February 11, 2013, 9:06 pm
I'm new to the forum and considering a focus 1.6 tdci (95) as a company car. I was just wanting a bit of advice.
I've been to see one at my local dealer and really like it. But, they didn't have one with this engine. I'm a bit concerned it might be a bit too slow (I do 30k miles per year), and unfortunately I'm not able to upgrade.
I haven't been able to find a review of the car with this lower output 1.6. Has anyone got any experience driving one? I'd appreciate any advice, thanks.
February 11, 2013, 9:30 pm
[color="#0000FF"][size="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Hi welcome[/font][/size][/color]
February 12, 2013, 3:43 pm
Well, mine is a 2008 Econetic focus and do about 50 mile a day in it, and its comfortable on the motorway and enough grunt to overtake when needed. Although not tested it with a full load yet, but I don't see that making too much of a difference.
February 12, 2013, 5:22 pm
welcome mate.I have a 1.6 90 bhp estate mk 2 and its got load of poke even if it is an estate...lol..
February 12, 2013, 6:35 pm
Thank you all.
That gives me a bit of reassurance. I'm not expecting it to be fast, just so long as it'll cruise happily at motorway speeds. I was quite impressed it apparently has a 6 speed gearbox.
February 13, 2013, 9:57 am
I have a 110, with plenty if grunt. Okay, its not a Ferrari, but it certainly shifts when you want it to. You will probably be left wanting more power, but I very much doubt you will be needing[i] [/i]more power. I'm not sure about the gearbox, as mine only has 5 gears. The 2.0 definitely does, however these are more expensive to run.
Mpg is very good too. You'll probably be seeing around 50-60 mpg depending on how you drive, possibly more if you're very sensible.