By unit-i on
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback
I put about 40k miles per year on my
cars, and this one has not held up.
It has gone through brakes every 30k
miles, the suspension eats through
tires, the windows have stopped
working on 2 occasions, the fuel gage
has never been accurate despite 3
repairs, several interior panels are
loose, the drivers side mirror is
loose... I have already spent twice as
much in repairs on this car than I
have on my 96 civic hatchback, which
has almost 200k miles now and has
again become my daily driver due to
the poor build quality of this car.
It's bigger than the Civic hatchback,
handles well, nice styling.
Build quality, fuel milage (only 28
mpg on mostly highway driving)...
American cars are still far behind
their Japans counterparts