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This facelift has been quite successful in my eyes, and they’ve made enough changes to make the car appear less square with some details that you might actually take notice of.
Having gone for the newly introduced ‘Zetec Climate’ spec has helped even further with more body coloured features (mirrors, door / boot handles and side mouldings) along with a chrome lip on the front grille. So this definitely looks more posh than the Zetec it’s based on.
If we continue to play ‘spot the difference’ inside, we also get silver trim on the dash and on the now leather bound steering wheel. Really minor details, but in conjunction with the new colourful soft-touch slab on the dashboard and updated rotary vents it all adds up to a pretty funky and up to date interior. Speaking of that dashboard – we’ve gone for the standard grey colour. Its still lighter than your standard shiny grey plastic of old and detracts from the cheaper ones lower down. More importantly though (in my mind), it should absorb rattles from any neighbouring trim that decide to loosen as the miles go by!
Spec: Zetec Climate 2007MY Engine: 1.4 TDCI, 67bhp (@ 4000), 118lb ft (@ 2000) Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Mpg: Official: 62.8mpg Achieved: 55mpg Performance: 0-62mph: 15.5 Secs, 101mph Colour: Black Running Period: Spring- Summer 2007, 9000 Miles Options: 16” 7 Spoke Alloy Wheels, Bluetooth/Voice Control, ESP, Reflex Pack (side/curtain airbags & centre head restraint), Perimeter alarm, Privacy glass, Rear parking sensors, Technology Pack (auto-lights/wipers, stereo remote controls, folding door mirrors & second remote key).
*Pictures captioned above – Sourced for reference only from AutoTrader*