Ford Focus 1.6
Ford present the Focus Zetec 1.6 5dr Hatchback with 5 Speed - (Man) / 4 Speed - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol
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Review of "Ford Focus 1.6"
It is pleasant to drive but unremarkable performance. I often feel that I am driving in third gear when in reality I'm in fifth. It will park in a fairly tight space but you have to be careful as the rear view mirror is deceiving when trying to judge distances.
There is a lot of unnecessary road noise which gets annoying on a longer run. Some extra soundproofing would be very useful.
Seating is fairly good, the drivers seat supports the back well and is quite adjustable, unlike the horrible one in my last car, the Vauxhall Vextra estate, which I handed back after a day.Being a petrol engine the economy isn't great. If I drive very carefully I can achieve around 38 mpg, which in this age is nothing to celebrate. when you consider that the Citroen Xsara Picasso diesel gave me 56 + mpg, performed better, and was more roomy and comfortable, the Ford needs to improve, especially as it is more expensive to buy.
I found the light switch a bit quirky, if you turn it two clicks to the right it brings on the headlights. Pull and turn again brings on the foglights. return it to the vertical and pull again, turning to the left and you will activate the parking lights. totally pointless and a great way to inadvertently flatten the battery overnight.Good points?
The level of equipment is pretty good, the radio is adequate and the on board computer, once you learn its quirky ways, gives a fair amount of useful information. There are plenty of them on the road so you should never need to wait for tyres or spares.
As for a buying recommendation, I would say get one if you want a medium sized car at a decent second hand price and aren't too fussed about carrying loads, looking cool or travelling great distances.
Product Information : Ford Focus 1.6
Manufacturer's product descriptionFord present the Focus Zetec 1.6 5dr Hatchback with 5 Speed - (Man) / 4 Speed - (Auto), Front (FWD) running on Unleaded Petrol
Body Type: Hatchback
Fuel Type: Petrol
Available Trims: Ghia; LX; Style; Titanium; Zetec
Range: Ford Focus
Range + Engine Type: Focus 1.6
Transmission type: 5 Speed - (Man) / 4 Speed - (Auto), 5 Speed Manual Gearbox
Classification: Economy Car
Country of Origin: USA
CO2 Emissions: 161 g/km - (Man) / 184 g/km - (Auto), 155 g/km - (Man), 161 g/km - (Man), 161 g/km - (Man) / 180 g/km - (Auto)
Emissions Class: EU4
Number of Doors: 5, 3
NCAP Rating: NCAP 5 Star Rating
Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 11.9 seconds - (Man), 10.8 seconds - (Man)
Maximum Speed (mph): 112, 118
Warranty: 3 years / 60000 miles
Fuel Capacity (litres): 55
Release Date: 01.01.2005
Torque: 110@4000 lb/ft, 114@4150 lb/ft
Driven Wheels: Front (FWD)
Insurance Group: 6, 7
Engine Size (cc): 1596
Towing Limit (kg): 1200
Boot Capacity (litres): 1177
Power: 100, 115
Weight: 1277, 1276, 1264, 1242, 1280, 1285, 1267, 1273, 1289, 1255
Listed on Ciao since: 18/06/2000