2008 (58) Ford Focus1.6 TDCi Style 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Digital clockDoor ajar warning
Electric boot releaseElectric hydraulic PAS
Lights on warningTrip computer

Entertainment

6 speakersSteering column with mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Black mesh radiator grilleBody colour bodyside mouldings
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour electric adjustable heated door mirrorsBody colour grille surround
Electric front windows + drivers one touchFront fog lights
Front variable intermittent wipers with electric washHeadlight levelling control
Heated rear windowRear bumper scratch pad moulding
Rear intermittent wiper with electric wash and auto reverse function 

Interior Features

4 speed fan with direction control + 2 side window demist vents4 spoke leather steering wheel with silver accents
60/40 split back and cushion rear seats with 2 height adjustable headrestsAir conditioning - CFC-free
Air recirculation controlAluminium finish interior door handles
Anti submarining/fully reclining front seatsCentre console with front cupholders/pen holder/heating ducts to rear
Courtesy light in luggage compartmentDriver/passenger front seatback pockets
Driver/passenger sunvisors with vanity mirrors + coversEcrin cloth upholstery
Front and rear folding grab handles (coat hooks on rear)Front comfort seats
Front overhead courtesy lights with theatre style dimming and delayGear lever knob with satin aluminium insert
Handbrake release button with aluminium finishHeight adjustable front headrests
Illuminated heater controlsPollen/active carbon filters
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnThird fixed centre rear headrest
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
Side curtain airbagsThree 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 

Trim

Satin aluminium finish to instrument cluster rings
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.178CO2 (g/km)118
HC+NOx0.221Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.205Particles0.019
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1560Compression Ratio18.3:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)75Cylinders - Stroke (mm)88.3
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)62.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.2EC Urban (mpg)50.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power90
Coin DescriptionTDCiCoin SeriesStyle
Insurance Group 16Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0714E
Insurance Group 2EEURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage12500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months120
Timing Belt Interval Mileage125000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)12.6Engine Power - BHP90
Engine Power - KW66Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT159
Engine Torque - MKG22Engine Torque - NM215
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed110

Tyres

Space Saver?TrueTyre Size SpareMINI SPARE
Wheel Type16" STEEL 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1500Length4337
Wheelbase2640Width1839
Width (including mirrors)2019 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)53Gross Vehicle Weight1880
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1258Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)396
Max. Loading Weight528Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked675
Minimum Kerbweight1352No. 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%

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