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Old 09-21-2012, 04:40 AM   #1
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Buying a used Focus 1.6 Style Auto (2008 UK Model), anything I need to know about?

Hi all,

Apologies if I've posted this in the wrong place but I'm hopefully going to be putting a deposit down on a used Focus Style 1.6 Auto (2008 UK model) this weekend.

Apart from doing the usual HPI / MOT / Service History checks & taking it for a test drive, I'm hoping I can get some advice on here with regards to any known faults / issues with the 5dr Focus 2008 (08 plate) Auto model before I put my money down.

It's done less than 10k miles so far.

Many thanks!

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Old 09-21-2012, 07:38 AM   #2
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my opinion - don't buy automatic!!! that 4-speed is old mazda design and with that transmission focus gets to 62 in around 14 seconds and has awful fuel consumption!
and its noisy!
i didn't drive it but i read about it!
buy manual!
V8, 4.0 L, 420 hp, 6 speed manual, rear wheel drive, coupe, REDLINE AT 8400 rpm = 2007 BMW M3 E92 - new will be turbo, shame
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