- Car advice – 2004 Focus a good buy?
I’ve not had a car for 3 years now and know little about them. Thinking about one, and this came up, more details as I get them:
2004 Ford Focus
One owner from new
11000 miles (retired fella to corner shop scenario)
Should I buy it, and what should I pay? Any relevant things I should ask? What similar cars should I look at?
Basically, I want to buy a Brera, but the inner accountant says Focus.
STW, spend my money!Posted 5 years agoplumslikerocksSubscriber
there are those who say that more use is better, and a 9 year old car that has never had a proper run will actually be suffering from significant deterioration. e.g perished plastic and rubber components, water condensate damage inside engine and fluids etc.
I don’t know how realistic this is. Maybe get it looked over by a friendly mech and take it from there.
Lovely motor if its straight though.Posted 5 years agoThrustyjustMember
Pretty good cars and should be fine. Fords dont like standing, so may need some suspension bushes etc. Just bought a 2001 1.6 zetec from my daughter and she loves it. Later engine( black top) is the pick of the bunch and was a joint venture with Yamaha and are great engines. Just look for rust in doors and boot lid, as they do like to rust sadly. £1500 is wishful thinking. I got a good deal on my daughters at £1100 with 67k miles on it. Do a valuation on what car, its free.Posted 5 years agoz1ppyMember
2L petrol will be expensive to tax, insure & run fuel wise. Loved my 1.8, but they aren’t perfect, & I myself would be unsure about an old under used one like that (m8 blew up a low mileage/older car). I do recommend the focus, but not the 2L petrol, no advantage over the 1.8Posted 5 years ago
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