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FORD FOCUS Used Car Review

Pros

Cons

  • Comfortable ride and good handling of regular Focus models
  • Good performance and efficiency of latest turbo engines
  • Interior quality
  • ST and RS hot-hatch variants fun to drive
  • A heavy car by segment standards
  • Powershift auto reliability concerns
  • Older non-turbo petrol engines lack punch
  • Cabin quality of older generations
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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2019 Ford Focus SA MY19.25 Active Blue Metallic 8 Speed Automatic Hatchback
2019 Ford Focus SA MY19.25 Active Blue Metallic 8 Speed Automatic Hatchback
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Overview of the Ford Focus

Overview of the Ford Focus

FORD FOCUS GENERATIONS (SINCE 2000)

2002-2005

2005-2011

2011-2018

Late-2018 onwards

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

1.5L 4-cylinder turbo: 5.8 to 6.4 litres per 100km

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo (ST): 7.3 litres per 100km

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo (RS): 8.1 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

Every 15,000km or 12 months, whichever is sooner. Each service currently costs between $300 and $585 depending on variant. Ford Focus parts and accessoriescan be found on Gumtree.

SIMILAR MODELS TO FORD FOCUS

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: FORD FOCUS (2012-2016)

The engine in the Focus is pretty unstressed and doesn't seem to give trouble. But, as always, check the service record to ensure all preventative maintenance has been carried out.

It's also worth checking with a Ford dealer that a couple of recalls have been attended to.

One was for a potential crack in the fuel tank, the other was for driveshafts that could - in a worst-case scenario - break, leaving the car with no drive.

The bigger question when it comes to this model Focus is whether you want a manual or automatic car.

If 'automatic' is the answer, then you need to check any prospective purchase carefully as the dual-clutch fitted to two-pedal focuses has not been without its durability issues.

Have the transmission checked by an independent specialist before doing the deal.