2007 Ford Focus ST3 2.5 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland
OK, but never again
Nothing in the time I had it.
I really liked it at first, but I would never buy a front wheel drive car with this kind of power again; it's great in the dry, which is not very often in the UK. If the road was even slightly damp, it would result in the traction control kicking in, or turn that off, and wheel spin in the first 4 gears.
The fuel economy was an eye opener after running diesels for 5 years; quite similar to a V8 Lexus I once had. Only did 16mpg in the winter, though was around 22mpg in warmer weather.
It was really nice to drive in a steady manner, the gearbox was slick and the handling good for a front driver.
The heated leather Recaro's were a nice touch, as was the Sony stereo. I miss the xenon headlamps also.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th August, 2011
17th Apr 2012, 05:21
Thank you very much, I'm 17 looking to buy my 1st car (doing it early because family has auto I want manual) and am looking at the Focus Zetec, TDCI and Golf and so on. The Focus are the ones I'm looking at closer due to price being around $4000 AUD cheaper.
So good to see someone post about a car they have had for more than a couple of months! Most of what I see here is people who have had the car for less than 6 months, which they really haven't had time to experience any downfalls, so give raving reviews, which can be misleading.