Ford’s modern exterior design looks good even with some awkward angles.Zetec models come with smart 16in alloys, front foglights and a subtle roof spoiler as standard and these all add to its desirability. The modern theme continues on the inside including some classy touches such as the deeply cowled dials and chunky steering wheel. Point the Focus down a twisting country road and Ford’s trademark handling know-how comes to the fore. The chassis is grippy and poised, and the steering is wonderfully direct and precise, giving you plenty of confidence when cornering. Add a supple ride and slick manual gearbox, and the Focus strikes the best dynamic compromise between fun and refinement behind the wheel.