What is a 2007 Ford Focus’s life expectancy?

What is a 2007 Ford Focus’s life expectancy? I’m considering buying one used, but I’m worried about how long it will last me.

Melanie Mergen · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
A 2007
Ford Focus’s
potential life expectancy could last between 150,000 and 200,000 miles if it’s had proper care and maintenance. United States drivers put an average of 14,000 miles on their vehicles each year—so at this rate, a 2007 Ford Focus could potentially last about 10 to 14 years.
General reliability rankings seem to be on the
Focus’s side—which has probably helped this sedan have such a long run. RepairPal gives the Ford Focus an overall reliability ranking of 4/5. J.D. Power gives the 2007 model a “great” reliability rating of 82/100. Meanwhile, Consumer Reports gives the 2007 Focus a reliability rating of 3/5.
But a 2007 Ford Focus’s actual longevity will depend on a range of factors, such as:
  • Its mileage
  • The conditions it’s been exposed to
  • Its maintenance and
  • Its accident history
If you’re thinking about buying a used 2007 Ford Focus, it’s a good idea to have it inspected by a trusted mechanic before you buy—this can give you a better sense of what kind of condition it’s in and how many more miles you might expect to get out of it.
If you decide to make it your own, be sure to keep up with its routine maintenance and ensure it’s set up with
car insurance
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