By gazings on
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback
I bought this car expecting it to be
full of problems - I got it cheap, so I
could budget for repairs. Well, to my
surprise, the car has been flawless.
I've put nearly 10K miles on it (total
nearly 40K). I have all the previous
records, and its only repair was a fuel
pump (common issue I hear). Thats it!
I cannot find any probems. It handles
well, and has a very smooth quiet
ride. The engine is powerful enough to
make it fun to drive. I love having
ABS and side airbags - it was hard
finding a 5-spd ZX3 with those options,
as well as all the power equipment.
The price!! I have a car that looks
like new, is fun and safe, and costs me
very little money. There are lots of
nice little features, like theater
dimming, height adjustable seat, a
tilt/telescoping steering column, and
speed-compensated volume. I couldn't
be more happy.
It would be nice if the transmission
shifted more smoothly/easier, but thats
a really minor issue. I can't think of