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    Down in Bath for the week with work. Picked up a hire car at Bristol Airport. An 09 Ford Focus 1.6. Man do i miss my turbo lol. Not particularly impressed with it tbh. Boot much smaller than Vec and interior feels a lot cheaper and plasticy. I think i'll be scoring it off my possible replacements for my Vec list tbh. Quite like the look of the exterior but thats about all I like.

    Oh and clutch has about 12 inches of nothing then half an inch of bite.

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    I,ve been using a 2011 ford focus 1.6 AUTO for the past month. Had 6miles on the clock when I picked it up and now got 1500miles. Driving from Invergordon to Dornoch everyday. Car does about 32mpg and has zero acceleration! Horrible thing!

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    2011 focus 1.6 needs an ecoboost engine ... Or it's a slow slow car

    2009 focus has been thrashed hence no clutch left.... I bet its quicker over the speed bumps than your own car too

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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    I did manage to get the traction control light to flash

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    an 09 plate,hertz was it by chance as they have a stack of old cars here at the airport.

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    i had a focus a while back when i was in Swansea for 3 days nust have been a 09-59 plate one but i thought the same was a 1.6 gutless and felt cheaply made. the new focus doesnt improove in my eyes it looks like a Kia, even the new astra looks a little cheap.

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    Yes it is indeed hertz. In fairness though the guy did say it was an 09 but I don't mind as long as it doesn't breakdown. Lol. He showed me the damage sheet and it looked like the car had been shot at lol.

    I actually like the new shape astra a lot. More so than the insignia tbh.

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    to be fair it's a class smaller and an unfair comparison with the Vec. But I do agree on the interior quality. Ford ALWAYS messes up the interiors for some reason.

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    Sadly my employer won't let me hire larger class cars like Mondeos. I figure the interiors will probably be same "quality" though :s

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    The focus seats are really small as well. i find in mine they are recaro type cheapo but dig in your lats all the time. They are what they are cheap plasticy crap

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