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I previously had 14 plate fiesta and now 17 plate focus. I don't remember seeing as many fiesta problems as I do focus.

 

Is the focus a bit less reliable than the fiesta? Or is it maybe I just never really noticed the fez problems. I pretty much have same engine except the 125 version.

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The mk3 onwards are the worst for problems.. you were better off with the fez

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Slightly unrelated, but my Mk2 has been nothing but trouble compared to my friends equivalent age Fiesta. Still love it though.

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just luck of the draw, the Mk2 focus was pretty bad, and the pre facelift mk7 festa had quite a few troubles . but that doesn't mean that your mk3.5 focus wouldn't be a picture of perfection or a lemon, almost mind that most folk only ever complain about stuff which can distort your perception of how bad the model is.

 

 

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I'd hope they've sorted all the early mk3 reliability issues by the time they built a 17 plate facelift.  Shouldn't be getting the clutch and coolant issues that the earlier models got. 

I don't think the Focus is less reliable over all though.  Plenty of threads about both on here lol!

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my 13 plate has been reliable over 64k , only thing ive had to replace recently was the handbrake cables. and first set of front pads.only preventive measure i took due to having remapped 1.0 ecoboost was to install the electric coolant pump

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Yeah so far so good

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