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No Focus
7 of 21 people found this review helpful
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By tinkeredout
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2001 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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Do your self a big favor and buy something else. This car (if you could call it that, should be yellow). I have been a mechanic for more than 28 years. This car is not built to last more than 50k.


Favorite Features

As in the words of my daughter it looks cute.


Suggested Improvements

Buy a Toyota, Honda, Subaru, etc.


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DO NOT BUY
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By eddy
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2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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VERY ugly, slow and American (unreliable). poor design and looks


Favorite Features

There are none


Suggested Improvements

Stop production


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Ford Focus
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By Groverdo
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2001 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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Wanted a station wagon & bought the Ford Focus EXPECTING good gas MPG. The car is noisy to drive due to the wheel well being inside rather than in the trunk. The average MPG has been 25mpg. The plastic fittings inside the car are working loose. Dealer "can't find anything wrong" & said the car gets 40mpg...did "explain how their computer does MPG". NOT pleased with car nor Dealer. Ford does GOOD trucks but NOT the Focus.


Favorite Features

Color & body style.


Suggested Improvements

MPG is poor !! Try coping a Honda or Toyota for plastic "fit".


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Worst Car I EVER owned
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By corncars
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2001 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This is the worst car EVER! I did not want an American car, but my spouse insisted. This is like driving a time bomb! The dash board lights flash and blink, the radio works when it feels like and the speedo just stops abruptly! The dealer can not figure out what is wrong. It is leaking and burning oil and when the heat is on, the fumes fill the car, again, Ford has not explanation. It looked nice and sporty, but the inside is ROTTEN! Spend your money on a nice Toyota or Hyndai, at least you'll get a 100,000 mile warranty!


Favorite Features

NONE


Suggested Improvements

Electronics that work, dealers that can fix problems!


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Terrible car.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Tman
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2001 Ford Focus LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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We bought this car with around 30,000 miles on it. And ever since it's been one problem after another! We've had to replace all 4 tires nearly every 16 months! The upper engine mount has needed to be replaced twice. The passengers side strut needed to be replaced 3 times. The radio goes off intermittently and you need to push the faceplate back in. the ignition wasn't working right. The car sputters sporadically. It doesn't like to start on rainy days. has bad gas mileage for a 4 cyl. It's poor in the snow. the a/c stopped working and won't stay charged. The list goes on and on. The car was designed by monkeys. It's a piece of junk, we will NEVER buy a ford again


Favorite Features

comfortable front seats.


Suggested Improvements

User better plastic and better parts. Better yet, Scrap the entire ford line of cars and start over. A preschooler could design a better car.


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