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Hi, im new too this forum and hoping to get my first ever ford soon! i currently own a bmw 330ci sport which im trying to sell and was hoping to get a 06 ford focus 1.6tdci, but im not really sure if i should go diesel or maybe go with a 1.6 zetec. Im hoping this forum will help me make a decision and help me learn about fords and ive never owned one before! thanks
It really depends on mileage, you will pay a little more in the proce of the car initially over its petrol counterpart, however, you will get more miles from a tank and much more torque. The only real "problem" with the diesels is the DPF EOLYS fluid additive every 3 years and the change of the DPF filter at a whopping £1000 every 6 years / 75000 miles
Other than that, both cars are a bucket of fun and great value for money.
Best thing I can recommend is to just browse the "Ford Focus" side of the forum, and you will see what issues people have there.
There is one thread in particular (cant recall its name exactly) but its a "known issues" thread, read up on their to see what you could end up suffering if you buy the "unhealthy" Focus.
Other than that, it is a cracking car and as long as its healthy you will love it!