New dashboard installed due to several connectors burning out.
Small matter of bulb replacement on front offside headlights, almost impossible without removing the whole light assembly.
Other than that, expected wear and tear, maintained by regular servicing.
General experiences as a Focus owner are positive. Bought the car as a next step up from a Fiesta, and you can appreciate the extra room, driving position, performance, handling and instrument layout on the dash.
Basic 1.6 Zetec LX Hatchback included climate pack, which gave aircon and heated front and rear screens, a must during hot days, and a time saver on those frosty mornings! Though being a smaller engine, performance does suffer when these are used during your journey.
Running costs are favourable without hitting the wallet hard on tax, insurance and general servicing. Fuel consumption averages 400 miles out of each full tank when used for short journeys, pushing almost 600 miles when used mainly on motorways, which I found a quite impressive return.
The cabin looks rather bland but is robust, with acceptable rear leg room when carrying passengers and regular cleaning can keep it in tip top shape. Nothing has worn down or broken to date.
The car has been a pleasure to own from first ownership to present day. It maybe showing its age due to recent facelifts, but it's always been a reliable commute.