Im thinking of getting a Ford Focus Zetec has anyone got one. Is there anything i should be wary about.
Don't do it!!!!
I have a 52 plate mondeo and it's a typical Fix Or Repair Daily!!!!
Biggest mistake I made was buying that car 4years ago. Still paying for the f*cker as well!
List of things gone wrong since buying:
Turbo Hose burst - 40k miles
Subframe bushes - twice 40k & 50k
Handbrake cables (common fault) - 45k
Rear Springs have been replaced.
Injector failed at 65k - "it just lost its programming - £200 to be reprogrammed (FORD
ECU "Lost Programming" - Hmmmmmmmmm
Rear Wheel Bearings, BOTH - 60k
Front Wheel Bearings - BOTH @ 70k
Car has now done 71k miles and the list to date is now as below:
Anti Roll Bar links needing replaced,
Ball Joints needing done
Drivers Electric window motor failed and now needs replaced.
Central Locking stopped working
Boot release catch doesnt work from inside of car
To cap it off, there's been a rattling from the rear end of the car since i bought it, Its been in the garage 4 times about the problem and they can't find the fault - I am sure its a friday car!!!
Now I know some people might say a lot of that is wear and tear, but IMHO, any wheel bearing failing at less that 100k is just shocking!
Suffice to say I wont buy another Ford in a hurry! The sad thing is I had a Mk1 Mondeo and it was faultless! Never let me down.
Seriously - Buy an Audi, BMW, or VW if you can.
A$4 Avant S-Line for me next time!
Keep away from the French cars, our last two Renaults were very similar to the Mondeo above.
I really rate the Focus and have recommended them to many over a Golf or a Civic. They are actually well made, handle brilliantly and are cheap to run.
Three mates are still chuffed with theirs after I found them a suitable one.