[quote name='ford focus edge' date='29 April 2010 - 07:10 PM' timestamp='1272564014' post='79940']
Mines due in i think in may sometime i know its due a service in may so might try kill 2 birds with one stone, It will fail on brakes me thinkies its got a bit of brake judder through the wheel so was going to wack on a set of performance discs and pads when i get some money saved (set of mintex drill grooved and vented discs and pads on e-bay for 60 quid). Other than than he'll sail though no bother im hoping.
French cars are sacks of crap anyway 3 of my mates have clio's 1 "upgraded" to a corsa and the other 2 got smashed up because they understeered of the road, how i dont know because my focus went round the same corner's at similar speeds no bother
. My cus had a 106 gti it was absoutly stunning outside and inside, went like absolute stink but one day when we were at oulton park the engine mount snaped and the engine fell clean out of the car which was a bit of a shock.
Trying to be a bit neutral about this, in my opinion Ford's are average when it comes to build quality, mot's etc. Granted they are slightly better than French cars in that regard but I would not describe them as way ahead. Look around on other forum's and you'll see some right shocking stories concerning Fords (as well as other makes). The acid test is would I reccomend a friend or family member to buy a clio (which I also own) and the answer is no. Would I reccomend a friend to buy a Focus.....i'm not sure! Like I say thats just my opinion which is based on my time owning a Ford.