Review: Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet (2006 – 2011)

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Good looks. Huge boot with the roof up and still quite roomy when it's lowered. Solid to drive and a comfortable cruiser.

Rear legroom is a bit tight. 2.0 petrol engine not lively. Had a leak problem at screen top seal, but seemed to be fixed by 2011.

Recently Added To This Review

9 June 2015

Roof of 2009 Ford Focus CC would open but only closed halfway. Local Ford dealer identified the need for a new pump with an eye watering price tag of £3,500 which is about half the value of the... Read more

11 April 2014

Top screen seal of roof of 2006 Ford Focus CC failed and reader was told it needed to be put in a special jig to replace it, at a cost of £700. referred him to Bristol Sunroofs Read more

30 July 2012

Report of trunk area repeatedly filling with water since new in 2008 and of total failure of the roof hydraulics with a quotation of £3,500 to fix it. Read more

Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet (2006 – 2011): At A Glance

A bit colour sensitive. It's a matter of "does my bum look big in this colour." It doesn't in Acqua Blue. But it can do in ‘Iris' or ‘Luna'. And, like the 207CC, tan leather suits its Italian styling very nicely.

It's listed cheaper than the Astra Twintop and Eos. And though Ford only expects to sell 6,000 in a full year, it will have built in a margin that allows for discounting. There's also a launch offer of free dual climate control and leather on CC-3 versions, so it's off to a good start.

Ford Focus CC 2007 Road Test

 

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Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet (2006 – 2011): What's It Like Inside?

Dimensions
Length 4509 mm
Width 1834 mm
Height 1448 mm
Wheelbase 2640 mm

Full specifications

Its bum hides a colossal boot of 534 litres. So bags of space for golf bags or holiday luggage, and still 248 litres with the top down. That means a few inches sacrifice of rear seat legroom, though. A 5' 9" person can travel a decent distance behind another five-foot-niner, but two six footers can't.

Top up, it becomes a very elegant coupe well worthy of its Pininfarina badges, and Ford has been smart in using an uncomplicated two-piece roof. That didn't prevent a slight delay in launch due to a hydraulic leak, but that was much more easily fixed than the water leaks of more complicated coupe-cabrios.

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What's the Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet (2006 – 2011) like to drive?

Engines are a 1.6 100PS Mazda-derived chain-cam four, Ford's 145PS 2.0 litre chain-cam four, both with five speed manuals, or the Ford/PSA 2.0 litre diesel with a six speed manual. It can tow up to 1,350 kg with the 2.0 litre petrol engine and 1,450kg with the 2.0 litre diesel. No autos yet, and 90% of sales are expected to be 2.0 litre petrol models.

So that's what we drove.

This isn't a punchy engine and makes the Focus CC more of a relaxed cruiser than a sportscar. There's no sacrifice in handling, though. It feels rock-solid through the corners and over uneven surfaces. With the windbreak in place and the windows up there is little buffeting, so, though snow was forecast, it was still feasible to drive top-down.

At the launch, Ford also had a 1961 Consul 375 convertible. A lovely old thing: 1,703cc, three-on-the-tree and bench seats for six. It served as a useful reminder that Ford convertibles used to be considered posher than Ford saloons. In the 60's, if you were rich enough, you could happily run a Consul, Zephyr or Zodiac convertible alongside a Bentley or Roller.

And that's still the case. The Focus CC is a much classier car than a Focus hatchback, and one you could happily park on the quayside at Puerto Banus instead of in the multi-storey.

 

Engine MPG 0-62 CO2
1.6 40 mpg 13.6 s 169 g/km
2.0 38 mpg 10.3 s 179 g/km
2.0 Automatic 38 mpg 11.9 s 199 g/km
2.0 TDCi 48 mpg 10.3 s 156 g/km

Real MPG average for a Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet (2006 – 2011)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

90%

Real MPG

28–50 mpg

MPGs submitted

55

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What have we been asked about the Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet (2006 – 2011)?

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Leaking Foof, Main Dealer won't fix it

I have been told by the Ford Main Dealet that they won't touch fixing the Leaking roof and that they have to put it on a jig to fix it and only Ford' in Alperton can do this. I have also been told that this will cost a minimum of £700.00 to do it. I have contacted other garage repair shops but they too take a sharp intake of breath and say they won't touch it. Is this true and is there anyway I could replace the seals myself? Thanks
This was a fundamental problem with the original Focus CC, exacerbated by the roof of the factory in which it was built blowing off as the result of a tornado in the region. The best sunroof people in the country seem to be: http://www.bristolsunroofs.co.uk/ They are well worth a try.
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