Product Type: Ford cars
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The Ford Focus
Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 5dr
Member Name: suavilous
Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 5dr
Advantages: Looks, drive, price
Disadvantages: rear window, interior feel
I have been a fan of ford focus for a long while now since they first came to the scene in 1998. The look of the car inside and out made it very appealing for me. Unfortunately i didnt have a licence and was not old enough to get one so that passed and the new shape (2004) came along. This looked even better and was looking to getting one, however lack of funds and job made it hard. Eventually i'd get a job and have enough money but ended up buying a bmw 1 series.
However, i got into an accident :( and i was given the mark 2 version of the car :) for 21 days (i hope this makes me qualified).
First thing i noticed when i got in was that it was quite a large car, much bigger than i thought. Also the seat was quite high, which took a little getting used to. Everything was easy to reach and the dials looked very nice, better than my BMW. The only problem was that the handbrake was closer to the passenger side than me so that made it a little akward aswell.
Driving this car was very confortable and also for a 1.6 was quite powerful. i was very impressed :). The overall ride of the car was very comfortable, steering was neat and soft. I was liking this car quite abit. There was a hole lot more storage space than my BMW too. Fuel consumption to was pretty ok, but then again now and again i liked to get the engine going.
Now the bad bits. The rear window was small and i mean small. i was more comfortable reversing in the BMW and they have small rear windows. Also i dont know for other zetev models but mine had quite dark tints on it too which didnt really help either. I may be being abit picky but certain things when opened, closed felt and sounded cheap. The door when closed felt very hollow and most of the dashboard felt like something from one of my technology days at school. But like i said i may be being very picky.
Overall this car is very reliable, i was kind of sad to say goodbye to it, i enjoyed it very much. If i get rid of the BMW i would definately consider one of these. i would recommend this to anyone looking for a cheap spacous car. Some ford dealers are offering 5 years 0% finance on these babies so it could be well worth buying!!
Summary: overall great car, buy one!!!!