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#1 millsydt

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 12:40 AM

i just got a Y Reg focus 1.4 CL and why is it all the reviews of it are bad saying its slow its weedy etc i have driven a 1.6 zetec version and it felt no quicker iv had 2 fiesta 1.25s too and it feels just as quick even though the fiesta is lighter and has the same power.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:16 AM

My first Focus was a 1.4, and yes, it's very underpowered under load. Wasn't so bad when I was by myself, but when family and shopping were in you could really feel the difference.

I still loved it though!!

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:20 AM

i just got a Y Reg focus 1.4 CL and why is it all the reviews of it are bad saying its slow its weedy etc i have driven a 1.6 zetec version and it felt no quicker iv had 2 fiesta 1.25s too and it feels just as quick even though the fiesta is lighter and has the same power.



well i test drove the 1.4 before i bought my 1.8 and to be true to the reviews i found it slow and underpowered and rubbish on the dual carriageway the figures for the 1.4 are 0-60 13.6 seconds it has only 73 bhp top speed 106mph a 1.6 has 0-60 time of 10.6 seconds 98bhp and a top speed of 115mph so its slower underpowered and has a lot less torque which is why it was slated in the press basically the 1.4 was a engine that had no place in the focus i chose a 1.8 zetec 0-60 9.9 seconds 123mph and 115bhp i couldnt have lived with the 1.4 get a few people in it some shopping etc and youll see why to be honest its a terrible engine.
The entry-level 1.4-litre engine is underpowered out of town, so the best choice for economy and performance is the 1.6-litre,
the 1.4 sells really cheap as no one really wants them thge mpg figures out of town are quite poor as it takes a lot of effort for the 1.4 to shift the car after you get used to it youll see what i mean

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 02:40 PM

I looked at a 1.4 but i was told by my old mentor at ford that the 1.4 engine its self is a pos being chain driver rather than belt also its just got absoutly no power what so ever and for the kind of roads i live on id have to thrash the living daylights out of it i like the idea of the running costs being cheaper ALOT but for me its just not pratical and no doubt with the way i drive itd have a massive hole in the side of the engine by now! lol

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 06:52 PM

I looked at a 1.4 but i was told by my old mentor at ford that the 1.4 engine its self is a pos being chain driver rather than belt also its just got absoutly no power what so ever and for the kind of roads i live on id have to thrash the living daylights out of it i like the idea of the running costs being cheaper ALOT but for me its just not pratical and no doubt with the way i drive itd have a massive hole in the side of the engine by now! lol

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having driven one i hated it useless for over taking and annoyingly gutless i found myself with foot to the floor shouting at it to move banging the stteering wheel in frustration i wouldnt attempt to over take in it

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:16 PM

I was a bit surprised that Ford carried over the 1.4 to the mark 2 Focus which is bigger than the mark 1. I have not driven a 1.4 focus but have driven but have driven Focus competitors with a 1.4 and found them woefully underpowered for my liking. The worst was a 1.4 Fiat Brava. It was in the sport pack so looked nice and also had a six speed box but my god sixth was useless. I was given it by work to go to a meeting 100 miles away and on the motorway to make any progress meant shifting from sixth to fifth and straining the engine. I understand the putting in an extra ratio makes cruising more relaxed and better economy at cruisng speed but the car just couldn't handle it.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:25 PM

I was a bit surprised that Ford carried over the 1.4 to the mark 2 Focus which is bigger than the mark 1. I have not driven a 1.4 focus but have driven but have driven Focus competitors with a 1.4 and found them woefully underpowered for my liking. The worst was a 1.4 Fiat Brava. It was in the sport pack so looked nice and also had a six speed box but my god sixth was useless. I was given it by work to go to a meeting 100 miles away and on the motorway to make any progress meant shifting from sixth to fifth and straining the engine. I understand the putting in an extra ratio makes cruising more relaxed and better economy at cruisng speed but the car just couldn't handle it.



hes got a y reg 2001 mark 1Posted Image does the mk2 have a 1.4 never looked i had a 98bhp 1.3 hyundai and that was nippy and liked being revved

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:37 PM

Yeah I saw that the OP had a mark 1. I was just trying to comment that the 1.4 was not ideal in the mark 1 so why use it in the mark 2 (78 bhp) which is a bigger heavier car? I had a Cavalier with a 1.6 which was slow, apparently there was also a 1.4 in that as well!

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:39 PM

hes got a y reg 2001 mark 1Posted Image does the mk2 have a 1.4 never looked i had a 98bhp 1.3 hyundai and that was nippy and liked being revved


They did for a short while 0-60 in a lifetime and by the time it hits 100 the world's ended, reformed and then ended again :P

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and yeah they did a 1.4 caviler envoy

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 11:08 PM

i just got a Y Reg focus 1.4 CL and why is it all the reviews of it are bad saying its slow its weedy etc i have driven a 1.6 zetec version and it felt no quicker iv had 2 fiesta 1.25s too and it feels just as quick even though the fiesta is lighter and has the same power.

No matter what the reviews say, it doesn't matter as long as you are happy with the car and it fulfills your needs.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 06:20 PM

No matter what the reviews say, it doesn't matter as long as you are happy with the car and it fulfills your needs.

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very true ive always had bigger engine cars so it will feel slow to me but if youre happy and it suits youre needs then doesnt really matter does it

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 07:41 PM

very true ive always had bigger engine cars so it will feel slow to me but if youre happy and it suits youre needs then doesnt really matter does it


As the other's have said if your happy with it ignore us lol i cudant have a 1.4 baised on location and my driving style id just kill it dead.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:17 PM

As the other's have said if your happy with it ignore us lol i cudant have a 1.4 baised on location and my driving style id just kill it dead.

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with youre driving you need a 1.0litre not a 1.4 lol Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:20 PM

with youre driving you need a 1.0litre not a 1.4 lol Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image


Hey you! dont make me get the scottish joke book out :P was impressed today though had a 318i m-sport off the lights on the way home B) mmuahahahaha ANDDD to throw a can of deordant onto the fire its getting a cat-back system soon (next 3weeks depends on how my ebay sales go)

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:40 PM

Hey you! dont make me get the scottish joke book out Posted Image was impressed today though had a 318i m-sport off the lights on the way home Posted Image mmuahahahaha ANDDD to throw a can of deordant onto the fire its getting a cat-back system soon (next 3weeks depends on how my ebay sales go)

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tut tut tut 3 points and youre backsidce please said mr copper a night in the cells young man and a red ring piece in the morning lol well ive had mine timed for 0-60 and its now 8.1 seconds which im happy with weird thing is thats standard so i aint complaining and nope i aint cat backing airboxing or any of that a standard k and n filters going ion it and thats it

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