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Old 01-04-2018, 10:17 PM   #1
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Advice on FORD FOCUS 1.5 EcoBoost 182 Titanium X

My brother is looking at a 2015 FORD FOCUS 1.5 EcoBoost 182 Titanium X as a family car for him, wife and 2 pre school kids.

Any advice good or bad on his choice or what to look for before purchasing?
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Old 04-04-2018, 02:17 AM   #2
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I've got the 1.5 but in ZS guise. As standard it was the 150 bhp model. It drives well and has been a very reliable motor. For a small engine it really pulls and is more like driving a 2 litre. It's a little bit sluggish in first gear but as soon as you get into second and the turbo kicks in its full of power. It will surprise you how quick it is. I've nothing bad to say about it really, can't fault it.

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My dad has the same car and as above I was surprised just how powerful it is given the engine size. Only thing is I think they are smaller cars than before so get him to check the rear seating area and boot is large enough for his families needs.
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Amazing how engines have come along.
I remember in 2005 I gave my brother my old 93 Honda Prelude.
It was the 2.3i version and at the time felt powerful TO ME with all of it's 160bhp.
That's 20 bhp down on this Focus
But then I did come from a 1.3 Nissan Sunny!
I'm sure he'll be pleasantly surprised when the turbo kicks in :b
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Driven as hire cars, does what it says on the tin, simple.. nice drive kid friendly etc

Have a look at this, often causes debates ... http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/m...ng-us-off.html
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My brother wanted to ask: Is it normal to hear a low buzzing sound when I unlock the car and sit in it without starting the engine? It seems to timeout and stop after a certain time.
Happens around the same time when I see the dashboard showing - interior scan

Anybody with a Focus able to confirm if this is normal?
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Got that on my dads Mercedes and my Lexus. I assumed it was something to do with brakes/electric power steering
Does it when you sit in the car and again after you turn off- if you sit in the car for a minute or so
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My brother wanted to ask: Is it normal to hear a low buzzing sound when I unlock the car and sit in it without starting the engine? It seems to timeout and stop after a certain time.
Happens around the same time when I see the dashboard showing - interior scan

Anybody with a Focus able to confirm if this is normal?
I'm not sure but could it be the fuel pump priming the system, I know some Golfs use to do this ?
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Any advice good or bad on his choice or what to look for before purchasing?
I picked up a new titanium x 182 estate at the end of January. I'm absolutely delighted with it. It's quick, comfortable, feels well built and is very nice to drive. Plenty of space in the rear seats too.

Regarding the 'buzz', yeh mines does that too and I presume that's just the systems booting up?

I had a honda accord tourer before and don't notice the loss of space inside.
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Yeah the buzz is normal, think it's just priming the fuel.
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