4 years and counting
By Loyola C. on
2003 Ford Focus LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I'm torn on this car. I've had it for 4 years and had to replace the alternator today (cost $531.89 p/l). Like some other people, early in the purchase I had problems w/the ignition and had to have it replaced. I had to have the tires replaced too. I've always made sure to service the vehicle and care for it as instructed, and other than the alternator, I haven't had to deal w/any major repairs yet. For a lower end car, I think it has done pretty good.
Really good highway mileage. Drove from Salt Lake to Vegas to Phoenix & back; cost about $160.00 for gas.
It seems like an alternator shouldn't need to be replaced after 4 years. Easier access to the break lights/bulbs for replacement.