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Ford Focus Zetec 1 litre 125 PS - £14972.95 - RRP £20135 from Drive the Deal £14,973.00

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Don't normally post deals I am considering , as they might sell out , doubt it applies to cars though ! The 2017 spec Focus has everything you could want (including Sat Nav, parking sensors and cr… Read More
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1w, 2d agoFound 1 week, 2 days ago
Don't normally post deals I am considering , as they might sell out , doubt it applies to cars though !

The 2017 spec Focus has everything you could want (including Sat Nav, parking sensors and cruise control, )

OK its due to be replaced next year, by a "new" (seems very similar) model , but a new car at 25% off cannot be sniffed at and will take care of a lot of the depreciation .

You could get a year old model from Motorpoint (other car supermarkets are available !) with 12000 on the clock (with a lesser spec ) for £12999 - but I'd prefer to pay the extra £2K for Sat Nav , reversing sensors ,Cruise control etc and a full 3 year warranty .

Haven't a clue what it would cost on PCP/PCH - wouldn't touch that method of buying with a very long bargepole but I know they do it .
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Don't normally post deals I am considering , as they might sell out

That's the spirit brother.
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thefinest1
ford and Peugeot will last you a year!!


Strange comment. The anti-ford mob are out in force today. Mustnt be any VW/Audi deals to masturbate over?

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1 Like #2
That looks great ! I'll check it out tomorrow - a massive bargain if its the 2017 spec model - Cheers :)
#3
Ugly car
14 Likes #4
Don't normally post deals I am considering , as they might sell out

That's the spirit brother.
1 Like #5
The deal link isn't working, but I'm guessing the 1lt 125ps will be an ecoboost engine which is a fantastic engine, though in a Focus you'd probably want the 1.5lt variant, 1lt is great in a Fiesta though.
#6
Graham1979
Don't normally post deals I am considering , as they might sell out
That's the spirit brother.
Thanks , and also best to post deals whilst under consideration , as like today it appears there is a far better one available , thanks to Karlie 88 . Not about getting false heat , its about getting the best deal for all members - wouldn't you agree ?
#7
mattclarkie
The deal link isn't working, but I'm guessing the 1lt 125ps will be an ecoboost engine which is a fantastic engine, though in a Focus you'd probably want the 1.5lt variant, 1lt is great in a Fiesta though.
I'm afraid the 1.5 petrol engine isn't available in Zetec trim , the 1.5 diesel is but wouldn't touch them these days :(
4 Likes #8
higgzy24
Ugly car

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder oO But I presume you have better taste than a few hundred thousand UK buyers :D
#9
Strange comment from someone who has actually posted 116 deals!! But thanks for using the site for helping others... just keep your fingers crossed we don't all go out and buy a c**p ford! ;)
#10
rogparki
Thanks , and also best to post deals whilst under consideration , as like today it appears there is a far better one available , thanks to Karlie 88 . Not about getting false heat , its about getting the best deal for all members - wouldn't you agree ?

Why yes! Yes I would my little music box!
1 Like #11
I'd seriously advise a test drive. Engine is underpowered for the car size no matter what bhp they say it makes. Have to thrash the thing to make progress, which in turn does the mpg in. All IMHO.
#12
ford and Peugeot will last you a year!!
#13
rogparki
I'm afraid the 1.5 petrol engine isn't available in Zetec trim , the 1.5 diesel is but wouldn't touch them these days :(

Euro 6 engine. Very unlikely these will be targeted by any anti-diesel actions.
8 Likes #14
thefinest1
ford and Peugeot will last you a year!!


Strange comment. The anti-ford mob are out in force today. Mustnt be any VW/Audi deals to masturbate over?
#15
Before going for the 1.0 ecoboost engine maybe best to google it for overheating problems and then requiring a new engine!
1 Like #16
Not sure why all the hate on this deal. The Focus is a great car, there's very little in quality between this and the equivalent spec VW Golf. This will last you many years.

