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Hi Guys,
Im looking at buying this week a new Focus Zetec. But I cantmake up my mind on the new 1.0 125 bhp or the 1.6 125bhp. The 1.0 is £500 more.
I know the 1.0 will be better on fuel, but don't really know much about it.

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http://www.ford.co.uk/FordFleet/NewsAndReviews/FordForBusiness/2012/January/Ecoboost-Engine

that is some info on the engine. Why not take one for a spin and see what you think, imo, if you're not going to let the engine have chance to warm up properly, (i.e. driving 3 miles or less a day, lots of stop starting etc) you might be better off with the 1.0. If you're long journeying in it the 1.6 might be more suitable.

Does it have to be a focus? the fiestas are looking quite big lately and the same 1.0 engine is offered.
 

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Thank u for the info. yeah I think it might have to be the focus two small kids to taxi around lol. I took the 1.0 out and I couldn't fault it actually and I will be only doing small journeys so it may be the best option.
 

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http://www.ford.co.u...Ecoboost-Engine

that is some info on the engine. Why not take one for a spin and see what you think, imo, if you're not going to let the engine have chance to warm up properly, (i.e. driving 3 miles or less a day, lots of stop starting etc) you might be better off with the 1.0. If you're long journeying in it the 1.6 might be more suitable.

Does it have to be a focus? the fiestas are looking quite big lately and the same 1.0 engine is offered.
The 1.0 Ecoboost isn't available in the Fiesta as yet. Only the B-Max, Focus, C-Max and Grand C-Max.
 

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1.0 ecoboost is definitely the one to go for, it might be £500 more but road tax is £30 a year as opposed to £130 on the 1.6, it's more economical, and half a second quicker to 60 as well
 

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3 seconds quicker from 31 to 62 where it counts,I was bowled over by this engine and can't wait to drive the 177bhp version which is rumoured to be in development .
 

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So we all think the 1.0 is the way to go, do u think residual values will be ok in three years on it
 

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The 1.6 125 ps is the automatic (powershift) which is why it's slower
there is a £500 list difference between the 100 PS 1.0T and the 125PS 1.0T
 

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I cant see petrol going down in price so as long as that's the case the 1.0 will be the engine people want, plus I think you will see offerings from other companies,I've come from a 2.5 t down to a 1.6 because of costs.if there would of been a 1.0 available for delivery I would of had one, so either I'm just a tight bugger or this is the trend lol.
 

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Bugger just been to ford might have to get a 1.6 no 1.0 left in stock and my gti is sick don't think it will last
 

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Bugger just been to ford might have to get a 1.6 no 1.0 left in stock and my gti is sick don't think it will last
I know here either selling like hot cakes or they haven't built any,I've settled for another 1.6 ecoboost 150 ps which is no bad thing because I get 34 mpg on cold start short 2 mile trips and I've had up to 48mpg on long runs at 65-70 mph.
 

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I can't quite afford that model although I would love one. Do u reckon the 1.6 125 is ok still
 

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Oh yea there fine they can just feel abit flat if you've come from a turbo'd car petrol or diesel but if n/a your bag using revs there fine my mate has one and he loves it.
 

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The 1.6 125 ps is the automatic (powershift) which is why it's slower

there is a £500 list difference between the 100 PS 1.0T and the 125PS 1.0T
I just saw your post it's not a auto box is it or does it change gear when u don't ?
 

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Hi, new here (though long time lurker) and this topic relates directly to what I'm deciding on. I'd ordered a Midnight Sky Zetec Estate 1.6 125 way back in January ready for a changeover in May. I'd started looking very early to give myself plenty of time to look at other cars and not make any snap decisions, but pretty much ordered the new Focus right away anyway. Unfortunately, my dealer has phoned today to tell me that Ford no longer have the 125 1.6 engine for manual cars (powershift only). A bit damn late to be finding this out, I almost told him to stick it, but I really want a new Focus and since I'd been kicking myself for not waiting after reading about the 1.0T 125 engine in Febuary, maybe it's a blessing in disguise. Pretty sure I'll end up with a 1.0T 125 Zetec Estate, but I'm hoping to test drive one on Wednesday to be sure. Everything I've read about them tells me it's a better choice than the 1.6 125 engine. I won't often be hauling huge amounts, despite going for an estate; just wanted a larger boot basically so I'm thinking that the 1.0T should be more than up to the task for day to day running around and offer better MPG as well.

So to the OP, I've nothing concrete to base my decision on, only what I've read. But I'd go for the 1.0T over the 1.6, and if my dealer is to be believed, you may not have a choice if you want a manual anyway.
 

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Yeah def don't want auto they didn't even mention that is was a auto buggers would of cried if I got it. I think there is one 1.0 coming through so I am. Crossing everything that when I order today it will still be there
 

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Whoop whoop I have done it new 1.0 zetec on order so excited
 

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Nice, should be a good car. Is it being made to order or did they have one already? How long did they say you're going to have to wait?
 

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Had a result, the dealer called the last one in for there stock so nicked that, should be one of the first on the road should get it early may. took it for another drive again today you would never believe its a 1.0. got the appearance pack and 17 alloys as well do excited
 
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