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By HRW
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2000 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon


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After 36k mi, only two issue to report. I had a sensor go bad on the engine at 12k. Replaced under warranty. The original right rear tire wore unevenly. Otherwise, this car has been good to me. The wagon's cargo space has come in handy many times. The engine power is adequate, although more power would be nice. The advance trac is wonderful in the snow. So far. my ZTW has been a good car.


Best Features

Looks, cargo space, ride/handling, interior design/radio&ac controls.


Worst Features

A little more power...solved with the 04 2.3l. A little better gas mileage. A cancel feature for the cruise control.


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Solid Car
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By bjman71
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2000 Ford Focus LX 4dr Sedan


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I have had no problems with the car. Other than the recalls, which are fine as long as they fix the problem, the only negative is that the tires and brakes wear out far too quickly (30,000 miles). Car is enjoyable and has had no need for a mechanic other than routine maintenance.


Best Features

The Focus has a large interior which makes it comfortable for even large people like me (6'5").


Worst Features

The interior materials are cheap, the brakes need to last longer, as do the factory tires.


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


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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


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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


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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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