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2000 Ford Focus Wagon - Consumer Reviews

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SE 2.0L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic - (43 reviews )
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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


Review

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


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


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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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STINK BOMB
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By ELAWTON3
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2000 Ford Focus Wagon SE 4dr Wagon


Review

AFTER DRIVING MY CAR FOR SIX MONTHS I AM VERY DISPLEASED. UNDER ACCELERATION THERE IS A BAD SULFUR SMELL THAT NEITHER THE DEALER OR FORD CAN EXPLAIN. BECAUSE THE DIAGNOSTIC MACHINES SAY THE CAR IS PERFORMING PROPER THEY WON'T DO ANYTHING TO FIX THE PROBLEMS.


Worst Features

MORE LEG ROOM FOR THE REAR SEAT PASSENGERS. DO SOME MAJOR TESTING WITH THE WAGON UP HILLS AND FIX THE OVER HEATING CAT. CON. PROBLEMS TO FIX THE SMELL


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