By Half and Half on
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
When I bought it, it was the best value and the most pleasant car in its class. The problems I have had are minimal, however they are still problems with a car 1 year old. My DPFE sensor on my dash has malfunctioned twice. And I had that same chatter in the back window above 55 mph. Luckily I have not hit the big 36K yet. But when I do these defective pieces may come back to haunt me in the service dept. Other than that the car has been reliable.
The tight handling allows hard, fast turns.
Recall the DPFE sensor and make the window hardware more durable.