The 1L Ecoboost is still strong in this car as it gets a bespoke gearbox with 6 gears. Easily more powerful and economical than the 1.6L petrol it replaced. Expect around 40-50mpg depending on the types of roads you drive.
#17
if you are paying this much and want a bigger car might be worth checking the Passat deal and seeing if its still available.
1 Like #18
rogparki
mattclarkie
The deal link isn't working, but I'm guessing the 1lt 125ps will be an ecoboost engine which is a fantastic engine, though in a Focus you'd probably want the 1.5lt variant, 1lt is great in a Fiesta though.
I'm afraid the 1.5 petrol engine isn't available in Zetec trim , the 1.5 diesel is but wouldn't touch them these days :(
New diesel (Euro 6) isn't an issue. To write off all diesels is cutting off your nose to spite your face!
#19
"Don't normally post deals I am considering , as they might sell out........" So you buying a Skoda?
4 Likes #20
thefinest1
ford and Peugeot will last you a year!!
Don't talk ****
#21
I bought a C-Max earlier this year with the 1 litre ecoboost. I love it. So easy to drive. Handles really well. No problem with acceleration at all. Great mpg as well - which in a petrol car this size is a real bonus. That's a great price. Heat added
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Focus is one of the nicest cars to drive, Also reliable. All VW fans take a look at reliability index and you'll see that VW are way behind Ford. The Focus is more reliable than a Golf according to that.
#23
TPBowler1
Great mpg as well - which in a petrol car this size is a real bonus.

What is great about a car that advertises 55mpg but you get 40mpg?
#24
rogparki
Haven't a clue what it would cost on PCP/PCH - wouldn't touch that method of buying with a very long bargepole but I know they do it

But you would own it instead, despite having issues with this engine?
1 Like #25
m5rcc
TPBowler1
Great mpg as well - which in a petrol car this size is a real bonus.
What is great about a car that advertises 55mpg but you get 40mpg?
If a professional driver on a closed course under controlled conditions can get 55mpg I would be quite pleased if my gran got 40mpg on public roads.

No car manufacturer quotes realistic mpg; they are nearly all out by ~30%
#26
rossysaurus
If a professional driver on a closed course under controlled conditions can get 55mpg I would be quite pleased if my gran got 40mpg on public roads.

Nothing to do with professional drivers. Manufacturers optimise their cars for the ECDC lab test by removing seats and accessories, thus ignoring any effect this will have on real life economy

rossysaurus
No car manufacturer quotes realistic mpg; they are nearly all out by ~30%

Wrong. The average deviation is 16%. Many cars are within 10% of quoted MPG figures.
#27
shauneco
Focus is one of the nicest cars to drive, Also reliable. All VW fans take a look at reliability index and you'll see that VW are way behind Ford. The Focus is more reliable than a Golf according to that.
A reliability index that quotes Rover, Chevrolet and Daihatsu- is there a current index?

I agree about Fords being good though - along with most made in Japan models.
#28
thefinest1
ford and Peugeot will last you a year!!

Well its literally guaranteed to last three years!

What kind of car do you want when you grow up?
#29
blackrat62
shauneco
Focus is one of the nicest cars to drive, Also reliable. All VW fans take a look at reliability index and you'll see that VW are way behind Ford. The Focus is more reliable than a Golf according to that.
A reliability index that quotes Rover, Chevrolet and Daihatsu- is there a current index?
I agree about Fords being good though - along with most made in Japan models.
Of course it should be taken with a pinch of salt. Everyone has different experiences, I had more problems with my previous VW than I have my current Ford.

Most cars are fairly reliable these days tbh. Even your French and Italian cars are more dependable than they were 10 years ago.
#30
OrribleHarry
thefinest1
ford and Peugeot will last you a year!!
Well its literally guaranteed to last three years!

What kind of car do you want when you grow up?
My 11 year old Ford SMax is still going strong.
#31
shauneco
OrribleHarry
thefinest1
ford and Peugeot will last you a year!!
Well its literally guaranteed to last three years!
What kind of car do you want when you grow up?
My 11 year old Ford SMax is still going strong.

A little confused as to why you replied on the trolls behalf?
#32
OrribleHarry
shauneco
OrribleHarry
thefinest1
ford and Peugeot will last you a year!!
Well its literally guaranteed to last three years!
What kind of car do you want when you grow up?
My 11 year old Ford SMax is still going strong.
A little confused as to why you replied on the trolls behalf?
Ops, sorry for confusion, ment to respond to there silly response.
#33
Milki_bar_Kid
Before going for the 1.0 ecoboost engine maybe best to google it for overheating problems and then requiring a new engine!
Isn't this a coolant hose problem which has been fixed for ages now.
#34
rossysaurus
m5rcc
TPBowler1
Great mpg as well - which in a petrol car this size is a real bonus.
What is great about a car that advertises 55mpg but you get 40mpg?
If a professional driver on a closed course under controlled conditions can get 55mpg I would be quite pleased if my gran got 40mpg on public roads.

The 55 mpg isn't achieved by actually driving the car.

They are done on rolling road in a laboratory. The air temperature is between 20c and 30c (the company gets to choose what is best for the car) and the car has been left for 24 hours at that temperature.

There is no rapid acceleration and in the 13 minute urban test out the car spends about 30 seconds at 30 mph and never exceeds 30 mph.

