The Verdict

The Focus is one of the better-selling compact cars, and it's easy to see why car shoppers like it. It's an adept commuter car that gets good gas mileage but is still willing to have a little fun in the corners if you want. The cabin is comfortable for both the driver and passengers and has an eye-catching design. If you can overlook the flaws I've mentioned, maybe you'll be able to give it a full thumbs-up.

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    Fuel tank - removal and refitting
    Refer to Chapter 4 Part A, Section 9. ...

    Exhaust manifold - removal and refitting
    Note: A new gasket will be required on refitting. Removal 1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. 2 On carburettor and CFI engine models remove the air cleaner as described in the appropriate Pa ...

    Power steering fluid circuit - bleeding
    1 Unscrew the filler cap from the power steering pump reservoir and top-up the fluid level to the maximum mark using the specified fluid. 2 Disconnect the low tension negative lead from the ignit ...