Ford Focus Zetec 1.8TDCI (MK2.5): Options / Verdict


Intro

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

Options? / Verdict

Options?

Sport Pack (17″ 8-spoke alloy wheels, Rear privacy glass)

Big fan of the Sport Pack, the wheels really add to the looks and help set the car off, with no real drawbacks to the ride as per our previous Mk2.

Rear 3q
Optional wheels were a pleasant surprise*

Parking sensors are a bonus but not essential; the rear windscreen is quite sharply raked, but not a limiting factor in view.

Focus mk2.5 Parking Sensor
Parking sensors are handy, but not essential*

Verdict

Overall, fantastic to drive, looks great with the sport pack and relatively painless to run. Engine is becoming a generation behind now, but appears to have longevity on its side.
Despite the dodgy clutch from the start I accept that being a one off as no one else appears to have suffered from it!

Pretty much all the car you would ever need, some extra toys wouldn’t go amiss to spruce up the cabin…but maybe I’m just getting greedy.


Good:

  • Drive even on standard tune
  • Quiet cruiser
  • Much improved/modernised looks

Bad:

  • Aux port positioning
  • ESP setting buried in Trip Computer
  • Cheap switches/dials
  • Flat seats
  • That bastard clutch.
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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