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No room to focus

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07.08.2003 (19.08.2003)

Advantages:
Nice drive

Disadvantages:
Lack of space

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I have to drive a Focus as it is the designated company car. I like the look of the Focus and was happy to change from the Escort which I had been driving for almost 10 years. That was until I actually got in it.

I'm only 5'6'' but have to have the driver's seat as far back as it will go, leaving absolutely no room at all for anyone to sit comfortably in the rear. I also had to make sure that the baby seat was behind the front passenger seat so that my daughter could move her feet.

Then I tried to put the pram in the boot. The parcel shelf was tilted so much in order to get the pram in that my rear vision was nearly obscured. I next went grocery shopping for a large shop and when I tried to shut the boot I heard jars smashing.

However, on the plus side - I have never had any problems with the car breaking down or and faults occuring other than the normal wear and tear. (There are too many speed bumps where I live and the shocks get some bashing).

The focus only needs a service every 12500 miles (or annually if mileage is less), which means less time spent at the garage and having to drive a KA courtesy car (but that's an entirely new op at some time?).

Being power steering the focus also maneouvers very easily and parking it is not a problem.

The Driver's seat moves in three directions:
1 Forwards / backwards
2 Up / down
3 Backrest reclining / upright
This means that you can have the seat in exactly the position you need for maximum comfort.

In summary, although this car is comfortable for the driver and drives well, it is certainly not a family car. If you need space in your car, avoid the Focus.
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custard1i 07.05.2006 18:49

I'm 5"6 too and never had a problem with the drivers seat or carrying 4 other passengers for that matter.

custard1i 07.05.2006 18:49

I'm 5"6 too and never ahd a problem with the drivers seat or carrying 4 other passengers for that matter.

focusmad 15.02.2004 12:56

EASY SOLUTION!!! Buy a BIGGER car!....Simple

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Ford present the Focus Studio 1.4 3dr Hatchback with 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol

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Body Type Hatchback
Fuel Type Petrol
Available Trims LX; Studio, LX

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