Good first-car fodder, the Focus.
The casette deck is probably a better option than the CD HU (6000 something or other, they always go fubar).
Air-con that works and heated front screen (without big gaps...)?
Pretty good cars the Mk1 Focus, handle well, not sure about the 1.4, but the petrol engines seem refined and reasonably economical.
I see you've got the fetching, inevitable, Motability-fave-metallic-green
Lol your going to wet yourself but this is actually a ex mobility car, it's a 1.6 old man ghia with the optional leather (maybe if they were having bladder problems?) Air con works and yep no big gaps in the windscreen however my knob seems fairly worn out gear knob I mean.
is it with Mobility people that made them choose that colour in such big numbers?
Maybe Ford really did tap into something, there, and got the demographics just right.
As to the air con, I have found that it's pretty damn efficient in Focusssssesesss / i
and doesn't really seem to go wrong. In other cars, it's always a mix of leaking gas, worn compressor clutches that need re-shimming, evaps that rot, or dryers that rot.
Use it all year 'round, and dry out the evap with the fans after using the air-con, and it should run for a good while.
The 1.6 is smooth, free-revving, and can be pretty economical.
Good solid cars, them, and are nice through the twisties. Compare that to the pile of bloat and stodgyness the Golf turned into around those years.