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VW Golf or Ford Focus?

Which is better? VW Golf or Ford Focus? I can't seem to decide. I'm not talking GTI or ST. Just a basic economy model thanks.

Filed under hatchback - Asked by Laura Thompson (Dublin) - Sat, 10 Apr 2010 13:16


Hi Laura, that isn't really an easy question to answer, because it really is down to personal choice. Neither of these cars is significantly better overall than the other so it depends on what you are looking for in a car. The Focus is known for having the best chassis and if you like your car to have sharp, crisp and fun handling then you will choose the Focus. The Golf is also quite good to drive, especially the latest version, and it could be perhaps regarded as having a more upmarket image.

Both cars have clean 1.6-litre diesel engines in their best-selling models, with both of these sitting in Band A, which means low road tax. Both are similarly priced too, with the Focus at the moment having perhaps a better offer in the Style five-door model.

Really the only thing we could say is that you should try the two cars for yourself and decide based on your gut feeling. Both of these cars have similar traits and have strong residual values so it'll be a good buy whichever way you go.

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