The Ford Focus was introduced to replace the long-running Ford Escort range in 1998, and since then has become a similarly popular and big-selling model for the blue oval brand.  The Ford Focus is a popular buy on the used car market due to its high availability, the wide range of specifications available, and the brand recognition which it enjoys.  The Ford Focus has continued to be a key player in the family car market, continuing a long standing tradition for the manufacturer.

The first generation lasted in production until 2004, and these examples will now largely be on sale at small independent motor traders or from private sellers.  Shop around to make sure you get a good example, it should be possible to pick one up for bargain basement money, but with the volume of cars available it would be best to be patient and wait for one with lower mileage and/or service history.  Do your homework before buying any used car from private sellers.  There are a number of companies offering car data check services, which will tell you if the car has been stolen, written off, or has any outstanding finance owed upon it.  It would be much better to have this information up front, so you don’t get any nasty surprises once its too late.

The second generation Ford Focus will be available as a used car at larger independent dealers, and also through approved used car sales at Ford’s extensive UK dealership network.  Buying from one of these sources should provide piece of mind, as the car should come with a warranty.  Depreciation should mean that you should be able to pick up a lot of car for your money if you shop around and choose a model with a decent specification level.  To Ford Focus range included a number of different engine and trim level options, so you should be able to find one that meets your requirements without compromising.

The current generation of the Ford Focus only debuted in 2010, so is a newcomer to the used car market.  One thing to bear in mind with relatively new used cars which are still under warranty is that it is important to check the service history to ensure any repairs have been carried out by authorised repairers.