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Ford Focus Cockermouth

The Focus in Cockermouth tops the class when it comes to driving enjoyment, with a composed ride, agile handling and well-weighted steering. The Zetec adds sports suspension, which features stiffer springs to sharpen the handling even further.

Lloyd Motors Ltd
01900 820100
Low Road
Cockermouth

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J Edgar & Son
01900 604393
Dunmail Park Shopping Centre
Workington

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Johnston'S Cars
01900 873666
Joseph Noble Road
Workington

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Dobies Carlisle Ltd
01900 871234
Dobies Business Park
Workington

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North West Motors Ltd
(019) 006-8789
24 Ling Beck Park Seaton
Workington

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Lloyd Motors Limited
01900 823666
Cockermouth

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Soleway Car Sales
01900 813325
Mealpot Road
Maryport

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N And M Walkingshaw Limited
01900 608000
Workington

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Central Motor Co
01946 832646
High Street
Workington

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C G Ford
01900 811000
County Garage Blackwood Road
Workington

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Ford Focus

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A recent facelift has seen the Focus back near the top of the class. The blue oval family favourite now adds desirability to its exceptional driving dynamics.

For most, the excellent diesel engines will represent the best choice. The 1.6 TDCi the best of the bunch and successfully mixes zest, fuel economy and refinement. There’s also 1.8 TDCi with 113bhp and a punchy 134bhp 2.0-litre oil-burner. Petrol fans have the choice of five units. The 1.4- litre feels underpowered, the 1.6 and 1.8-litre petrol engines give adequate performance, while the 2.0-litre is surprisingly rapid. The flagship Focus ST gets the characterful 222bhp 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo, which allows it to scorch from zero to 60mph in 6.8 seconds.

The Focus tops the class when it comes to driving enjoyment, with a composed ride, agile handling and well-weighted steering. The Zetec adds sports suspension, which features stiffer springs to sharpen the handling even further.

A new dual-clutch transmission, dubbed PowerShift, is available with the 2.0 TDCi and is well worth the extra cash.

Low running costs help offset below par residuals.

After three years, the Ford will be worth around 35 per cent of its original value, lagging behind the VW Golf. On the plus side, you should be able to negotiate a healthy discount on the list price. Better still, Ford has a vast dealer network and servicing costs are inexpensive.

Ford Focus