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By JMahler1980
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2000 Ford Focus ZTS 4dr Sedan


Review

I think the Focus is a great car for
the money. Looking at some of the
other reviews made me realize that
people get, what they pay for. I have
only had one problem with my Focus,
and luckily my Brother is a Ford
technican, and advised me the fuel
pump was being recalled. In a little
over a year I have about 50,000 miles
on my Focus and am still loving it!!!
Ford did a great Job!


Best Features

Sony stero system, 6 disc cd changer, leather seats and wheels!


Worst Features

Make the back end a little lower! Can't see to back up!


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One of the Lucky Ones ?
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By PHILG
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2000 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan


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After reading some of these reviews I
felt as if I needed to submit one to
defend this car a bit! I'm not an avid
supporter of any car make, rather a
person who buys a car out of
necessity! I drive alot! I've owned 7
new cars in the past and believe it or
not,the Focus has been the best!
Recalls don't bother me as long as the
problems are corrected. This vehicle
has 112,000 and still runs perfect.
There may not be the same amount of
zip when I first drove off the lot,
but the Focus has been very good to
me. There have been no major repair
expenses other than brakes, tires, and
a set of spark plugs and wires! So,
don't believe all of the hype!


Best Features

Style


Worst Features

The fuel economy isn't as good as Ford claims. I average around 22MPG between city and highway!


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Could do without the dealers
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By cheeseshark
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback


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I have moved 3 times (all away from my
purchasing dealer) since purchasing my
ZX3. It has been through every recall
and program (7 or 8 now, I think) and
at each step I have had to bear the
burden of ford dealers who treat each
request for service as though it were
MY faulty craftsmanship that created
the service needs (1 exception,
University Ford, Peoria, IL -great
attitudes and service). But, I've moved
again and I now take my vehicle to a
local mechanic for EVERYTHING.


Best Features

+headroom, +economy, +styling, +financing, +performance -seats, -defects, -majority of dealers I've experienced


Worst Features

My job is not to tell them how to do their job. I purchased a ford because my dad has fords. I will drive this focus until it's used up, and then I will never buy a ford again. It's too late for suggestions, ford knows perfectly well where they've cut corners.


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Very Satisfied
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By Lindon D Greer
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2000 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon


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Can not believe the cargo space. We had
a full size 1951 Plymouth Station Wagon
that did not have anymore room than the
Focus. We like everything about it so
far except for the gas milage, it's
nothing close to whats advertised after
a complete tuneup,oil change &
filter,and air filter it's still only
in the lower 20's. Otherwise a
fantastic auto for the money.


Best Features

Passenger seat can adjust up or down, Srereo w/CD player, rear wiper w/ heated rear window and best of all the rear cargo space w/seat down.


Worst Features

Gas milage should at least come close to advertised.


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Just a few problems
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By Orlando
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2000 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

I owned this vehicle for just under
four years and 85,000 miles. The
recalls were annoying and I stopped
getting them corrected, which actually
led to one problem. The tires wear out
quickly, as do the brakes. Ford did
replace all the brakes free of charge
after one year. I had the rear left
wheel bearing break at about 70K miles.
I think this was a recall issue. I had
several problems with a bad battery
cable causing the car not to start (or
die in traffic). I think the car
juiced batteries. I went through 3 in
four years. Other than
tires/brakes/wheel bearing, the only
other problem was a broken air hose
(about $125 repair).


Best Features

Large trunk, you feel high in the vehicle so you can see the road and surroundings pretty well.


Worst Features

Arm rests should be standard. The one I got didn't have one. The batteries are "reversed polarity" which makes it tricky to find the correct size at places like Wal-Mart.


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