In-depth reviews

Ford Focus owner reviews

“The Ford Focus is as great to drive as ever, plus it’s spacious, well-equipped and comfortable”

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

83%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 5reviews
  • 1reviews

Common Problems

  • Other (2 cases)
  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 titaniumx

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Excellent for comfort and mpg even though its automatic. Hasn't had many problems until recently when cruise control packed up 4 hrs ago I had new battery fitted. When car is serviced annually the dealer never cleared computer so it came up on diagnostic check 11 faults since that was cleared and new battery fitted no problems. My only gripe is that dealer should check computer at annual service and M.O T.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Very good
Performance

5 out of 5

superb
Running Cost

4 out of 5

reasonable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Titanium 1L 125PS

Year of registration

2018

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
I've only had this car a couple of weeks and am very impressed with how much better than its predecessor it is. It's more responsive, more economical and far more technically advanced than the previous Focus. The only thing I don't like is the rear wiper switch that is rather fiddly on the end of the instrument stalk. Even the electric handbrake is a doddle to use in conjunction with the hill start assist.
Performance
Although only 1L engine, it is surprisingly responsive around town and on the motorway alike. The sweet gear shift and clutch make it a delight to drive.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Petrol

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

29
Review
One of the best hatchbacks I ever owned, the car handles very well in motorways and in country roads. I've owned the car for 4 months, and it's been very reliable. Only having to replace was auxiliary belt and water pump, which is normal wear and tear for a 10 year old car. The build quality is good as a VW golf, and is as posh in Titanium spec. I would definitely buy another Ford.
Reliability
The car has been very reliable, I have replaced the auxiliary belt and new water pump, its normal wear and tear for a 10 year old car. The car starts first time and drives really well.
Performance
Performance is very good, it does feel kinda underpowered for a 1.8 petrol engine when pulling of in 1st gear apart from that performance is good!
Running Cost

5 out of 5

The fuel economy is very good, 30 pounds of fuel last me for 2 weeks. I get good mpg when I'm doing motorway driving.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

st line 140 navigation

Year of registration

2018

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very nippy car for 1.0 engine. ST line version goes round corners like its on rails. Good for short trips or just as good cruising on motorway, and I love the look of car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Petrol

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Review
The Focus has been very reliable and it handles really well. The only thing I had to replace was the auxiliary belt and water pump.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Very reliable car only thing I had to replace was the aux belt and water pump.
Performance
Performance is great. Although the car can feel a bit underpowered in 1st gear pull
Running Cost

3 out of 5

It's not that good on fuel economy

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

1.0 Ecoboost

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
With only 39k miles on the clock, it's had two clutches and a new gearbox. It looks good, drives well until of course you're in the mechanics workshop handing over money. Shoddy build quality, overheating engine, even the door seal is glued on and easily comes off. Thankfully got rid of it today, after it boiled its water and started leaking oil.

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