By bg on
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Had 13k miles on it and was 5 y/o when purchased. Thought the proverbial little old lady must have owned it. How mistaken I was. A/c out 6 months later. Cooling system problems, electrical problems, bearing problems, fuel pump, door panels rattle (this will drive you slowly insane), brake problems, motor mounts all replaced, transmission mounts. Need I say more?
outsource to India. maybe they can put it together correctly. or maybe the engineering makes that impossible.