Ford Focus Reviews from Greece

2005 Ford Focus Titanium Sport Plus 1,6VCT

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1,6VCT Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance21140 kilometres
Previous carFiat Bravo

Summary:

Excellent car

Faults:

From the moment I took delivery of the car I noticed that the rear wiper wasn't working correctly. If its raining and you switch it on, it doesn't make the whole "wiping" move, instead its working with intervals. I 'm not quite sure is this is really a fault since the owner's manual doesn't exactly describe the way that it's supposed to work.

Also there is a rattling sound coming from the windows when they are fully down.

The color of the front and rear bumpers doesn't exactly match the color of the body, which as I have read in many forums is something that Ford is highly criticised about.

General Comments:

The car handles very nice both on the highway as well as inside the city. The level of sound insulation is great and in the motorway even in high speeds you don't get to hear much, so there is no problem in long trips.

The fuel economy isn't so good, but I drive mostly inside the city. In the open road it has an excellent fuel consumption.

The car feels very solid. It doesn't make any difference if you travel at 120 of at 210km/hour. It is very steady, but due to its size its susceptible to high cross winds. Although the VCT does "do the trick" the acceleration isn't something to be proud of. I feel that the 2.0 would have been a better choice.

The spaces inside is another plus with the boot being able to handle just about anything, and all the seats being very comfortable. The minus is that since I am 1,9metres in height, a person who is above 1,8m will find difficulty in sitting right behind me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2007

30th Oct 2007, 11:29

I am about making a decision to buy a Ford FOCUS 1.6 16V Ti-VCT (variable valve timing version) which pumps out 113bhp. Economy is central to my decision. Could anyone please tell me what the real world fuel consumption figures for both city and motorway driving are?

2006 Ford Focus

Year of manufacture2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired3 kilometres
Most recent distance500 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Faults:

Before few days I bought a car, a Focus 4d on 30-11-2006.

This day was raining.. When I opened the boot to put my luggage in, I saw plenty of water down to the carpet floor area.. I could not believe it...

Next day I went to the Ford garage and they fixed it.. I took my car away..

After 2 days again, there was water in the boot. I went back to fix it again...

Re-tested by the guys there. Again they searched with particular attention as if the car was theirs.. and I thanked them.. They realized therefore that the water enters from behind the window glass... They say that in the factory they did not put glue all the necessary places.

They pulled it off, took out the window glass, put in new glue, and then put it again..

However, who can me convince that in the future I will not have such problems again ??

WHY DO I HAVE A BRAND NEW CAR WITH REPOSITIONED BACK WINDOW GLASS?? I do not like this idea.. I BOUGHT THIS CAR BRAND, NEW NOT USED…..

Another problem that exists is the following. Back left light it touches humidity..

Consequently, I've lost all the joy that I had for my new car..

Left for good!!

I paid 18500 Euros and feel sadness!!

And finally that sticker that says QUALITY CONTROL FORD OK.. Why do they stick it on without checking the car?? Why is it full of water in the back??

And finally; I paid to buy a german car and it was Spanish...

My friends laugh at my FORD FOCUS..

I would like to return this, to take a new car or to get my money back...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th December, 2006

30th Jul 2007, 06:07

Of course this car should never had any leaks, but besides that have you had any problems? I'm on my third Focus and these cars are seriously good; my latest is a 06 model. No problems. It seems that your local dealer doesn't know what they are doing. Fixing a window leak shouldn't that hard?

1999 Ford Focus 1.4 gasoline

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.4 gasoline Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

It's a lemon. Stay away from it

Faults:

The car had a lot of problems with the electricals (eg. power windows, sensor lamps going on and off) etc. The authorized service dealer, kept telling me that it is the manufacturer's job to fix it, and he could do nothing about it.

General Comments:

In general, I am really surprised, how people buy these vehicles...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th August, 2002

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews