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Seat Ibiza 1.4 SE
Hey guys, I'm looking at buying a MK1 Focus 1.8 over the coming weeks, and I was wondering what would be the better choice. Petrol or Diesel? Zetec engine maybe?! Which performance mods to invest in, if any!

I don't have the funds to buy or to even insure an RS or ST, so that's not an option right now!

Any advice would be great help, thanks!

If you get the 1.8 tdci 115 diesel like ours you will have the same hp as the petrol, and a lot more torque. And a cheap remap will get you around 140bhp. Ghia spec has climate and heated front screen and all round leccy windows and 6 cd changer.
i had a 1.8 petrol estate mk1 as company car and i loved it.the 1.8 engine was imo the best of the zetec engines ,the perfect balance of power and reviness if there is such a word,ive never driven the diesel so couldnt honestly comment.
All focusseses handle pretty well as standard. Ghia wheels are a bit balloony 15 inchers so worth upgrading. Suspension can be lowered a little too without making it look bad.
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