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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


Best Features

comfortable front seats.


Worst Features

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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This car can be one fun ride! Not hwy
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By Joe
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2001 Ford Focus Street 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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You'll want this car if you steer a lot. If you take most of your time on the highways, not so much. You might yell at it to accelerate a bit faster and without such a big grunt just to go from 45-60. But if you steer: It's like very smooth butter being sliced on bread. Steering = city streets and curved roads. It is reliable. 9 years only 1 repair. Sure, its suffered tire damage. But it spent most of its life in NYC! In a backyard full of nails and who knows what! That's to be expected! Sure its got just 50k and we treated it well, sort of. It's been in an accident once struck by a large car going 40mph on the side. What happened? The left door creaks. That's it. Perfect otherwise!


Best Features

AMAZING handling, roomy for its small size, reliability, safety.


Worst Features

BRING THE EURO FOCUS! The current American one is junk! Rubbish, I tell ya!


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01 focus a great car
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By dan
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2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I really enjoy owning and driving my 01 Focus zx3. Fun to drive, gets great gas mileage. Very dependable. Overall great car. Even with the 2dr I can fold down back seat and haul some pretty big stuff!


Best Features

Fun to drive, gas mileage 30 mpg like clock work. Even better on pure hwy and easy driving. Best ever 36 mpg.


Worst Features

only complaint would be need more room around cup holders for larger drinks. i know they improved that in later models.


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Fun but hot!
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By KRANKIZZ
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2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Well I own my 2001 Focus for almost 7 yrs never lets me down even if there's a problem with the car . I have this car overheat like 5 times, the problem the my car have is the radiator that's about it . This car have 19,000k and still good as new fast motor. That's the good thing about a good motor the is been taken good care! Love your Focus!


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Too fast good on fast turns and save you on gas!


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A Work Horse
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By The Captain
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2001 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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Self-employed, bought for everyday driving needs, performed well, had to replace bought front coils springs, and two power window motors, but other than that - excellent value! Way to go Ford!


Best Features

Fuel economy, room for equipment in back, and passengers too!


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