2001 Ford Focus Consumer Review: This car is HORRIBLE

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This car is HORRIBLE
By qtbex87 on


2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


When i bought the car i had 62000 mi on it and now its been 5 years with 116000 ive had to replace the trasmission, replace the water pump and timing belt, replaced the coolant system 2 times not to mention the hoses and clamps about 3 times or more tires have been replaced twice, just when you think the car is ok something else will break and it costs at least 500 dollars or more! the car has electric problems sometimes the lights will just go out by itself i bought it for 8000 and spent almost triple that amount fixing this stupid car. the cd player you have to get replaced since the cds will stop playing after like 20 min or less the only good thing with this car is the gas milage
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By crshpng27
on 06/26/12 07:04 AM (PDT)

Wow, I am glad I just saw this. I was thinking about putting more money in to it until I read this article. I bought it used and I only have had it for 3 years, got it up to 103,000 miles. Already fixed the coolant once, and they are telling me I need to fix it again...in less than a years time! Also had the same excact problem with the electrical problems, the CD player, and the water pump. Additionally my AC died and one of my back rear tires is prone to go flat unless I keep enough air in it(even after I had it replaced). I'm not stick around for the trasmission for go out. Correct, only good thing is the gas mileage, I could get up to 36 mpg. Thanks for the review!

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