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An excellent choice for most people but not as engaging as its predecessor

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Can the Ford Focus capture the hearts and minds of hatchback buyers?

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14 January 2011

Oh dear. After driving the new C-Max, you guys were confidently predicting this was going to be a cracker. Seems the dual-clutch transmission has taken a turn for the worse too, despite being praised in the Mondeo and S-Max.

The previous model was quite odd - brilliant steer, rubbish cabin, decent but not outstanding drivetrain. Not quite sure if this really improves upon it - sounds like the cabin is still poor, and it's definitely uglier.

14 January 2011

Why is it so ugly? The interior looks like a Transformers' face

14 January 2011

I am quite dissapointed when i see this car.The mk 1 looked well in any trim,mk 2 looked good mid trim upwards but this doesnt look good no matter how much you spend.Shame. :(

14 January 2011

CarDesign wrote the following post at Jan 14, 2011 12:35 AM:

Why is it so ugly? The interior looks like a Transformers' face


I would not call it ugly a bit plane maybe the pumber is very dull and simple .It is a world car do so has to appeal to a lot off markets . The interior do is very classy and much nicer than anything in the Golf . Is a pity it is not the drivers car it is normally do maybe the people wanting that will just have to buy the C-Max .

14 January 2011

So it's not as fun to drive as the last one, which in turn wasn't as much fun as the first one? I was hoping it kinda made up for the way it looks with an amazing driving experience, but as is, it sounds just as disapointing as everything else in the class. Just another " should've / could've been better " car.

14 January 2011

I'm not that fussed that the latest Focus isn't a driver's car. I am, however, fussed about the way it looks. I just don't like it; I feel so strongly, in fact, that it would put me off buying one. Talk about fussy detailing and awkward angles! And to think... the first generation Focus was such a neat design (improved with the facelift, as well) the following generations have been steps backwards.

14 January 2011

I actually like the look of the exterior and interior. But I do find constant references of high performance and high output slightly laughable. When I first read I thought they had hidden a 3.0 diesel v6 under the hood, not a 2.0 diesel with a 0-60 of 8.6 seconds! I drove a diesel Dodge Caliber about four years ago which had roughly the same 0-60, I never heard any references about that being high performance. Sub 7 seconds to 60 can be considered quick.

14 January 2011

Cant say I like it .

Fords interiors seem to be getting increasingly tacky with swathes of "plastiminium" and awkward angles rather than curves .

To think I could have a mid spec Skoda Superb for the same money as this makes me realise how good the competition is getting .

14 January 2011

This car, and particular its interior, is fussy looking and will date very badly and very early.

...the band was playing Dixie: double-four time...

14 January 2011

Never been a fan of Focus interiors, but while it is better than those headache inducing angles and curves of the Mark 1, to me it looks like the interior is becoming more Korean in style - at just the same time as Korean cars are becoming more European. Unfortunately, I think an i30 has a better exterior too.


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