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Hatchback - Front (FWD) - 5 Speed Manual Gearbox - 1753 cc - Max Speed: 118 mph - 115 bhp - Diesel - Available Trims: Ghia, Zetec, LX, Edge, Zetec S, Titanium, Style

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Excellent

Economic to Own, Cheap Parts, Advance Technology (...

Styled like a Wedge

Ford Focus 2003 TDDI Diesel This being my first year of driving, I managed to pass my driving test (easy) and save myself a decent budget to purchase a much awaited car. With a reasonable budget of around £1000 and the Internet I managed to track down a decent car. Something which is cheap to run...

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Satisfactory

Lots of them around. Cheaper now in the old shape

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When I got rid of my Fiat Punto 1.9 JTD this time last year I was in the market for a slightly larger vehicle. I was having a love hate relationship with the back end of the Renault Megáne and the Citroen C4 was not released then (what it is about me and French cars I don't know!) although I...

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Super

“Outstanding Oil Burner”

published 12/07/2004

Comfortable, versatile, economic. Good resale valu...

Lack of boot space. It's STILL a diesel!

~ ~ I might have known I wouldn’t get what I had asked for! What am I talking about? The seeming inability of car hire companies to give you the car you have booked with them. This year it was the turn of Budget Car Hire at Toulouse Airport in southern France. “Sorry sir. We don’t have a new...

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Good

Superb handling, good fuel economy, air con

A hard ride and a tiny boot

Summary The TDCi Zetec Focus is an average car with faults in areas, but this car can be fun to drive if you have time, space and patience. The Focus has a good fuel economy along with excellent handling characteristics, but you trade this for a hard ride, and a tiny boot space. This is not...

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Super

comfortable, cheap to run, reliable

flat spot

Having been brought up in a family of diesel drivers it was seemed destiny that I would end up as one myself. My father bought his first diesel a Citroen BX in 1987 due to the large amount of miles he was doing and claimed over the five year period he kept his cars that the increased cost of...

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Good

Utter reliability, well built, entertaining handli...

Too noisy, poor seats, cheap looking interior, not...

This review relates to a company car which has just been returned to the lease company. I got the car with 8 miles on the clock in November 2002, and it has just gone back in November 2005 with 112,000 miles on the clock. In that time it has had 8 services (the 9th was due), several sets of tyres...

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Excellent

In-gear grunt, refinement, economy

It's just another Focus

First, a word about the Focus generally. I test-drove most of the Focus' competitors before deciding to buy a Focus TDCi and have to agree with the motoring magazines - the Focus is simply the best drivers car in the class. It's not a sports car, nor is it a limo, but for a small family hatch it...

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“Why i love the Ford Focus”

published 17/01/2010

Fuel Efficient and cheap to run.

Very thin body panels - see below

To be honest the Ford Focus was not my first choice of car. I was happily saving up for a VW Golf which was my preference at the time, when my Fiat Punto decided it had some serious emotional issues and had a catastrophic breakdown. I bought the Focus privately after scouring the ads. It didn’t...

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“Im no old mans car fancier”

published 31/05/2002

Comfortable economy car

its not a rolls or BMW

I bought my new Ford Focus 1.8TDi in January and have been greatly impressed all round. Driving I can confirm that its pick up speed allows for a good 0-60 in well under 30 secs as I have beaten many others at the start of our motorway and not while acting like a boy race either. Ist gear is a...

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Excellent

“best car i've had is a focus”

published 23/02/2004

lots of room, good engine, mpg

none

I bought my black focus zetec in April 2003, and it has been one of the best cars I have had. It has quite a good spec with power steering traction control, electric windows, air-conditioning and a heated front screen as this has been a god send in frosty weather a great piece of kit There is...

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Excellent

Fantastically economical for its class

High torque from engine can be expensive on tyres

I've had a Focus 1.8 TDCi for a little over a year, following a two year stint from a Fiat so I may be a little over enthusiastic about the Focus! However, I've been driving for over 20 years (Oh God that long...) and have driven a silly number of cars over this time. I think I've found a car I...

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Super

Performance, Economy

No ABS

I bought my Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi Zetec (52 plate) about a month ago. I’m impressed with the interior design of the car – it’s well laid out and the driving position is excellent. The seats are comfortable and my car came with a climate pack (air-con, heated front screen and door mirrors). The...

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Excellent

“Ford TDCI 1.8”

published 30/07/2004

Full house

Boot space

Well living here in South Africa Ford is not one of the more popular rides to buy. Most of the people I know look at me funny when I tell them that I have bought a Ford. Well that is until I have taken them for a drive. The car really impresses me on how it just seems to glide no hassles to it. I...

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Excellent

published 23/09/2007

I have a Ford Focus Zetec Climate 1.8 TDCi - this is exactly the same car as the Ghia, but without a few features such as leather interior and largerg alloy wheels. I have driven the Ghia before though and it is worth the extra money. *The engine is superb - it is nippy (especially past 30mph) with high torque and gets you alot of miles for your money! (I get 40+ mpg on rural/urban trips). *As with the previous Focus, the driving experience is second to none. The chassis handles sharp turns well and the steering has 3 settings (sport, comfort and standard) to adjust for your preference, but being male i have mine to sport ;-) Seats are supportive and easily adjustable too, with the Ghia giving a large choice of interior styles. Ultimately I highly recommend the car highly - its depreciation isn't bad at all either as long as you shop around!! Richy

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Super

“My Ford”

published 24/10/2009

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* Rating: * On the road price: £11,195 - £15,395 * For : Dynamics, build, smart styling * Against : Noise, mean kit Driving: The Fiesta's forte. Ford really knows how to make cars handle, so even the cheapest Fiesta will thrill the driver in you. Steering is crisp (all models have a leather...

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