engines (and a discontinued diesel).

Ford Focus Saloon rivals

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