Ford Focus Zetec 1.8TDCI (MK2.5): Intro

Practicality / Spec
Dude, there’s a topless…
Engine / Performance
Driving / NVH
Faults / Injuries
Options? / Verdict

Well, it looks like Ford answered to those who found the Mk2 Focus so bland!

I knew the looks had improved judging from pictures but it’s even better in the flesh; the facelift looks great.

Having a 3 door this time means it’s already preferable to the previous 5 door we had with the Mk2 but, all in all, the Mk2.5 brings back some of the attention that got lost previously. It was needed in all honesty; I guess if you wanted bland, you’d have yawned your way to a Toyota Corolla.


Kept it simple with Zetec spec this time round; as before, the differences are marginal enough to not miss any of the extra kit. Despite the increase in size again though, I was quite looking forward to having a bit more refinement after bouncing around in the Fiesta Zetec S!

Spec: Zetec 3dr 2008MY
Engine: 1.8 TDCI Diesel, 113bhp, 207lb ft
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual
Mpg - Official: 54.2mpg Achieved: 39-44mpg
Performance: 0-62mph: 10.8 Secs, 118mph
Colour: Vision Blue
Running Period: Autumn 2008 – Spring 2009, 5000 Miles
Options: Sport Pack (17” 8 spoke Alloys, Privacy Glass), Rear Parking Sensors.
*Pictures captioned above - Sourced for reference only from AutoTrader*

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