I am currently running a 1.6 Zetec (5 door) in UK which was three years old
I have a nagging feeling I should think about getting one of the last of the
old models for several reasons.
Personally I am very disappointed by the styling of the new model and like
all new cars it is longer and wider than the car it replaces.
Also, I know the new focus drives well and is likely to be "safer", but I
wonder to what extent Ford's current financial difficulties have impacted on
the its engineering design. The current European model has enjoyed an
excellent reputation for build quality and reliability over the years.
Decisions decisions. Any feedback from someone about to take delivery of the
new model would be welcomed, especially in comparison to current 1.6.
Incidentally one reason why I wouldn't be particularly interested in Golfs
etc. is I am addicted to my Quickclear windscreen.