I got my car in June 2000 when it had
only 11 miles. Ive had good mileage
since day one, and it has remained
around 31 to 32 mpg. Besides about 5
recalls it got and a couple of fixes
under warranty, it has been virtually
Total operation cost in 2.5 years is
$10620 with 43000 miles. Cost per
mile is just less than 25 cents!
If you want to know how I get those
number, check out Town Hall under Ford
Focus ZX3 #2367.
The design (interior and exterior) is
very good. Very reliable in my case,
and I get very good mileage compare to
others. Even I don't have extended
warrenty, I will keep this car for a
very long time.
Strange engine noise when idling.
That's common as reported. Quality of
plastic can be better, but for the
price I paid, I can understand.