2000 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Just upgraded and happy as a l

2000 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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ZTS Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Just upgraded and happy as a lark!
By Roarmeister on


2000 Ford Focus ZTS 4dr Sedan


Great car with # of annoying problems and a history of engineering problems. 11 recalls, but only ONE had any impact. Problems -Paint chips -Trunk release -Rubber Trim pieces loose -Leaves got into air intake causing a burning leaves smell -Clutch return spring causing shifing problems -Plastic air dam panel came loose -Driver's door power actuator broken -Door panel broken -Inaccurate fuel gauge readings -Brakes started to make strange wear noises at around 24k, due to the type of material Ford used. Brakes could not always depress the pedal 100% but this had no affect the stopping action -Driver's headrest would not stay in place but would constantly "ride up"

Best Features

Lots of room, headroom is excellent even when seat in at it's highest setting. Good width but could be a tad wider. Back seat accommodation is great or better than the competition. Great view of the road except in drivers rear quadrants. Very good handling and ride (but not great).

Worst Features

Change design of the wipers Delete shifter ring Console too high Extra power point on the console Why press unlock button 2x to open trunk Back doors do not open wide My adult passengers had trouble opening door even with the ChildProof lock disabled Driver seat not supportive enough
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