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MK4 1.5 Ecoblue Titanium Review

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It certainly is a very safe and good handling car. In truth no Focus has handled that well in mainstream form since the mk1.  The mk4 changes that it seems. It has beaten many sport cars in the above tests:-)

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The supposedly more nimble Ford Fiesta doesn't do quite as well🙄 but still did pretty good. I want the new St line Focus now 😁

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St line x handles amazingly well, I'm still getting used to it coming from a soft saloon.

Could do with the 200bhp 1.5 though.

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I'd be interested in how well the mk4 drives compared to the mk1. Maybe I'm looking back with rose tinted glasses and all that but that car drove and handled extremingly well for it's time. The steering in my old mk1 was way better than my current car. I have a soft spot for the mk1 Focus😁. Love them.  

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I've had both, well focus MK1.5, and they both drive better than any other mainstream hatch of their generation.

Having had the use of a modern a class also for an afternoon, it is not as supple as my St-line, it's more crashy.

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On 7/10/2019 at 8:23 PM, Guy Heaton said:

 

Could do with the 200bhp 1.5 though.

Why not get yourself the full fat ST next time - you know you want to!😀

3 minutes ago, Guy Heaton said:

 

Having had the use of a modern a class also for an afternoon, it is not as supple as my St-line, it's more crashy.

.....and of course the original A-class failed the moose test!

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1 hour ago, Eric Bloodaxe said:

Why not get yourself the full fat ST next time - you know you want to!😀

.....and of course the original A-class failed the moose test!

Yeah didn't turn upside down or something 😁

 

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If they make an st auto that would be interesting.  I think they have the 2.3 with auto in some of their us vehicles.

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1 hour ago, Guy Heaton said:

If they make an st auto that would be interesting. 

I understand the 8 speed auto will be available on the 2.3 petrol a few months after initial launch😀

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10 hours ago, James said:

Yeah didn't turn upside down or something 😁

 

It did indeed. I think they had to recall it for various mods and fit ESP as standard.

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On 7/10/2019 at 8:23 PM, Guy Heaton said:

St line x handles amazingly well, I'm still getting used to it coming from a soft saloon.

Could do with the 200bhp 1.5 though.

Hi Guy,

Yes, totally agree on the handling (and power comment!).

I have had mine since Jan 9th although it is the second one after we rejected the first and then had a demo one for a month! They do handle so very nice.

I would be interested to hear if you have had any problems with yours? I have just started a new thread about the stop/start and keyless entry. Maybe its just mine!!

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Coming from a Nissan Micra I find my new Titanium X 1.5 diesel very quite, and doing my normal day to day driving getting 61mpg (nearly always in ecomode) which is OK but not in the league of the 76mpg from the Nissan (110 mpg on a long run), yet to take the ford on a long motorway drive to check the MPG. I too was disappointed with the 10K service interval, in 2019 I expected 18K at least.

As for the door cards, your spot on. If you push them they creak, my did so even when driving down a bumpy road, so annoyingly I took the car back to have it checked out. Now the garage said they couldn't find a fault, but as I suspected just taking the cards off and on sort it out no noise when driving now.

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Just an update to my last post, the auto/stop start has activated less and less over time, when I first got the car it always came on, now it's a very rare occurrence, Tonight a warning message Hill Start Assistance malfunction and the auto hold on the brake is not working, will take it in in the morning , see what they say.

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