Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec Estate review

The estate Focus should be popular with family buyers

Dec 2004

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Overall rating

4 out of 5 stars


  • Class-leading steering and driver feedback for a car in the estate class
  • Represents excellent value with plenty of practicality for the money
  • Enhanced, spacious interior adds premium feel to an affordable car
  • Wide choice of engines and trims to suit most family budgets


  • Styling too conservative for some tastes
  • Huge production numbers limit exclusivity
  • Annoyingly bulky audio stalk gets in the way
  • Cheap materials hidden under seats and in footwells