01 Focus a standout but for 2 things
By Arnold Rosen on
2001 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
A car that is very pleasant to look and a solid and reliable driving experience with 89,000 miles. Easy to find instrument controls and nice high seating view. Heater and a/c strong and reliable. Quiet engine. The downside - key lock failed at 85,000 miles. It was bad - caught in a mall ($230). Ford never said it was bad and they knew it. Steering rack ($300) at 85,000 miles.
Design, reliability to 85,000 miles, instrument panel ease, high seating visibility, quick handling, price for what you get.
Measure twice cut once. Stay with Quality. Ford lacks trust. Communicate with owners about any problems and replace with quality (give 50k miles bumper to bumper or 5 year warranty).