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SE 2.0L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic - (44 reviews )

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Don't buy it
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By Ryan
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2000 Ford Focus Wagon SE 4dr Wagon


Review

Lets see. At 15,000 miles i had to get new brakes and throttle body. At 45,000 miles I already replaced the oxygen sensor twice. I had to replace the shocks twice. The air conditioner broke, the heat sometimes worked, the wipers sometimes worked. At 73,000 I had to replace the transmission. At 74,000 my brakes failed. (They wouldn't work at all).


Best Features

I liked the acceleration, the joy of driving it.


Worst Features

Build quality cars. I own a Toyota with 300,000 miles, and it has less problems than a 4-year old car!


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Ergonomic Yes, Reliable No
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By BT
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2000 Ford Focus Wagon SE 4dr Wagon


Review

Bought new in September 2000 from
award winning dealer. Brilliant
design, exceptional ergonomics, fun to
drive, versatile and large cargo
capacity, but many recalls, brake
problems, and air conditioner failed
at only 29,000 miles and 6 months out
of warranty ($1,500 to replace and
only a 1-year warranty, so I won't do
it). In Oct 2000 Consumer Reports
rated the Focus second best of six
wagons tested, and in April 2001
Consumer Reports rated the Focus the
No. 1 small sedan. In both cases
reliabity was not yet established.


Best Features

Great ergonomics. Car fits like a glove and is extremely versatile. Would be one of my favorite all-time cars if it were more reliable.


Worst Features

Fix the brakes and air conditioner and the other recall items. Extend warranty to at least 3 years or 36,000 miles whichever is LATER, not earlier. Build a car people will still be proud to own 10 years later.


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Very Satisfied
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By Lindon D Greer
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2000 Ford Focus Wagon SE 4dr Wagon


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Can not believe the cargo space. We had
a full size 1951 Plymouth Station Wagon
that did not have anymore room than the
Focus. We like everything about it so
far except for the gas milage, it's
nothing close to whats advertised after
a complete tuneup,oil change &
filter,and air filter it's still only
in the lower 20's. Otherwise a
fantastic auto for the money.


Best Features

Passenger seat can adjust up or down, Srereo w/CD player, rear wiper w/ heated rear window and best of all the rear cargo space w/seat down.


Worst Features

Gas milage should at least come close to advertised.


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ZTW
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By HRW
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2000 Ford Focus Wagon SE 4dr Wagon


Review

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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Bad Ford - you should know better
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By badcar
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2000 Ford Focus Wagon SE 4dr Wagon


Review

There have been several recalls on this
car including the rear wheel bearings.
I wish I could get rid of this thing
but the value has been dropping much
faster than I can pay the car off.
They have had to replace the complete
breaking system after only about 25,000
miles and the wheel bearing went bad
coming home on Christmas day with the
kids in the car. I'm about ready to
tell Ford Credit they can have their
car back.


Best Features

None.


Worst Features

I think this car was rushed to the market before enough testing was done to make sure it was a reliable car. This will be the last Ford I ever buy.


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