Quickie Used Car Review – Ford Focus Hatchback (2005-2012)

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Quickie Used Car Review – Ford Focus Hatchback (2005-2012)

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2005-2012 Ford Focus Hatchback

The not bad: Driving dynamics, diesel pull, versatile

The Bad: Less room, flimsy Inside, 6-speed MT not traffic friendly

The Say: An outstanding hatchback, despite the less roomy Inside as well as cheesy Inside.

Go For: 1.8 Sport
Avoid: 2.0 Sport gas

cost Range: P300,000-P780,000
Our Rating: ****

Full Review: Used Car Review – Ford Focus (2005-2012)
Latest vehicle profile: Ford Focus Hatchback

See the different versions of which vehicle:
2005-2008
2008-2012

Vehicle Overview
Depending on what part of the globe you live in, the Focus replaced the Escort for European as well as North American markets in 1998 while Asia as well as Oceania got which one to replace the Laser later on. The Philippine market got which one in late 2005 as a successor to the Lynx line, which was first sold in 1999. Similar to its replacement, the Focus is usually assembled locally as well as is usually exported to our ASEAN neighbors.

Hatchback products are initially available using a 2.0 gasoline engine although later products gain a 1.8 gasoline as well as 2.0 diesel engines. All of these products accelerate fine although choosing the 2.0 products, regardless of fuel type, gives you more power on tap. Despite sharing a platform with the Mazda 3, the Focus is usually heavy which gives which a more comfortable feeling inside (at the expense of fuel economy) while being an enjoyable vehicle to drive since which glides as well as slides gracefully.

Inside-wise, the colour scheme is usually a black/beige motif with touches of chrome as well as wood. Similar with its platform-mates, the Focus also suffers coming from a cramped Inside.

What Should I Get
coming from 2005 until October 2008, the Focus hatchback is usually available in three variants starting with the basic type which is usually the 1.8 Trend, made available in October 2007 which gets the 123hp 1.8, all power features, CD player with auxiliary jack, alarm, keyless entry, ABS brakes, immobilizer, rear folding seat, as well as rear aircon vents. The original type is usually the 2.0 Sport which was first launched using a 143hp 2.0 gasoline engine as well as adds front airbags, reverse parking sensors, front fog lamps, leather seats, Centeng kits, power driver seat, as well as sun roof (last three items removed in August 2007). Introduced in 2010 is usually a diesel type of the Sport which gets a 134hp 2.0 diesel engine although only available using a manual transmission (the only variant inside the hatchback range to have one).

An update in November 2008 resulted in several equipment improvements coming from previous products while retaining the same variant designations. First is usually the Trend which has the 1.8 engine, driver airbag, ABS brakes, 60/40 fold rear seat, all power features, CD player with auxiliary jack, front fog lamps, rear aircon vents, alarm, keyless entry, as well as immobilizer using a passenger airbag added in July 2010. Going for the Sport gives you an option between a 143hp 2.0 gasoline or a 134hp 2.0 diesel engine although all products gain reverse parking sensors, power driver’s seat, automatic climate control, as well as steering wheel audio controls with rain sensing wipers as well as auto on/off headlamps added in July 2010. The only difference between them is usually which gasoline products get fabric seats as well as an ordinary automatic transmission while diesel ones have leather seats as well as a powershift transmission.

If you want which car, stick to the lower engine products since the 2.0 gas is usually costly to fill up while the diesel will require you to travel more to recoup your expenses.

How Much would likely which Cost Me
We will tell you which one straight: which vehicle includes a gas guzzling (except perhaps for the diesel) nature even for the lower engine displacement products. Parts availability, despite being locally assembled, isn’t which widespread like those of the Japanese competition. Do take note of the following problem points: air-conditioning, alternator, power door locks, as well as for the diesel, the powershift transmission.


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