2001 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Bad and Worse
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2001 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

2001 Ford Focus

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SE Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Bad and Worse
By pc1967 on

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

Review

Basically purchased it used for $3200, 20k miles later, after regular oil changes and sensible driving habits. It dropped the #4 valve seat effectively destroying the head and piston below the valve. This was the 2.0 SPI a.k.a split port engine.

Do not buy a 01 Focus if the 8th VIN digit is a letter P without signed documented proof from the dealer that the valve seats have been replaced with the improved design period!!

Ford should have seriously recalled this vehicle from the start. The only good thing that came out of this is, that I purchased a Toyota Yaris after this heap blew up.

If Ford gave me a shiny new Focus, Id sell it and get another Toyota right there on the lot.


Best Features

None it was a daily driver supposedly reported to be reliable according to edmunds. "cough not"

Worst Features

A official apology from Ford, and a recall regarding the faulty valve seats installed.
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