Our guide to buying used Ford Focus Cars

Are you in the market for a reliable used car that will hold its value and provide you with excellent performance? The Ford Focus is one of the biggest selling used cars out there, and it is thanks to the fact that it ticks all of those boxes. In this blog, we are going to give you a brief guide for what to look out for when buying used Ford Focus Cars, so lets have a look.

The Ford Focus has consistently been the UK's best selling car for a number of years, and it is, in our opinion, far and away the best all round car out there on the market. Since launching in 1998, it has consistently topped the sales charts, and as a result, it has a thriving second hand market that offers reasonably priced Focus' for low costs!

Generally, the model of Focus you will encounter the most out there is the five door 1.6 ltr model. This car was the top seller in the Focus family, and even if it has high mileage on the clock, their full service history makes them an attractive purchase. Here are a few things to look out for if you're purchasing a Focus.

Gauge - Some models of the Focus suffer from sticking fuel gauges. Try and establish if this is present, as it costs around £200 to fix.

Engine - Shifting gear on the petrol models can cause surging revs. This is a simple fix, new plug leads usually fix the problem.

Suspension - The Focus is renowned for having brilliant suspension, but wheel bearings can wear quickly, particularly at the rear. Listen for droning from your wheels.

Exhaust - The rear silencers are prone to corrosion, especially on low mileage cars. A thorough check of this area is worthwhile before purchasing.

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