How fast is the 1.8-litre Ford Focus?

I currently drive a 2006 1.4L petrol, manual, 5-door Vauxhall Corsa Design. According to the brochures, this vehicle has a 0-60 of 10.5 seconds and a power output of 90PS. I am looking to upgrade to a larger car and have my eye on a 1.8L petrol manual Ford Focus. Again, according to the brochures, this has a 0-60 of 10.3 seconds and a power output of 125PS. One reason for upgrading is that I want a car with more power. Would a 1.8 Focus have noticeably greater power when compared to my current vehicle, or would I be better off looking at a 2-litre model? Or alternatively, a different vehicle altogether?

Asked on 23 July 2010 by adamedam

Answered by Honest John
A 1.8 and 2.0 Focus don't feel quick because the engines aren't sporty, just larger capacity. Yet strangely, the same 2.0-litre engine in the Fiesta ST150 feels like a racing car and is very responsive. If you want a bit of fun for £6000, a Fiesta ST150 is a good way to go.
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