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MERCEDES-BENZ VITO L1 DIESEL FWD

114CDI Progressive Crew Van

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Optional Extras

Driver Convenience

Entertainment

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Safety

Technical

Trim

Wheels

Fuel Type
Fuel Type Diesel
Transmission
Transmission Manual

Standard Equipment

Technical Data

Review

Driver Convenience

  • Chrome instrument cluster
  • Comfort overhead control panel
  • Digital clock
  • Headlight range control
  • Low fuel warning light
  • PAS
  • Seatbelt warning indicator
  • Warning lights
  • Wireless tyre pressure monitoring

Exterior Features

  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Black tinted windows in rear
  • Colour coded front and rear bumpers
  • Daytime running lights
  • Electrically heated and adjustable wing mirrors
  • Halogen front fog lights
  • Heat insulating glass
  • Rain sensor
  • Tailgate with window
  • Third rear brake light

Interior Features

  • Ashtray
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Comfort eight way adjustable driver's seat
  • Driver seat lumbar support
  • Front door storage pockets
  • Height and rake adjustable steering wheel
  • Locking glove compartment
  • Multifunctional steering wheel
  • Ventilation nozzles
  • Wood load flooring

Packs

  • Anti theft protection pack - Vito

Safety

  • 3 point seatbelts for all seats
  • Accident recovery and breakdown management
  • Attention assist
  • Co-driver airbag
  • Crosswind assist
  • Drivers airbag

Security

  • Central locking with remote control
  • Double locking
  • Electronic immobiliser

Technical

  • 24 litre larger AdBlue tanks
  • 6 speed manual transmission
  • ABS/ESP/ASR
  • Active brake assist
  • Diesel particulate filter
  • EBV and BAS
  • Hill start assist
  • Mechanical parking brake
  • Traction control

Emissions - ICE

  • HC
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    175

Engine and Drive Train

  • Automatic Transmission
    No
  • CC
    1749
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Engine Make
    Not Available
  • Fuel Delivery
    COMMON RAIL
  • Fuel Type
    DIESEL
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Manual Transmission
    Yes
  • Number of Valves
    16

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    7.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    6.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    6.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    35.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    41.5
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    41.5

General

  • Alternator Amps
    185
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicles safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.7
  • Badge Power
    136
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Battery AH
    92
  • Battery Volts
    12
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Gross Vehicle Weight Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Power Output Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    Not Available
  • Coin Wheelbase Description Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Wheelbase Name Code
    Not Available
  • Generation Mark
    3
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes
    No
  • Insurance Group 1
    Not Available
  • Insurance Group 2
    Not Available
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    N1
  • Vin/Frame No.
    Not Available

Performance

  • BHP
    136
  • Engine Power KW
    100
  • Engine Power RPM
    3800
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT
    243
  • Engine Torque MKG
    33.7
  • Engine Torque NM
    330
  • Engine Torque RPM
    1750

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    No
  • Automatic Clutch
    No
  • Plated 3rd Axle
    Not Available
  • Plated 4th Axle
    Not Available
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Make
    Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front
    195/65 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    195/65 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare
    FULL SIZE
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    16" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Front Overhang
    895
  • Height
    1910
  • Length
    4895
  • Load Deck Height
    558
  • Load Height
    1391
  • Load Length
    1419
  • Load Space Width Between Wheel Arches
    1270
  • Load Width
    1685
  • Lower Rear Door Width
    1391
  • Rear Door Height
    1258
  • Rear Overhang
    800
  • Side Load Door Height
    1252
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.8
  • Wheelbase
    3200
  • Width (excluding mirrors)
    1928
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2249

Weight and Capacities

  • Boot Capacity Saloons
    Not Available
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    57
  • Gross Train Weight
    4750
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    3050
  • Load Space Volume
    3.1
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Removed
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Up
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Down
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Removed
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Up
    Not Available
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2048
  • No. of Seats
    6
  • Payload
    1002

By Steve Walker

Introduction

By 2008 there weren't too many more common sights on our roads than a Ford Focus. The Blue Oval had sold 1.1 million of its first and second generation models to eager British punters and had bagged more than 80 international awards for the car, including the Car of the Year titles in Europe and North America. That's good going but Ford wanted more from its sharp-handling family hatchback. A series of tweaks was made to keep it fresh and it's the resulting facelifted Focuses we're evaluating here. Is the big-selling, award-winning machine a used car you'd want to own?

Models

Models Covered: 3 & 5dr hatch, 4dr saloon, 5dr estate: 1.4, 1.6, 2.0, 2.5 petrol, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 turbo diesel [Studio, Style, Zetec, Zetec S, Titanium, ECOnetic, ST, ST2, ST3, RS])

