New Ford Focus estate – anyone got one?
I’m looking at a couple of options for a new car. I have an estate at the moment so want one again although not necessarily as big as the honda accord I have now.
Had a look online at the weekend at a ford focus estate and been quoted a good price.
There’s two models I’m looking at – the 1.0 ecoboost 125 and the 1.5 ecoboost 182. Not sure which to go for, obviously the 182ps appeals more and there’s less than £1k difference in price. Any experience of either?
Also with the seats down can I slide a bike in the back with both wheels on?
Will be a couple of weeks before I can go and look at one in a showroom so any feedback would be good. Ta.Posted 9 months agoservoMember
On my 2nd one. Wide, flat boot opening with no wheel intrusions so fairly big things just go in.
My FS 29er goes in without taking the wheels off.
The back seat bases lift up and the backs then fold flat. But you lose some length.
You can buy a nifty double sided mat with rubber on one side and carpet on the other. It is normally folded over to show carpet but unfold it and it reaches to back of front seats and can be clipped on.
FS 29er didn’t fit in the my Octavia estate as the wheel arches intrude. Struggled even with a road bike.
Road bike goes straight in the Focus estate.
Now have an ST estate 😈
Posted 9 months agoservoMember
That’s exactly what I wanted to hear, cheers servo. That sounds more positive. ST looks good but I’m old and need luxury so looking at the titanium x spec.
My previous car was a 1.6 ecoboost Titanium X estate 2013 and it was a good car. The face lift ones are nicer cars and the new Sync 3 is very good.
Mine was the 180 bhp one which I think must be similar to the new 1.5 litre one. Good power and good fuel economy, never saw less than 40 mpg, mostly 42.
My ST3 has similar stuff to Titanium X but has full leather seats while the old one was part leather. I don’t have front sensors or auto park. Suspension is a bit firmer though.
I am not a spring chicken myself but my wife and I really like the ST 🙂Posted 9 months ago
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