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Faults / Options? / Verdict
Faults / Injuries:
Worth having the Bluetooth (not so much the voice control but they’re a package), and the Technology Pack helps bring a bit of gadgetry from its bigger brothers. The auto wipers work better on this than it does on the Mk2 Focus – it has less of a mind of its own, and isn’t confused by tunnels which used to result in full speed!
The chunky 16” wheels look less weedy than the standard ones and add to the stance of the car without affecting the turning circle.
A very welcome, and much needed facelift.
Casual straight line performance from this diesel isn’t great; but cheap running costs make for an ideal first car – whilst ticking all the boxes for looks, toys and a responsive drive.
And there’s no fake wood trim in sight.
- Drive even on standard tune
- Generous equipment list
- Improved build + ergonomics
- Much improved looks all round
- Cheap to run
- Bodywork feels and sounds quite tinny
- Crunching Reverse Gear
- Flat Seats
- Disappointing Stereo
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*