I've just taken over a very nice Focus diesel estate - replacing my
excellent 1999 1.8 turbo diesel estate which had done 149,000 miles with
very little by way of trouble (steering pump failure at about 130,000 was
the main problem experienced - an absolutely excellent car, still on
original exhaust and original battery)!
On getting to know it better, the new car seems to suffer more road/tyre
noise and general drumming of the body than the old one did (not a big
problem but quite noticeable). Is this a recognised feature of the new
ocus - or could there be a fault (wheel bearing perhaps) or the type of
tyres (Continental)? Car had been serviced just before I got it.
Have only just found this group so apologies if the matter has been covered
In passing, the new car needs more by way of gear changing than the old
one - said to be a more powerful engine, but you could have fooled me
(perhaps not yet fully 'run in')?