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2009 (59) Ford Focus1.4 Studio 5dr

Carlisle Ford

Call now on 01228 899461*

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Digital clockDoor ajar warning
Electric boot releaseLights on warning
PAS 

Entertainment

6 speakers6000CD RDS stereo radio/CD + keycode anti theft

Exterior Features

Black bodyside mouldingsBlack mesh radiator grille
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour rear spoilerElectric front windows + drivers one touch
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront variable intermittent wipers with electric wash
Headlight levelling controlHeated rear window
Rear bumper scratch pad mouldingRear intermittent wiper with electric wash and auto reverse function

Interior Features

4 speed fan with direction control + 2 side window demist vents60/40 split back and cushion rear seats with 2 height adjustable headrests
Air recirculation controlAnti submarining/fully reclining front seats
Centre console with front cupholders/pen holder/heating ducts to rearCourtesy light in luggage compartment
Driver's seat manual height adjustDriver/passenger sunvisors with vanity mirrors + covers
Ecrin cloth upholsteryFront and rear folding grab handles (coat hooks on rear)
Front overhead courtesy lights with theatre style dimming and delayGear lever knob with satin aluminium insert
Height adjustable front headrestsIlluminated heater controls
Pollen/active carbon filtersReach + rake adjustable steering column
Tie down hooks in luggage area 

Safety

ABS+Electronic Brake force DistributionAdvanced restraint system (ARS)
Driver airbagESP with traction control + emergency brake assist
Front inertia reel height adjustable seatbelts with pre-tensionersFront passenger airbag
Front side airbagsRear child proof door locks
Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbelts 

Security

Anti-burst high-security shielded door locksCentral locking fuel flap
Immobiliser-Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS)Key operated locking bonnet
Remote central double locking 

Wheels

15" steel wheels with 8 spoke wheelcovers
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.517CO2 (g/km)157
HC0.09Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.038Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1388Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)76Cylinders - Stroke (mm)76.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)42.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)52.3EC Urban (mpg)32.5

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power80
Coin SeriesStudioInsurance Group 14
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 076EInsurance Group 2E
EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage12500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months96Timing Belt Interval Mileage100000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)14.1Engine Power - BHP80
Engine Power - KW59Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5700Engine Torque - LBS.FT91
Engine Torque - MKG13Engine Torque - NM124
Engine Torque - RPM3500Top Speed102

Tyres

Space Saver?TrueTyre Size SpareMINI SPARE
Wheel Type15" STEEL 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1500Length4337
Wheelbase2640Width1839
Width (including mirrors)2019 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight1750
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1258Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)396
Max. Loading Weight503Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked620
Minimum Kerbweight1247No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Ford Focus

By Steve Walker

Introduction

By 2008 there weren't too many more common sights on our roads than a Ford Focus. The Blue Oval had sold 1.1 million of its first and second generation models to eager British punters and had bagged more than 80 international awards for the car, including the Car of the Year titles in Europe and North America. That's good going but Ford wanted more from its sharp-handling family hatchback. A series of tweaks was made to keep it fresh and it's the resulting facelifted Focuses we're evaluating here. Is the big-selling, award-winning machine a used car you'd want to own?

History

When you're on top, everyone tries to shoot you down, be it by looking for chinks in your armour or copying the qualities that got you into that pre-eminent position. That's why getting on top is one thing but staying there is a tougher task altogether. Despite the difficulties involved, Ford's Focus enjoyed an extended reign over the family hatchback segment of the car market that began with the launch of the original model in 1998 and continued when the second generation on arrived in 2005. By that time, the rivals were snapping at its heels so Ford introduced a facelifted model in the interests of keeping them at bay. What changed? Most notably, Ford introduced the Kenetic design themes that had gone down a storm right across their model range from Mondeo to Focus. The key element of this was the twin trapezoidal grilles that dominated the front end but swept-back headlamps and flared wheelarches also formed an integral part of the look. Ford must have liked it because by 2010, every passenger car model it sold in the UK would exhibit these features in one form or another. There were also changes inside where the Focus had started to feel tangibly less plush than some of its rivals. Soft-touch plastics were introduced, along with higher grade fabrics and redesigned controls. Three and five-door hatchbacks were available, along with a saloon and an estate but the Focus family also extended to the Coupe-Cabriolet convertible model and the C-MAX compact MPV. The engine line up remained unchanged and expansive: 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0-litre normally-aspirated petrol engines were offered, along with the 2.5-litre turbo petrol from the ST and TDCi diesel units of 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0-litre capacities. The 1.6 TDCi engine powered the super-efficient EConetic models, which gained stop/start technology and sub-100g/km CO2 emissions at the end of 2009. Just before this, Ford also introduced the impressive Powershift dual clutch automatic gearbox. The sporty Zetec S trim level was added to the range late in 2008 and the significantly sportier second generation Focus RS turned up early in 2009 with no fewer than 300 braked horses. The RS500 model was launched in 2010, offering a limited run 345bhp version of the RS for a whopping £35,000.

