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Community Level 2Goran

Goran

Lets Focus On The Zetec...

AdvantagesSpaceous, Excellent Handling, Low Insurance Group, Comfortable and Stylish.

DisadvantagesHas the family stigma attached to it which does not do it justice.

"...details will do it justice. The Ford Focus Zetec is in the higher end of the model range and often comes with uprated extras over the base models. My particular car came with what Ford call the 'Climate Pack'. This is a handy combination of air conditioning, heated front windscreen, heated mirrors and heated washer jets. These gadgets can seldom be appreciated in the warmer months, but are an absolute Godsend in winter. If you are looking to ..." Read review
13.02.2006

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Community Level 7yackers1

yackers1

A wagon for the masses

AdvantagesCheap to run and insure, cheap parts, reliable, an all round great car

DisadvantagesThe speedo dropping is a known problem - don't pay too much to get it done though

"****Specifications**** The Ford Focus 1.6i Zetec is a five door hatch back with a 1596cc fuel injected petrol engine. The engine makes 99.2 bhp and 106lbs of torque at 4,000 rpm. It is 4,152mm long, 1,998mm wide and 1,430mm high. I have not bothered to list the full specifications since these can be obtained from many different websites. ****Looks**** I actually like the look of the Focus, although it is down to personal preference and ..." Read review
26.02.2009

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Community Level 1mufc-numbe...

mufc-number-18

I actually bought a Ford

AdvantagesNice to drive; well thought out

DisadvantagesIt is still a Ford

"...said I wouldn't touch any Ford with a barge pole. That was until I was looking for a new car recently. For the money I had to spend (around 10,000GBP) it was a question of balancing getting a nearly new car against a couple of years old car which would have had a higher list price when new. I decided to go for the option that will (hopefully) cost me less money. I now have a 9 month old Focus 1.6 Zetec with Air Conditioning pack (which includes ..." Read review
27.10.2002

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Community Level 2lukemillo1

lukemillo1

Popular ford

Advantagesvery nice car

Disadvantagesn/a

"Driving this car today for the first time, I must say that it is a very good car. This car has a few extras some which are good and some that you could do without but I will explain that in more detail later on in the review. This car is very popular so the style must be good, as a lot of people have decided to buy this car. This cars handling is very good and drivers smoothly at slow speeds and really sticks to the road well at fast speeds. The ..." Read review
14.03.2008

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Community Level 1nicolabarker

nicolabarker

Excellent family car

AdvantagesComfortable, spaceous, excellent road handling

DisadvantagesEvery body drives one!

"I bought my Ford Focus Zetec as I needed a family 5 door car. The zetec is in the higher end of the model range and often as mine does, comes with uprated extras over the base models. My car came with a 'Climate Pack'. This is a combination of air conditioning, heated front windscreen, heated mirrors and heated washer jets. These are excellent features in the winter months and save valueable minutes in a morning defrosting the car. I personally ..." Read review
27.12.2006

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Community Level 5rayliu

rayliu

Still the handling king

AdvantagesHandling, Driving experience, Heated Windscreen, Refined Engine

DisadvantagesOddball styling, Cluttered Dash, Main Beam Light, Quality suspect in places

"...for some informative reading. Anyway, Ford Focus! If you read my opinions, you will know I actually own a VW Golf, which is one of its main rivals. I had a choice between a Ford Focus and a Vauxhall Astra. I’ve driven both before but I simply prefer the driving dynamics of a Ford Focus. I had to get an estate version because I was accommodating for 4 passengers and luggage. The model I rented was a 1.6 Zetec. Features that came with this ..." Read review
15.01.2002

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The peoples car.....allegedly. Review with images

AdvantagesNice looks, comfortable ride, good quality

Disadvantages1.6 100ps powerplant too sluggish, too expensive

"...with a facelift shape 2009 Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec in a beautiful metallic light (Vision) blue. I am a diesel man myself and was a little apprehensive on driving a petrol engine, especially on some of the roads I was ready to endure on my trip. The car I hired was a Zetec class which has air conditioning, quick clear windscreen, CD player with bluetooth phone connectivity, sporty interior, fog lights, EPS, ABS and alloy wheels. The power-plant is ..." Read review
19.03.2010

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Community Level 2scarecrow

scarecrow

FACT. Its just a damn good car

AdvantagesThey don't go wrong.

