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ZX3 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (74 reviews )

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By Mavwreck1975
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Vehicle

2000 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback


Review

I have had four Fords before this car
and I can easily say this is the only
one I'm not satisfied with. I bouth it
used with 20k on it. At 25k, a bad
vibration started coming from the rear
wheels. Now at 34k, the headlights turn
on and off randomly and the automatic
transmission slips out of gear when the
lights shut off. Oddly this problem has
no effect on the engine. My two Crown
Victorias and my Escort were much
better cars.


Best Features

Comfort, stereo, fun to drive


Worst Features

RELIABILITY!!!


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Not for the long haul
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By Nrmltowngrrrl
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2000 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback


Review

This was my first car ever, and it will
be my last Ford. Looks cute and is fun
to drive, but quality is poor. Stuff
keeps breaking: clutch master cylinder
(at 20K), ignition switch (stranded at
40K; not fun), brakes (at 45K), cd
player/radio cuts off for no reason
(even after being sent for fixing),
leaky radiator (66K), wiper speed is
never right, makes weird crunching noise
over speed bumps, brakes always squeaky!
Plus, dealership service is not helpful.
Takes forever to get recalls fixed,
sometimes they don't even order the
parts. I can't wait to get rid of this
thing and would not recommend the Ford
Focus to anyone.


Best Features

Looks sharp and handles well, fuel economy is a plus.


Worst Features

Higher quality craftsmanship, please! Why can't Ford make cars like they used to?


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By T_Williams
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2000 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback


Review

I bought my 2000 Focus used in 2003
with only 25000 miles on it. It is
fun to drive and gets pretty good fuel
mileage for the way I drive it.


Best Features

It has a decent stereo system, comfortable seats, and I love the 5- speed.


Worst Features

My first Ford was a 92 Mustang that had no cupholders. it is nice to see a Ford with cupholders. My only suggestion is that they make them all usable. The front cupholder on the passenger side is right under the dash and you can only fit a very small cup in it properly.


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zx3
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By Deejinator
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Vehicle

2000 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback


Review

It's a great car overall, handles well
and gets great gas mileage. mine has a
little over 80,000 miles on it and
still runs like new


Best Features

The handling is great and the seats are relatively roomy


Worst Features

the braking system wears out fast, Ford really needs to improve it


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Best bang for your buck!
Performance
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By DR69
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Vehicle

2000 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback


Review

Great car!
Corners like it's on rails; handling
is superb with peppy throttle & good
response. Not a muscle car but very
fun to drive! Highly recommended.


Best Features

Comfortable seats with lumbar support, accurate steering & suspension with low roll centers for great cornering.


Worst Features

I found Ford's product support to be somewhat lacking. The car could use a bit more torque off the line.


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