2001, bad year for the Focus. Build
quality issues. Simple things like
rivets and screws, failing or missing
36,000 mile warranty not near enough
for scary quality issues.
Fuel economy is not as advertised.
Expect 20-25mpg, not 30+.
I like the wide tires, and the free
coffee mug Ford sent me.
Quality control! Ford skated American
manufacturing costs by building in
Mexico. But they are missing out on
the revolution in American quality
control that has taken place over the
last 10 years. Toyota and Honda are
using American workers and succeding in