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Poll: Which focus version do you drive (62 member(s) have cast votes)

MK1 MK1.5 MK2 MK2.5 OR MK3 WHICH VERSION FOCUS DO YOU DRIVE

  1. Mk1 (5 votes [8.06%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.06%

  2. Mk1.5 (2 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  3. Mk2 (21 votes [33.87%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.87%

  4. Mk2.5 (25 votes [40.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 40.32%

  5. Mk3 (9 votes [14.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.52%

If you intend on upgrading which Focus model will you upgrade to

  1. Mk1.5 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Mk2 (2 votes [3.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.03%

  3. Mk2.5 (10 votes [15.15%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.15%

  4. Mk3 (7 votes [10.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.61%

  5. Mk3.5 whenever it is released (9 votes [13.64%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.64%

  6. Iam happy with the Version of focus that i own and do not intend changing (38 votes [57.58%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 57.58%

  7. Iam not happy with the Version of focus that i own and intend on changing it as soon as practically possible (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Are you happy With the Mk (Model or version) of the focus that you own if so reply with your reasons

  1. Yes Iam Happy :-) (48 votes [100.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 100.00%

  2. No Iam not happy :-( (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 james_60

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 11:39 AM

Hi dudes

Just wondering who drives what

The choices are :-

Mk1 MK1.5 Mk2 Mk2.5 or MK3 poll please join in

Jamie

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#2 catch

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:27 PM

James,

I've a Mk2, I'm happy with it, in that it does the job I expected of it, and its proved to be a reliable motor. I've owned it 19 weeks short of three years, when it will then be seven years old ]

Now that said, when it's time to move on to another Mark [ that's assuming I stay with a Ford Focus] it will be a Mk3.

I have not taken part in the poll because on the face of it the only two options you offer are:

1.Being happy with the Mk you own.
2. Not being happy with the Mk you own.

Now I cannot help pointing out what I see as another flaw in the way the poll is constructed. And that is most people not being happy with a certain Mk of car, are not likely to make the same mistake twice, by buying a later Mk of the model they have been so unhappy with.

#3 TDCiST

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:37 PM

Had the Mk1.5, now got the 2.5, Happy with both!!

Personally i think that in certain situations the mk1.5 handled better, but maybe thats just because i was more confident with the last one.....

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:48 PM

the mk1 did handle better.wouldnt personaly have a mk3 after driving 1 for a few weeks it just had no appeal or character thats just my opinion and despite all the mks they all inherit the same problems and build issues.im happy with the mk2 if i could buy another car i must admit it would be a kia my old man had a test drive and it was as good as anything out there.

if ford put there warranty on par with almost everyone else i would consider a ford even chevrolet do 5yr warranties

#5 james_60

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 08:30 PM

Hey Catch

Ure sound mate :-) i will edit the poll and provide your suggestions :-) Criticism is great because it uncovers the flaws in things :-)

cheers mate

Jamie

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:05 AM

Had '53 reg (2004) mk 1.5 1.8 tddi estate for nearly 2 years, got written off when I hit a deer.
Bought '03 (2 months older than original car, but LX) mk 1.5 1.8 tdci estate, ran it for 3 years,
Last Nov bought '55 (Dec 2005) mk 2 1.8 tdci Ghia estate.
After initial fusebox/gem problems, is proving to be an excellent car.


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:04 AM

There you go James I've voted.

Pleased you excepted the criticism in the manner in which it was intended, that of being constructive.

Reason I'm opting for the Mk3 1.0 Ecoboost next swap time is plain and simple, latest technology, lower running costs, and more umph when you want to over take.

Now I'm not totally in love with the exterior styling of the Mk 3. But as it was conceived and built as a "world car" it was never going to suit all people totally in the styling department. But I buy cars primarily for the job in hand, with the exterior styling being of lesser importance. And that is why I bought the Mk2 Focus, a great car in all aspects apart from it had a boring front end styling wise.

And the fact exterior styling preferences come first for some has indeed been reflected in the poll. As some of the participants are considering upgrading to the face lifted Mk2.5 from the Mk2. Which is exactly the same engineered car, differing only in that it had re styled exterior body parts, and EPS added as standard kit.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:42 AM

I have a mk1 2ltr (2001 plate) and love it. Love the way it looks, love they way it drives, and it's big enough for me the wife and the kids.
I've not had the chance of driving any other mk so my opinion is pretty one sided Lol.
But leaving the french car scene was the best decision I did lol

#9 mkurnelyy

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:04 PM

Hello, mine is Mk2 Ghia with Duratec 1.8 . Very Fast and Responsive engine, but not a Gas Guzzler. it's nice, and the handling is stunning. but the Durashift Auto is a bit jerky ? but the gear changes is pretty fast for a 4AT. and the driver seat position is spot-on. the only problem is the engine sound is a bit odd now. but this car is really reliable and nice!

#10 james_60

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:24 AM

Cool replies everyone :-)

Reason for change for me was that i had a few problems with my car such as battery discharging mysteriously and failure to start on some occasions etc etc.

I also liked the shape of the mk3 :-)

Just havent got round to taking pictures because iam lazy lol

Jamie

#11 Lenny

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:43 AM

Hi,
ive got a 2010 mk2.5 1.6TDCi it will be two years old in september and i hope to have it finished by march 2013
i love the car and i have no plans to change it to anything else for the next five years anyways.

#12 james_60

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:46 AM

I like ure car lenny :-)

Jamie

#13 jimrex

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:35 PM

I am overall happy with my car, but I probably wouldn't buy another Mk3.

Mine is a 2011 car, but has already had two new window motors in the driver's door (and each time they failed, the window was stuck open and I was far from home!), the auxilary belt became worn and screeched all through winter, and the handbrake is useless. All minor things I suppose, but unecessary hassle on a car that's a year old.

I got a cracking deal on it at the time though as a 3 month old ex-demo (when there weren't many Mk3's on the used market), and being an ex-demo it has lots of toys. It's a nice drive and is surprisingly fun, though friends do ask if my trade up from a Fiesta was so I could get baby seats in... <_<

Would still stick with Ford after the Focus though, nothing else comes close for the same money.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:11 PM

I've come from a mk2.5 to mk3 just a few weeks ago. I have to say that while the fit and finish of the mk3 is by no means bad, I feel that the mk2.5 was higher quality. That said, the MPG from the 1.6 99Bhp engine was pretty dire, especially around town (26-32). The mk3 1.0 Ecoboost however gives me 38-42 around town and way more confidence for overtaking. Bigger car too as I have the estate. I'd go for a mk3.5 if they were better than what I have now, but only if the engine was as good.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:55 PM

I drive a 2005 focus 1.6 tdci titanium with the half leather seats and sony surround wich i love, cant really fault the car at the moment and drives like a brand new car (when i get the gearbox sorted out) i love the balance between the comfort and handling the most , its done 90,000 miles but you would never know!!

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