By ZX3 on
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought my ZX3 with hesitation, but it has paid off in the end. A Honda Civic would have been a lot more than what I paid for my ZX3, and it doesn't look nearly as good! Only major problem was my ignition locked up, but not very expensive to replace and it was fixed in a few hours. Gas mileage isn't as good as I would have expected. I have 80,000 miles on the car and no more problems yet. I'm 6'2 and have plenty of head room. I can even sit in the back with comfort. With the back seats folded down, it is amazing what will fit in the back of a ZX3. Overall a great car and I would recommend it to anybody. I think next time I'm going to go for the SVT so I can blow by all those Civic SI's!
Exterior and interior styling. Sporty and fun to drive. Good sound system.
Make the front seats more comfortable for the long trips. Get rid of the exterior plastic trim pieces. And of course...more HP and Torque with better gas mileage.