History

When you're on top, everyone tries to shoot you down, be it by looking for chinks in your armour or copying the qualities that got you into that pre-eminent position. That's why getting on top is one thing but staying there is a tougher task altogether. Despite the difficulties involved, Ford's Focus enjoyed an extended reign over the family hatchback segment of the car market that began with the launch of the original model in 1998 and continued when the second generation on arrived in 2005. By that time, the rivals were snapping at its heels so Ford introduced a facelifted model in the interests of keeping them at bay. What changed? Most notably, Ford introduced the Kenetic design themes that had gone down a storm right across their model range from Mondeo to Focus. The key element of this was the twin trapezoidal grilles that dominated the front end but swept-back headlamps and flared wheelarches also formed an integral part of the look. Ford must have liked it because by 2010, every passenger car model it sold in the UK would exhibit these features in one form or another. There were also changes inside where the Focus had started to feel tangibly less plush than some of its rivals. Soft-touch plastics were introduced, along with higher grade fabrics and redesigned controls. Three and five-door hatchbacks were available, along with a saloon and an estate but the Focus family also extended to the Coupe-Cabriolet convertible model and the C-MAX compact MPV. The engine line up remained unchanged and expansive: 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0-litre normally-aspirated petrol engines were offered, along with the 2.5-litre turbo petrol from the ST and TDCi diesel units of 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0-litre capacities. The 1.6 TDCi engine powered the super-efficient EConetic models, which gained stop/start technology and sub-100g/km CO2 emissions at the end of 2009. Just before this, Ford also introduced the impressive Powershift dual clutch automatic gearbox. The sporty Zetec S trim level was added to the range late in 2008 and the significantly sportier second generation Focus RS turned up early in 2009 with no fewer than 300 braked horses. The RS500 model was launched in 2010, offering a limited run 345bhp version of the RS for a whopping £35,000.

What You Get

Benefiting from Ford's 'kinetic design' approach to styling, this faclifted MK2 Focus took its inspiration from its larger Mondeo stablemate. Trapezoidal grilles, swept back headlamps, bolder wheel arches, re-shaped rear glass, a contoured tailgate and smarter tail lamps are the key changes. Higher trim grades benefit from chrome detailing and a stylish, body-coloured upper rear spoiler. Inside, the more upmarket aura continues. Nicer soft-touch plastics cover the dash top as well as the upper front door trim and this is complemented by plusher seat fabrics, plus a variety of more attractive fascia finishes. The instrumentation was re-designed too and, along with other interior controls, is illuminated in red. Controls for the upgraded audio equipment and two-zone air conditioning were ergonomically improved. The advanced compact control-blade rear suspension on the Focus helps the five-door hatch model achieve a sizable 385-litre carrying capacity, as the load bay is completely flat and unencumbered by suspension intrusion. In the Estate version, there's 475 litres of load space with the 60/40 rear bench in place, but drop the seats and there's a cavernous 1525 litres, making the Focus boot a good deal bigger than those of many executive class estate cars. With the seats in place, the load bay is just over 104cm long, 116cm wide and up to 89cm high. With the rear seats folded you have a 167cm long distance from seat back to tailgate. Equipment runs to most of what you would expect on a car of this type (twin front airbags, air conditioning, ABS etc) but there are some nice extra touches. In addition to a movable armrest and a four-litre-capacity storage compartment, there are storage areas for back-seat passengers. Plus items such as a 230 volt socket or the USB audio connection box were available with some trim levels.

What You Pay

Please contact us for an exact up-to-date valuation.

What to Look For

Ford's engines are, on the whole, reliable, so give the car the usual once-over looking for signs of wear and indications of hard fleet, company or rental car use. Worn carpets and scuffed trim are the usual clues. The 1.4-litre engine is a little underpowered for such a substantial car, so avoid high mileage ex-fleeters with this powerplant. Check that all the electrical items work properly, ensure that the air conditioner delivers chilled air soon after the engine is started and remember that a full service history always helps when selling on, too. If you're looking at ST model, make sure the tyres still have some tread on them, and that the car hasn't been thrashed or crashed. Focuses are tough but some will inevitably have been abused. It is always worth checking the dashboard lights and making sure that all the instruments work. If all the instruments fail, it will be the circuit board that needs replacing. This used to be expensive, but Ford will now provide the replacement for £99.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a Focus 1.6) This being Ford, parts are plentiful and relatively inexpensive. A clutch assembly will be around £100 and an alternator should be close to £140. Brake pads are around £25 a front set with rear shoes around £45, a replacement headlamp is close to £80 and a manual door mirror should be in the region of £50. A full exhaust is about £200 and a catalyst is about £240. Dampers are around £40 each and a radiator about £100.

On the Road

If driving dynamics are all you care about, this is still the very first car with which you should begin your search for a used family hatchback. The everyday mundanity of the Focus often obscures quite what an incredible car it is. That and the fact that we take this sort of competence for granted. Ford of Europe ploughed an enormous investment into the first generation Focus and the MK2 model continued to live off the benefits, even though many rivals clawed back much of the ground they lost to the original version of this car. The suspension system is much the same as that used in the 1998 model and the lessons learned in packaging are still as relevant as ever. This sublime handling competency means you can get the most in terms of driving enjoyment from any of the given engines on offer, so drive a Focus before opting for an apparently faster rival: more power doesn't necessarily equal more real world speed. In terms of driving comfort, there are softer-riding rivals, certainly, but you'd be less likely to want to be in one of them on a twisting B-Road.

Overall

It's difficult to go too far wrong with a used Ford Focus, particularly a post-2008 facelift model. Its practicality and interior quality are a match for any rival but the real benefit comes in the way it drives. The engines might be down on power compared to some of the alternatives but the amount of enjoyment it's possible to extract from the finely honed chassis puts the Ford in a class of its own.

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