By DC Boomer on
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
This is a great commuter car, perfect for quick maneuvers and fast stops.
I'm tall and the seats are comfortable and the visibility is great. The only
defect was a faint rattle in the rear which was quickly repaired by the dealer.
The ZX3 is a great value for the money.
I really like the exterior and interior design, and the dashboard is great for
looks and logical layout. The manual transmission is crisp and the engine
has good torque. The sound system is awesome.
Gas mileage could definitely be better, with 21 mpg around town, 32 mpg on
long freeway trips. Also, there is a little too much wind noise at high speeds.