The new Ford Focus Zetec could help turn your neighbours green with envy for only £249 per-month.
The new Ford Focus Zetec could help turn your neighbours green with envy for only £249 per-month. This twenty-four instalment finance package, which is available until June 30th 2011, also requires a pleasingly low £3,489 deposit. Should you choose to keep the vehicle beyond the contract term, the optional final payment will be £7,793. All this wrapped-up with a 4.9% 'representative APR'. Alternatively, buy this five-door workhorse immediately for £17,000.The latest Ford Focus Zetec is the third generation of this small family car. As with its illustrious predecessor the strengths are numerous and impressive. These include tremendous handling, family-focussed practicality, robust construction, and sensible running costs. This particular 1.6-litre 105PS version can be taxed for £115 and averages an impressive 47.9mpg. Drive carefully on the extra-urban cycle and this rises to a purse-pleasing 60.1mpg. Performance is decent too, as this five-speed manually geared beauty reaches 62mph in 12.3 seconds. The Ford Focus Zetec's standard specification includes its full body styling kit, leather trimmed steering wheel, sports-style front seats, and air-conditioning. It also has a 'torque vectoring control system' that minimises under-steer by momentarily applying the brake to a single wheel. This, arguably, is the modern version of traction control. The benefit is that it cannot cut engine power which often feels intrusive. What a remarkable feature for a car of this class.