What You Get

Benefiting from Ford's 'kinetic design' approach to styling, this faclifted MK2 Focus took its inspiration from its larger Mondeo stablemate. Trapezoidal grilles, swept back headlamps, bolder wheel arches, re-shaped rear glass, a contoured tailgate and smarter tail lamps are the key changes. Higher trim grades benefit from chrome detailing and a stylish, body-coloured upper rear spoiler. Inside, the more upmarket aura continues. Nicer soft-touch plastics cover the dash top as well as the upper front door trim and this is complemented by plusher seat fabrics, plus a variety of more attractive fascia finishes. The instrumentation was re-designed too and, along with other interior controls, is illuminated in red. Controls for the upgraded audio equipment and two-zone air conditioning were ergonomically improved. The advanced compact control-blade rear suspension on the Focus helps the five-door hatch model achieve a sizable 385-litre carrying capacity, as the load bay is completely flat and unencumbered by suspension intrusion. In the Estate version, there's 475 litres of load space with the 60/40 rear bench in place, but drop the seats and there's a cavernous 1525 litres, making the Focus boot a good deal bigger than those of many executive class estate cars. With the seats in place, the load bay is just over 104cm long, 116cm wide and up to 89cm high. With the rear seats folded you have a 167cm long distance from seat back to tailgate. Equipment runs to most of what you would expect on a car of this type (twin front airbags, air conditioning, ABS etc) but there are some nice extra touches. In addition to a movable armrest and a four-litre-capacity storage compartment, there are storage areas for back-seat passengers. Plus items such as a 230 volt socket or the USB audio connection box were available with some trim levels.

What to Look For

Ford's engines are, on the whole, reliable, so give the car the usual once-over looking for signs of wear and indications of hard fleet, company or rental car use. Worn carpets and scuffed trim are the usual clues. The 1.4-litre engine is a little underpowered for such a substantial car, so avoid high mileage ex-fleeters with this powerplant. Check that all the electrical items work properly, ensure that the air conditioner delivers chilled air soon after the engine is started and remember that a full service history always helps when selling on, too. If you're looking at ST model, make sure the tyres still have some tread on them, and that the car hasn't been thrashed or crashed. Focuses are tough but some will inevitably have been abused. It is always worth checking the dashboard lights and making sure that all the instruments work. If all the instruments fail, it will be the circuit board that needs replacing. This used to be expensive, but Ford will now provide the replacement for £99.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a Focus 1.6) This being Ford, parts are plentiful and relatively inexpensive. A clutch assembly will be around £100 and an alternator should be close to £140. Brake pads are around £25 a front set with rear shoes around £45, a replacement headlamp is close to £80 and a manual door mirror should be in the region of £50. A full exhaust is about £200 and a catalyst is about £240. Dampers are around £40 each and a radiator about £100.

On the Road

If driving dynamics are all you care about, this is still the very first car with which you should begin your search for a used family hatchback. The everyday mundanity of the Focus often obscures quite what an incredible car it is. That and the fact that we take this sort of competence for granted. Ford of Europe ploughed an enormous investment into the first generation Focus and the MK2 model continued to live off the benefits, even though many rivals clawed back much of the ground they lost to the original version of this car. The suspension system is much the same as that used in the 1998 model and the lessons learned in packaging are still as relevant as ever. This sublime handling competency means you can get the most in terms of driving enjoyment from any of the given engines on offer, so drive a Focus before opting for an apparently faster rival: more power doesn't necessarily equal more real world speed. In terms of driving comfort, there are softer-riding rivals, certainly, but you'd be less likely to want to be in one of them on a twisting B-Road.

Overall

It's difficult to go too far wrong with a used Ford Focus, particularly a post-2008 facelift model. Its practicality and interior quality are a match for any rival but the real benefit comes in the way it drives. The engines might be down on power compared to some of the alternatives but the amount of enjoyment it's possible to extract from the finely honed chassis puts the Ford in a class of its own.

Performance
70%
Handling
100%
Comfort
80%
Space
90%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
80%

Carlisle Ford

Wakefield Road, Kingstown Industrial Estate, Carlisle, CA3 0HE

Phone Number

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