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Model - Ford Focus (TDCI)
I bought my Focus TDCI (115BHP) new almost 2 years ago. I almost went for the direct injection diesel engine (TDDI) purely because it was the best part of a grand cheaper. Am I glad I didn\'t - the TDCI is much superior in every way.
The car had a couple of niggly teething problems at the start - faulty wiper blade that scratched the screen, requiring a new screen, and a front fog light that needed replaced due to a bad seal. The dealer was good though and had the repairs done quickly and hassle free. Aside from these problems the car has been fault free.
The cars strongest point is the common rail diesel engine - absolutely top notch. The speed is directly comparable with the 1.8 petrol and probably better where it counts i.e. above 50mph for passing other cars etc. Fortunately the fuel consumption is entirely uncomparable, with the car returning about 50mpg on average without being driven gently.
Would I buy another - well obviously not now with a new Focus due soon, and I would seriously have to consider the opposition, most importantly the new Astra.
The Focus may be starting to look a little tired when up against newer models however the TDCI engine remains absolutely top dog.
By User - Gary Funston, Belfast
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