Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Average Consumer Rating 303 Total Reviews
Write a review

Performance
Comfort
Value
Fun-to-Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
Ergonomic Yes, Reliable No
By BT on
Vehicle
2000 Ford Focus 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.
Favorite 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.
Suggested Improvements
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.
Recommend (0) (0)
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.

Register

ADVERTISEMENT
Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411