Used Ford Focus
A used Ford Focus history lesson
The Ford Focus first hit the streets in 1998. It represented the first car in a long-line of future Fords that would drive better than any of its competition. The Focus is incredible; composed, good through the bends and, above all, fun. Its looks were considered a little controversial at first, but after a few years, everyone came around. It became a sales success that even Ford weren’t prepared for.
The Focus has enjoyed world-wide success, thanks mainly to its reliability and handling. They’ve been described as one of the most reliable cars available, which makes buying a Ford Focus second hand an easy decision. Thanks to the array of different variations Ford has given us over the years, used car prices for the Focus are very affordable.
What does a used Ford Focus come with?
The Focus continually tops the UK’s sales charts on a month-by-month basis, and it’s not hard to see why. With incredible reliability, a competitive list price and all the tech you’ll ever need, a used Ford Focus is a complete no-brainer for the car-buying public; it’s become the de-facto standard hatchback.
Whether it’s the Zetec model or Ghia, all Focus models are well equipped and a joy to drive. Boot space is impressive, interior quality – especially on post-2002 models – is very good, and the dials and instruments have a chunky feel to them. Most cars come with ABS, power-steering and a CD-player, but if you want a bit more luxury and toys, you’ll need the Ghia model of ST hot hatch.
How the used Ford Focus drives
This is where the good stuff lies. A used Ford Focus is, quite simply, the best driving hatchback on the market. Whether you choose a pre-facelift or a new one, your second-hand Ford Focus will keep you smiling every day until you sell it. It has a fantastic rear-suspension set-up which keeps the Focus planted and competent round the bends.
The driving position is pretty much spot on, and with the ST and RS models – which are fire-breathing powerhouses – you’ll be pumping out more adrenaline than your body can take. It’s a driver’s car is the Focus, and if you like your driving, it’s really the only hatch you should consider buying.
Performance is reasonable across the entire range! Most models should get you at least 40mpg, if not more. It’s a car you should buy if you want reliability, performance, build-quality and excitement.
Ford Focus awards and accolades
Ford is a company that’s known for its excellence. So, there’s no wonder they have so many awards under their belts. The Ford Focus was named as “Car of the Year” and “Most Popular Car” at the Honest John Awards.