2003 Ford Focus Ambiente+ HGV 1.6 Zetec petrol from Sweden
Surprisingly drivable family car
Speedometer intermittently stopped working, fixed under dealer's second-hand car guarantee.
Comfortable, economical, and practical estate car, which surprises me with its drivability. The independent rear suspension makes it feel almost like a rear-wheel-drive car. The steering is fantastically responsive, and the gear change is crisp and feels good.
The interior, with its lack of right angles, is very easy on the eye, and the controls are well laid out.
The only downside with the 1.6 engine is that, on the motorway, at 110 kph, it's up around 3000 rpm in fifth gear. I'd like a "motorway" gear. Still, averaging 0.75 liters per 10 km, it's very cheap to run.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th February, 2008