Ford Focus Titanium 1.6TDCI Auto (Mk2): Practicality / Spec

Practicality / Spec
Engine / Performance
Driving / NVH
Faults / Injuries
Options? / Verdict

Driving position is pretty much perfect with ample adjustment. The seats go low enough, the dials are clear, controls are uncluttered and easy to find. This auto version brings an extra centre readout in between the dials indicating which gear you’re in too.

Centre readout *

No complaints about boot space or visibility. Passenger space is great all round, I don’t know that many tall people though so check the rear headroom! The rear seats themselves have decent thigh support and the backrest isn’t too upright for long journeys. Half leather seats are standard; but we went for the full leather + heated option with a drivers-only electric seat. They’ve been a bit of a disappointment on longer journeys really, with a numb bum and lower backache after 2 hours from the lack of lumbar support up front.

Rear 2
Leather seats look better than they are for long journeys*

In Titanium trim we have: Auto lights/wipers, a Sony head unit + 8 punchy speakers, Auto-dimming rear view mirror, and all round electric windows. There’s also a small storage area on the top of the dash just above the two central vents.

Centre Console
Strong Sony headunit sounds good.

The lack of Climate Control and Xenon’s was a surprise on this top of the range model,  and although we have no Cruise Control; that does mean we keep the nicer, sportier 3-spoke steering wheel – avoiding the slightly old-man 4-spoke found on the Ghia model.

The auto-wipers are only partially helpful; they have a mind of their own some of the time. They’re easily confused by tunnels thinking the darkness is from heavy rain resulting in them switching on at full speed.

The auto-lights, unsurprisingly, won’t switch on when there’s fog.

Spec: Titanium 2007MY
Engine: 1.6 TDCI, 109bhp, 177lb ft
Transmission: 7 Speed Automatic (Automated Manual)
Mpg: Official: 50mpg Achieved: 45mpg
Performance: 0-62mph: 11.3 Secs, 113mph
Colour: Ocean Blue
Running Period: Autumn - Winter 2006, 9000 Miles
Options: 17” 5 Spoke Alloy Wheels, Full Leather seats, Privacy Glass, Rear Parking Sensors.
*Pictures captioned above - Sourced for reference only from AutoTrader*

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