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  1. General Motoring Discussion
    New Focus in Hungarian spy shot https://www.vezess.hu/hirek/2018/02/13/exkluziv-alcazas-nelkul-a-vadonatuj-ford-focus/ What do we think?
  2. Alfa Giulietta
    We're looking for a nice economical and pratical car for my fiancee. The two main choices at the moment are either new, or perhaps more likely 1-2 year old versions of the Giulietta and Focus. Both claim over 70mph and put out about 120bhp. Real word I think that is likely to be 60mpg if...
  3. General Motoring Discussion
    My brother has just purchased this car. With such a tiny engine I expected it to be a little underpowered. Not so. This 1.0 ltr, 3-cylinder turbo engine packs a surprising punch. He reckons it's nearly as fast as his old Audi 1.8 cabriolet, and after driving both the little Focus comes close...
  4. General Motoring Discussion
    I am going to be busy tomorrow, yesterday the Mrs' Focus decided to spring a leak from its clutch master cylinder. It looks pretty straightforward as far as master cylinders go, has anyone changed one on a Mk1 1.6 Focus before? It is going to be freezing working outside, but she needs the car...
  5. General Motoring Discussion
    What's everyones thoughts on the new facelifted ST? and ST...D? I am seriously tempted! Feeling like I need a bit more fixed cost of motoring at the moment so am tempted to look into this. Also available through company car scheme fully maintained but would need to weigh that up to see if...
  6. Alfa Giulietta
    I am about to change my vehicle and I just want some general advice re the Giulietta. I currently own a 51 plate focus 1.8 TDi which is bombproof and is the most reliable car I've ever owned. However, I have always had a soft spot for Alfas and I'm enchanted by the Giulietta. I know I could buy...
  7. Introduce Yourself
    Hi all Well after having a Focus TDCI for over 7 years despite only doing a short commute, I've finally gone and found a car that I'm happy with! Considered a long list Audi A3, A5, TT, Honda Civic, Merc A Class amongst others but only stumbled across the Giulietta after having a Ferrari/Aston...
  8. General Motoring Discussion
    I haven't checked the accuracy of this web site but it would appear that the 1.4MA engine has not been a marketing success in the US and for 2014 it will only power an "Aero" model, which I assume is the eco version. Other Darts will have 2.0 or 2.4 Chrysler Tigershark engines according to this...
  9. General Motoring Discussion
    Interesting! Ferrari 458 Speciale - Focus on aerodynamics - YouTube
  10. General Alfa Discussion
    I drive a 159 and a GTV but whenever I hire a car I ask for an Alfa, if the hire company have one. Picked up a Giulietta from Heathrow on Thursday and enjoyed driving it until Friday afternoon when it got a puncture and I had to put a skinny spare tyre. Car hire company couldn't give me another...
  11. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Have a 159 2.2 TI or focus 1.8 tdci 159 07 is black on black full service history 86k, due to small dents it's for sale at 6500( will send pics if you forward email address) Focus 06 114k miles black full service history, bit of spiderweb on rear bumper paint work, only 3300 Thanks to people...
  12. Alfa GTA
    I took my CMax in to be MoTed today and arranged to take a new model Focus ST 3 estate for a drive. Just thought I'd share thoughts. The ST has 247 PS, or almost identical power to GTA. ST has turbocharged 2.0. Costs £170 a year tax, and otr of £25,500 as I drove it. The ride is near identical...
  13. South Africa
    On my way to work at 6am this morning i tail a Focus ST He 1st guns it but i dont bite, too cold and misty...we get to the 4-way and he pulls away before me i slowely follow but gun it in 2nd he blasts off...3rd im still on his ass, 4th he pulls a 1 car gap, 5th his at 2 cars and we had to...
  14. General Motoring Discussion
    Horrible looking car but at the same price of the 1.4MA Veloce. Ford Focus ST review | Auto Express I'm still happy with my choice :)
  15. General Motoring Discussion
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  16. General Motoring Discussion
    I will be changing a clutch on a friends focus tomorrow. Just need the torque settings for the cover. Otherwise it will be set at FT:lol:
  17. General Motoring Discussion
    has anyone seen a brand new model focus yet? i had a good look at one in the pub car park the other day and MY GOD IT'S D - U - L - L :wow: i've had 2 focuses (focii?) myself and mrs al has one - brilliant cars, if not the most stylish (although when they came out in 1997/8 they looked pretty...
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