35Ford Focus

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35Ford Focus
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Build Quality
3.1
Value for Money
3.4
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.8
Noise Level
3.4
Braking
4.0
Acceleration / Power
3.8
Gear Shifting
3.3
Suspension
3.8
Fuel Efficiency
3.7
Handling
3.9
Interior Design
3.7
Boot Size
3.8
Comfort
3.8
Features
3.6

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369 reviews
Wendy L.
Wendy L.
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MartyC
MartyCAU60 posts
  LV

Lemon of a car

M daughter bought one with a manual gearbox with relatively low kms. We read a few negative reviews about the auto transmission and decided to steer clear of them. It was a nice solid feeling little car to drive however the thing was far from reliable. By the time she sold it, only 2 years later the heater, air con and electric windows had all packed up. The gearbox shuddered and it drank fuel like a 6 cylinder.
Wish we had've bought something similar but Japanese. Show details
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sujeeb s.
sujeeb s.Sydney, NSW2 posts
  LW Mk2

Ford focus is worst car in the world

Ford Focus has big transmission gearbox problem; clutch plate problem; heater and a/C broken down; coolant bottle leaking; engine heating problem; gear always shuttering and Ford dealer does nothing to help you except to make you fool. These all problems are found in many cars under 3 years warranty including my Ford Focus 2013. So because of the above problems in Ford ; people should stop buying any Ford Vehicles including Ford Ranger if they don't want to get ripped off by Ford .
Ford should not be selling such a rubbish and very low quality cars in such a expensive price tag. That's why their factories are shutting down in many countries. Show details
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Quinn
QuinnSouth East Queensland, QLD
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tim mcnally
tim mcnallySydney, NSW2 posts
  LW Mk2

Great car very nimble and easy to drive with all the mod cons

great nimble car for city driving and very nice on longer trips and great fuel economy.
bought new in December 2012
It did have a minor issue with the Auto so Clutch Packs and the TCM were changed in a day.
Sometimes it hesitates when my wife drives slowly or light footed but has never done it to me.
It handles and drives great with the upgrades. In 10 years and 70,000k's later it has basically never missed a beat and has only recently needed front disc pads and an engine mount.
Always serviced by Ford and no problems.
Car looks great and I'd buy another one. Show details
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Pri
PriGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC7 posts
  LS

Most Reliable car ever

We purchased 2006 Ford Focus (LS) Zetec (manual) in Aug 2007 for $24K with around 10,000km. We sold the car in 2022 with just over 160,000km. It's the most reliable car we ever had. It had been our family car. Kind of regret selling it. During the 15 year period, the only replacements we had done apart from tires were the thermostat and the oxygen sensor (just over $400). Some of the main reasons why it lasted long without any issues were we did oil changes every 6 months with full synthetic 5w30 oil regardless of the kms driven plus we also serviced it every year. Cooling system serviced every 4 years. Frequently pressure tested the cooling system. If you look after this car, it will look after you. Show details
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Rustyo
RustyoGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC2 posts
  LW Mk1

Great car

I have owned it for 5 years and only had one issue which was the water pump slowly leaking. It wasn't a big issue as it was only a few drops occasionally so I had to top it up about once a month. Other than that it's been fantastic. I also have a heavy foot so It gets driven hard more often than not. It's great on fuel as I drive about 100ks a day so going from a Falcon to this has really cut the fuel bill. Also it's a manual so doesn't have the auto issues. I would recommend this car to anyone as long as it's a manual not auto and it's technology for the year is absolutely great. Show details
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Raj
Raj2 posts
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ShaunGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC2 posts
  LW Mk2

UPDATE - 2 Failed Transmissions 100,000 km

Great driving car. Shame the transmission is unreliable and expensive to repair.
Bought new in 2014 the megatronics component if transmission failed in Sep 2015 at just over 14,000 km.
Failed again at just a tick under 100,000 km. Quoted almost $6k from dealer to fix.
This issue is well know and Ford have been less than helpful. A transmission should last more than 86,000 km. Show details
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Kate
KateMurray Region, NSW2 posts
  LV

Reliable Little Family Car

I use this car every single day - she's been on road trips from Melbourne to QLD and back and not skipped a beat.
Bought second-hand through Grays Online at only 80,000kms she's been a fabulous family car for us. All of the interior is great and hasn't cracked or come apart.
Only thing I would say is that there's a metal plate in the boot that means that when you pull the back seats forward it's not completely open so if you have a large item you want to fit in the boot and flatten the back seats you may not be able to fit it in. Show details
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Morag S.
Morag S.Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
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Sharon H
Sharon HSouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
  Fair Incentive ST

Great drives smoothly

Use car daily going to work I get it regular services.
The only thing I don't like is if your are going through a school during holiday season and you are doing the normal speed limit it will start beeping and sending caution until you slow down if you do not slow down it will brake suddenly so I have to go 40 even during school holidays so avoid and school zones Show details
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vk8nat
vk8natCentral, SA3 posts
  SA

Does the job without issues... very happy!

I drive my car doing lots of country miles (when not in lock down) and the little Foci does it with easy and economy!!! I drive the car every day and have done a couple of runs from country SA to Sydney (when not in lockdown)... and it was very surprisingly good on the open road getting 4.8L/100k average each time and the added ability to just hit the loud pedal and zing past trucks and traffic. I am 110kg and the seats were comfy and supportive, infotainment was excellent, GPS was clear and precise and took the best route everytime!!! (Navman GPS has been drawered) I have only had 2 services and they are capped. No issues at all so far... Over all it has power, economy, comfort and tech. Show details
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Graeme P.
Graeme P.South East Queensland, QLD3 posts
  ST

Hidden gem

This review is for a 2020 ST Line . I have had this car for 6 months and enjoyed every moment of the drive . I have owned well over 30 cars and I would rate this as the best of them all ( so far ). I am retired and do around 25k a year . This is an auto . I research everything to the nth degree and had pretty much decided on a Kia Cerato GT . The second drive of the Kia left me a little underwhelmed , so I went next door on a whim to give the Ford a go . I was blown away ! I signed up for it straight away . A few days later the Kia rep called me to see what I had decided . When I told him the Ford was way better , he said " yes ,I agree"
It is the best car in this class by a mile. Just go and drive it . Show details
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Mark B.
Mark B.Perth, WA3 posts
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CategoryCars and HatchbacksCarsCars and HatchbacksCars and Hatchbacks
Starting Price $25,990$28,990$29,990
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels16" Alloy17" Alloy17" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption6.4 L/100km6.4 L/100km6.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L52 L52 L
Engine3 Cylinder 1.5L3 Cylinder 1.5L3 Cylinder 1.5L
Max Power134kW @ 4500rpm134kW @ 4500rpm134kW @ 4500rpm
Max Torque240Nm @ 5000rpm240Nm @ 5000rpm240Nm @ 5000rpm
Country of ManufactureGermanyGermanyGermany
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
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