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I'll upload pics later when I'm at home...


2003 Focus 1.6LX 53 plate


MOT until August


£14-15 a month to tax


Has some history but its mostly old service book and a few receipts from my tenure




4 good Barum tyres


Its had recent clutch master cylinder, droplink and a CV boot fitted.


Prior to me buying it it has had a new clutch and timing belt at approx 100k.


Has been welded on the inner arches to boot floor join, they frequently go there, however its been repaired properly with a seam welded repair patch and thoroughly waxoyled after.


Body is solid, has been waxoyled underneath. A few scabs on the arches but nothing serious.


2 keys, unlocks from passenger side door, doesn't really bother me but I'll mention it anyway.


Would make a decent car for someone I'm after £400.


Located in Sheffield, it's available from 30th April onwards. Though you are welcome to come and look at it whenever.

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Quick enough to enjoy the handling. I've genuinely never driven a better FWD chassis, it hangs on the bends like its on rails. You get quickly used to the truck like gate but 5th is cruising only, its a bit high and wide from 4th for my liking. That said it'll sit all day at 80-90 once it's up to speed.


Has a lovely noise that Fords make when you give them stick over 3k.

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Stone me, now that is a cheap car.


Given that the only problem on the current MOT certificate is for a kid's seat "not allowing full inspection of adult belt", this could be a belter. If I needed a cheap car then I should be on this in a similar manner to that in which a homeless person may approach discarded chips.

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If its had anything wrong I've done the work. Its had new drop link, CV boot and an expansion tank fitted in the last few weeks.


I have noticed there is a slight judder through the brakes, its run out on the discs. No ABS lights etc, pair of Mintex Discs are £37 if that bothers you.


If you want any more pics of it I'll post them up.

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I think the Mk1 Focus is a really, really smart looking car. If I had the wedge in one hit then I would have that, just for the experience of actually getting to drive one.

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