Osram i get around 30 months out of them,
And i work nights every 3 weeks for five nights at a journey of 25 minutes each way so they get plenty of use,
As for cree reverse bulbs,
Have them fitted three years now and i reverse in to my drive everytime I come home,
Well for £13.56 you're looking at 45p a month...not toooo bad I suppose
Part of the Peugeot family here, 1.6tdci owner. I love it, but wouldn't mind a bit more oomph which I'd imagine you'd definitely get from a 1.8 and 2.0... So really I wouldn't recommend a 1.6, purely from the fact it could do with a bit more of power that would always be helpful in some scenarios.
Overall I've heard mixed reviews and I'd suspect that each engine owner has positives for there's and negatives for all others.
Regarding any engine with the a DPF, there is the option to gut the DPF, which is illegal, but no one would be checking inside it and if they see it there then I doubt they'd investigate.
EGR blanking would also help either a 1.6 or a 2.0... but I'd assume it'd also help a 1.8? Clive will probably be able to give an update on this, he's also given a fairly good recommendation for the 1.8, so might be the way to go.
Find you quite rude catch, so I'll leave you with this:
You obviously have the solution, so why bother asking on here and shooting people down for clearly justified answers? Why don't you 'think outside the box' and take all your info/solutions to the powers that be rather than leaving them locked up on a 'Ford Forum'.
Well from what I hear mk2 and mk2.5's are identical beneath the body work, so from what I've experienced in mine, it certainly is a nice car to drive.
Mines a diesel though.
I also have a style, they're actually the entry level focus, with zetec being next, etc
I don't know whether you've joined for any particular reason (into modding, or just for fun etc) but one change I made to my focus which was very easy, was to change the centre console to one with an arm rest. If im correct yours won't have an armrest so that could be a comfort factor to look into. I can give you links later when I'm on my computer if you like.
That's what you want to see when you buy a car, a nice simple service with filters and it will go on and on and on
Couldn't agree more. I mean it's a diesel so it's not exactly a sports car..and that's ignoring the fact it's an estate... BUT.. If you open the engine and it's got all the shiny bits here there and everywhere and a great big cone filter no box etc... you know that whilst the guy has been enthusiastic enough to change stuff and possibly maintain it, he's also probably ragged the !Removed! out of it...