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A Big Let Down
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By mandi
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2000 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

When we bought this car, it seemed to have so many great features for an affordable price. However, not two months into it and with a brand new baby riding in it, the mechanical flaws rared their ugly heads. It seemed atleast once a month their was a recall on something mechanically vital or something would just not work, for example the key wouldn't come out of the ignition one day. Turns out the ignition was faulty and recalled. A year later, the key wouldn't go into the ignition. Turns out that ignition had been recalled too. It was fun at first, but after a couple of thousand miles, it just really starts to suck.


Best Features

Ilike the adjustable steering wheel and seats


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Zippy, Fun But Extremely Frustrating
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By KCM
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2000 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

Loved car when bought. Still like it, but tired of quirky surprises! Had a cracked AC line 6 months after purchase. It was at dlrshp 3 mths waiting for for the part to come in. Many recalls. Most recent on fuel pump. Car can't be started to move just couple of feet in driveway or critical valve sticks and car won't restart. Dlr says drive around block to avoid problem. Prblm with wires in steering column caused exterior light failure on 2 diff. occasions. Brakes(rotors too) had to be replaced. Crz cntrl would not remain engaged; had to be repaired. Ignition swtch went bad, key would not go into the ignition. Many rpr bills while still making car pymts!


Best Features

Acceleration, sharp steering, good stereo, good trunk space, roomy, reasonable gas mileage.


Worst Features

Install parts and provide workmanship as if Ford was going to pay for any repairs that arise. The consumer is paying for sloppy manufacturing.


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Piece o' junk
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By BadFocus
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2000 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

Here's a partial list in order of importance: cruise control (3 times), Horn (twice), water pump exploding ($350), on-board computer system ($750), engine lights consistently staying on keeping me from passing emissions ($1000) and the worst of them all: the engine mounts breaking and my engine falling out! This ran me another $1,000. Also, I had two minor wrecks at less than 15 MPH. The damage due to those was amazing as the shoddy workmanship really showed. I couldn't have made a worse choice than the Focus.


Best Features

Nice sound system for factory. Large trunk. It's a fun drive for its class.


Worst Features

You just have to make a car that doesn't fall apart! It's awful how American automobiles can't compete in the entry class of cars. Incidently, I just bought a 2000 Accord.


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Good car for a good price
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By dlm04
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback


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I got this car with 165,000miles on it only because it was a really good deal. I have only put on about 4,000 since i got it but nothing has gone wrong yet. There is the burning smell that comes from the engine, like oil or something. Its a great car but its not to dependable in the snow, but since its light its easy to push out.


Best Features

The seats are very comfortable and im told the back seats are to, It has some get up and go for a 4 banger.


Worst Features

Needs some lumbar support, standard power windows, seems like im always putting gas in it. I dont like how the driving lights turn off when you take the key out.


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Wishful thinking
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By Hello Toyota
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2000 Ford Focus LX 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car brand new. Since then i have had numourous recalls on it. It has been very inconvenient constantly have the car in the shop. The ignition has locked on me on several occasions. THank you ford for extending the warrenty. No thank you for not extending the whole warrenty not just the powertrain. Klaben was very unprofessional in their help. It was fun to drive. Just very inconvenient.


Best Features

Exterior body style. Fuel Emissions. Interior Room.


Worst Features

Go back to the drawing board. Economy doesn't mean poor quality.


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