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I love my Focus
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By Josh
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2001 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I am 350lbs and I am totally comfortable in this car. Great mileage and fun to drive. One of the most powerful 4cyl, 120ish horsepower engines ever made. Total thumbs up for me.


Best Features

Fun to drive and great mileage. Looks great too.


Worst Features

The passenger side seatbelt and seat are not built proper. It sits really high and therefore the passenger has a hard time getting the seatbelt buckled if they are taller than 5'7"


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Worst Car Ever
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By Focus SE
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2001 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my 2001 Focus in 2002, and have had nothing but problems. I had to have three fuel pumps replaced, which Ford covered the first two for free, and then charged me for the third. The letter I received regarding the recall states they had not yet found a fuel pump that fits in this model, and 7 years later...they still haven't. I had to replace three windows due to faulty parts. The final straw was my timing belt and water pump went, which caused the engine to seize up. My Focus is dead at 147,000 miles and the best part is I had just taken it into the Ford dealership two weeks ago, due to it starting rough and stalling, and they couldn't find anything wrong with it!


Best Features

The gas mileage was good until the fuel pump was replaced for the third time. I will never buy a Ford again.


Worst Features

Poor quality parts and horrible service. I have never owned a vehicle with so many poorly made parts. This car is not reliable, and Ford needs to stand behind their products, and make a fuel pump that will work in their 2001 Focus.


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Worst Car I EVER owned
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By corncars
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2001 Ford Focus Sedan 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!


Best Features

NONE


Worst Features

Electronics that work, dealers that can fix problems!


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2001 Ford Focus
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By Silvia
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2001 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Great car! I like the look of the car. It does not go out of style, especially the shape of the rear and front lights.


Best Features

The look or style


Worst Features

It is lacking a little velocity. The car needs to respond quickly


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Good All Around, Except a Few Things
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By Seth
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2001 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This was one of the first cars I had, and it was very fun. The SOHC I-4 was very stout but I would have liked to have a ZETEC instead. There are a few drawbacks to my car. The factory stereo was good, but it had problems reading CDs so I had to get an aftermarket one. I had the car from 74k to 78k and around 77k, I had some issues with the idle. It would die on me at idle. Probably had bad fuel. The alternator couldn't handle the extra power of a 300 watt amp and a 50 watt CD stereo. Not enough amps. Overall my Focus was a great car and extremely fun to drive, but it lacked power in the top of the RPMs. That would have come in handy at the drag strip.


Best Features

Stock speakers. Steering wheel. E-brake


Worst Features

High amp alternator. Brake rotors that won't kill my pads. Exhaust manifold leak.


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