No aircon or lights, etc, and obviously they pick a perfectly prepared car to test.

http://www.dft.gov.uk/vca/fcb/the-fuel-consumption-testing-scheme.asp
#35
m5rcc
Nothing to do with professional drivers. Manufacturers optimise their cars for the ECDC lab test by removing seats and accessories, thus ignoring any effect this will have on real life economyWrong. The average deviation is 16%. Many cars are within 10% of quoted MPG figures.


1) They do lighten the vehicle but not by redefining the homologation standard they are seeking to limit it as a 1 seated vehicle - look at the almost identical Nissan Qashqai and +2 variants to see the extra 2 seats in layout forces it to be considered different for homologation purposes - e.g. of reducing weight is removing an unrequired roof rack.

2) Standard Deviation is the square root of the variance which is what I assume you mean? - otherwise you are correcting the 30% variance Rossysaurus has given by saying it's actually 256%!

3) Rossysaurus is also currently closer I would refer you to read the Environment and Transports 2016 Mind the Gap published report: https://www.transportenvironment.org/publications/mind-gap-2016-report

Edited By: Bertz99 on Jul 15, 2017 11:52:
1 Like #36
thefinest1
ford and Peugeot will last you a year!!
I've worked in a vw dealership and the number of new cars with electrical problems we saw was ridiculous.

imo Ford has some of the best cars at the moment. Good handling; better built than Peugeot, Citroen, Renault; and more exciting than VW/Skoda.

It's the engines that really let the VAG group cars down. not just the recent emissions issues, but the number of German cars that use excessive oil (loads of forum posts about it).
1 Like #37
118luke
rogparki
I'm afraid the 1.5 petrol engine isn't available in Zetec trim , the 1.5 diesel is but wouldn't touch them these days :(
Euro 6 engine. Very unlikely these will be targeted by any anti-diesel actions.

FYI - the big diesel turn-off is less about regulation and tax, and more about cost of ownership. Unreliability and 4-figure repair bills on 4-6yr old 'modern' diesels is the real issue.
#38
Sulphur.Man
118luke
rogparki
I'm afraid the 1.5 petrol engine isn't available in Zetec trim , the 1.5 diesel is but wouldn't touch them these days :(
Euro 6 engine. Very unlikely these will be targeted by any anti-diesel actions.

FYI - the big diesel turn-off is less about regulation and tax, and more about cost of ownership. Unreliability and 4-figure repair bills on 4-6yr old 'modern' diesels is the real issue.


Ironically newer petrols are beginning to share a lot of technology with diesels (injectors, turbos, egr valve)

So it's kinda a moot point there.
#39
118luke
Ironically newer petrols are beginning to share a lot of technology with diesels (injectors, turbos, egr valve)
So it's kinda a moot point there.

Injectors and turbos have been in petrol cars for many years. Petrol cars do not have DPFs and very few have DMFs. Whilst one can't argue with the fuel economy of diesels one can with all the expensive things that can go wrong with them which is the DPF and the DMF and the EGR and the turbo. It takes a lot of economising over two years to make up for £5k of repairs.
#40
m5rcc
118luke
Ironically newer petrols are beginning to share a lot of technology with diesels (injectors, turbos, egr valve)
So it's kinda a moot point there.
Injectors and turbos have been in petrol cars for many years. Petrol cars do not have DPFs and very few have DMFs. Whilst one can't argue with the fuel economy of diesels one can with all the expensive things that can go wrong with them which is the DPF and the DMF and the EGR and the turbo. It takes a lot of economising over two years to make up for £5k of repairs.

I think £5k is a bit of an exageration, especially if you take into account that you probably wont have an issue with the DMF or the DPF, at least if the car is driven properly and well maintained. I had a DMF replaced and it cost £400 all in (and it WASNT due to failure, it needed a stronger clutch after a Stage 2 remap). Also DMFs are becoming increasinlgy common on GDI petrols too (I note Ford use them on the 1.0L ecoboost)
And Turbo and Injectors are similarly likely to fail on petrols, though ive never personally experienced a diesel failure yet - i'd wager petrols being more likely to have an injector failue earlier on in its life due to the higher normal running RPM (more injections) - though this might be offset by the fact the common-rail pressure in a diesel is far greater than a petrol..

Pretty much the only unique thing that Diesels have nowadays is a DPF, but - since GDI engines release more particulates than Diesels, it will only be a matter of time before petrols are fitted with them too.

Also, the latest gen petrols (GDI) are seeing new problems creep in that are comparatively uncommon in diesels relating to the engine. Head gasket failure is one ive heard about.


Edited By: 118luke on Jul 19, 2017 22:20

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