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2002 Ford Focus Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

2002 Ford Focus Hatchback

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I love my Focus!!
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By Tammers35
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2002 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX5 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I test drove the Sentra, Civic, Rio,
Echo, and Accent before the Focus. The
Civic and Sentra were a slightly
highter quality, but MUCH higher in
price for the same options that ZX5 had
standard. The others didn't even offer
all the options I wanted (automatic
power everything & cruise)at any price.
I would have bought this car even
without the year end clearance price.
It's fun to drive, handles great, has
just enough power, and is EASY to
park!


Best Features

I love the sporty look of the Focus. It's easy to zip in and out of traffic, but this could get me in trouble! Every day as I parallel park on the lfet side of a busy downtown street I LOVE this car.


Worst Features

The side mirrors are very small. The automatic engine could have a little more pep. If you are very tall, the lack of interior space could be a problem.


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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)


Review

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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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)


Review

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!!!


Best 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.


Worst Features

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)


Review

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.


Best Features

Stereo, seats, engine, traction, color


Worst Features

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)


Review

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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