Ford Focus Zetec 16v Duratec Ti-VCT 3dr review

Restyled Focus looks more grown up than its predecessor

Mar 2005

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Overall rating

3.5 out of 5 stars


  • Noticeable improvements in quality over original Focus
  • Refinement levels on a par with cars in the next class up
  • Good levels of standard safety and comfort equipment
  • Ride and handling stays largely faithful to its predecessor


  • Driving position will feel too high for some
  • Although still good to drive, it's lost the subtle nuances of the original Focus
  • Room in the back of the three-door car is modest at best
  • Overall, exterior less elegant than predecessor – more chunky