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The Mk2 Focus offers a rare combination of quality and ubiquity. Easily class best when launched, the Focus is still competitive: Truly superb ride, handling, space and value-for-money.
The issues with the Focus are its cheap and tacky interior on basic specs, and the unrefined smaller engines. So the spec and engine combination you pick are crucial.
Due to the high supply of diesel cars in the market, Fords are one of the few brands where diesels can be cheaper than petrols. So be careful to check our price guide on the spec and engine combo you buy.
Go for a 2.0 petrol 5 door Focus in Zetec trim with around 20,000 on the clock at around 3 years old. Comparing prices with the Focus can be tricky as some engines, such as the 2.0 diesel are not available with the lower trim levels.
Pay around £8500 for a three year old petrol Focus as a 2.0 in Zetec trim. A 1.6 diesel model in the same trim will cost about £400.00 less but the mileage will be double.
The best time to buy is at three years old when the first MOT is complete. Depreication is savage 3.5-4 years old, particularly for petrol cars.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Ford Focus you would aim to buy a 7 year old and you can keep it for some time before needing to worry about a big drop in value.
Diesel Ford Focus cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Diesel Ford Focus cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Petrol Ford Focus cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.