As an owner of a 1.6TDCi 54 plate
It does seem that most of the diesel problems that have been mentioned are with the 2.0L
Very few if anyone ever get the MPG figures quoted for this. I regularly get 45 MPG + usually nearer 50 just about however we drive (even at motorway PLUS!!!
The 1.6 seems quite adequate for accelaeration and power (as many horses as the 1.8 petrol focu - 108)
Given that McGordon hasn't over ridden the Car VED changes for next April the 1.6's tax comes down by £30 to only £90 because of only putting out 129 g CO2 per Km and possibly will keep a better %age resale value (those with large CO2 figures have already seen a sharp drop in secondhand value
54 Plate 1.6 TDCI LX ~aspiring to be something else