DisadvantagesThey get a bad rap for being a Ford which they DO NOT deserve.

"...called the Zetec engine. BUT, Ford also do a model option called a Zetec. Let me explain. You can go out and buy a Focus Zetec with a 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 engine. So thats a Ford Focus Zetec model with a Zetec engine. You can also but a Focus Zetec with a diesel engine. The Zetec model gets you- alloy wheels, air con, electric windows, cd player, sports suspension, sporty seats, twin air bags and a patridge in a pear tree. The benefits of some ..." Read review
23.11.2003

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Community Level 6JeffFromPo...

JeffFromPoole

A Car Most ordinary

AdvantagesStandard car for the average driver

Disadvantagessluggish performance, poor economy.

"...which seems to be a Ford hallmark. With a little juggling I was able to get all my tools and spares in. 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 ..." Read review
20.04.2008

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Community Level 1roddaz

roddaz

The best car i have ever owned

Advantagesto have a great car

Disadvantagesnone

"...can not be my fault. The ford focus zetec 1.6i is the best car I have ever had which is only 4 but I have drove a lot of cars in my time and in my opinion the focus is the best by far I first chose the focus because I and my wife had another baby and needed a larger car and a boot to fit a pushchair into and my old car just was not up to the job. I had a Vauxhall corsa 1.2L.S only three doors so it was a bit of a pain keep getting out to let ..." Read review
20.03.2004

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Community Level 2symmonds

symmonds

What else are you gonna buy in its class?

Advantagesgreat handling, cheap, good extras, nothing better in its class

Disadvantagesit's a Ford, everyone's got one

"The Ford Focus is the daddy of all mid-size car handling in its price range. What else can you buy for 10-12K that drives as good as this? 0-60 in around 10 seconds and a top speed of 115 mph so the magazines say, but it's pretty responsive. It's also insurance group 6 to 8, and on these two factors nothing compares. The nearest you will get to a car this price, with this insurance group is a Fiat Bravo. I test drove several Ford Focuses and I ..." Read review
19.06.2003

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Jack of all Trades

AdvantagesHandles great, enough power to keep me happy and enough space to keep the wife happy

DisadvantagesSome may not be to keen on its looks

"...is very much the generic Ford layout, not much of a problem having had a Fiesta beforehand, but I’m not too keen on the main beam lighting controls, but its not used that often so I can live with it. Features. My favourite toy has to be the radio/cd control stem on the steering column especially when the wife turns up awful songs. Seriously though, there’s not huge amounts of extras here, generic Ford radio/cd player, electric windows, electric ..." Read review
16.09.2003

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Community Level 1clare_col63

clare_col63

Brilliant for driver and passengers

Advantages More spacious than it looks and stylish design

Disadvantagesnone

"We recently bought this car after trailing round many car salesrooms and test driving almost every possible car within our price range. It's closest 2 contenders on the market at the time were the Vauxhall Astra and the Vauxhall Corsa. Many people might not agree with that but they were main contenders to my husband and I. After driving all three, it is very clear to us that the over all experience of driving a Focus is much more enjoyable ..." Read review
06.03.2007

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Community Level 1tr1sha

tr1sha

10/10 for the Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec Climate

AdvantagesBig luggage compartment, Heated windscreen

DisadvantagesNothing

"I bought my Ford Focus in August 2006. After many months of research I opted for the 1.6 zetec climate model. As a young mother with two small children I needed plenty of room in the back and a boot large enough to carry a pushchair as well as the weekly shop, I am happy to say that this car did not disappoint. Some other great features of this model are -The Heated front windscreen and mirrors which save me a lot of time in the mornings. ..." Read review
20.11.2007

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Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec

AdvantagesA great car from all angles

DisadvantagesNot as many extras included as I would have liked

"...the proud owner of a ford focus 1.6 zetec and for the first time in many years I have actually found a car that pretty muc suits all my needs. I have spent many a time in cars that are too big, too small, not suitable, not comfortable etc but this is everything I could ask for. I own the three door version but the doors open widely and when the front seat is moved forward there is plenty of room to get anyone in the back, even my mother in ..." Read review
27.06.2009

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