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Nice Car...fun to drive!
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By kondich
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2002 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX5 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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So far I have only put 1,000 miles on this car in a little less than a month. I have been very happy with this car having previously owned a 2000 Ford Contour. This Focus ZX5 is getting better to drive each day as the engine continues to break in. I would also like to add that this car handles very well.


Favorite Features

The 16 inch rims with low profile tires definately give this car a modern look. The in-dash 6 CD changer is nice as well. The sunroof in my car makes it a lot more fun to drive in the sun.


Suggested Improvements

The engine could use a little boost in low end torque and power. Takes a little bit of a heavy foot to get the car moving sometimes.


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UNFOCUSED
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By FADED FOCUS
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2002 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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The car is junk. In order to vent the car with outside air, you have to open the windows, otherwise you get engine fumes. For a compact/economy car the mileage is terrible. If you are on freeways that travel over 55 miles per hour, the fuel mileage drops exponentially. When you reach sixty miles per hour, the engine just has no extra guts. Not one of Ford's better ideas. The Focus basically sucks!!!


Favorite Features

My favorite feature of the Focus was being able to trade it in for a full- size Crown Victoria, which gets better fuel mileage than the Focus when driven at speeds over 60 miles per hour.


Suggested Improvements

I suggest crushing the car, melting it down, and continue making Ford Escorts, which are a far superior car to the Focus.


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ZX3 B FUN!
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By zx3dynamo
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2002 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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In a nutshell, this little car has quite a lot going for it. It's a zippy little economy car that falls dangerously close to a low end sport car. It hugs the road and I have yet to lose traction in the rain. It takes a while to get used to the "snapple cap" turn signal but all in all, the car is worth every dollar.


Favorite Features

Stereo, seats, engine, traction, color


Suggested Improvements

Adjustable wipers should be standard on all cars


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WOW!
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By jmtrainfan
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2002 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX5 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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What a neat little car! I went down to look for a Taurus, and came home with a ZX5. I am impressed with the ride and drive for such a small car. Really a lot of fun to drive. I think it's the most comfortable small car I've tried. I really like the exterior styling.


Favorite Features

5 doors and the 6 disc stereo. This is a practical, yet fun car.


Suggested Improvements

Could use a little more power. Maybe it'll get better with a few more miles on it.


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love it
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By had 6 months
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2002 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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had 6 months without any problems at all. decent engine, excellent handling, great hatchback design, great stereo, good mileage. everything seems to work well and intelligently together. can't say enough good things about this car.


Favorite Features

stereo, engine, handling, looks.


Suggested Improvements

could use more power and better gas mileage (but what car couldn't?)


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