This car is great! I got it as a
graduation gift and drive it every
where. It is almost four years old and
I am about to roll over to 100,000
miles! I intend to drive this car
until it falls apart, and with the way
it is going it will be a while before
that happens! I cannot say enough
about the great size and handling of
this car. It is so fun to drive and I
get compliments on it all the time. I
definitely will stay in the focus
family when I decide to get something
I love the hatchback design. It is so
easy to drive and handles well. I just
love the look of this car.
The braking system that Ford chose is
one that wears out frequently. That is
the only thing I'd change about my baby!
I have had no problems with the car.
Other than the recalls, which are fine
as long as they fix the problem, the
only negative is that the tires and
brakes wear out far too quickly
(30,000 miles). Car is enjoyable and
has had no need for a mechanic other
than routine maintenance.
The Focus has a large interior which
makes it comfortable for even large
people like me (6'5").
The interior materials are cheap, the
brakes need to last longer, as do the
After 36k mi, only two issue to report.
I had a sensor go bad on the engine at
12k. Replaced under warranty. The
original right rear tire wore
unevenly. Otherwise, this car has been
good to me. The wagon's cargo space
has come in handy many times. The
engine power is adequate, although
more power would be nice. The advance
trac is wonderful in the snow. So far.
my ZTW has been a good car.
When we bought this car, it seemed to
have so many great features for an
affordable price. However, not two
months into it and with a brand new
baby riding in it, the mechanical
flaws rared their ugly heads. It
seemed atleast once a month their was
a recall on something mechanically
vital or something would just not
work, for example the key wouldn't
come out of the ignition one day.
Turns out the ignition was faulty and
recalled. A year later, the key
wouldn't go into the ignition. Turns
out that ignition had been recalled
too. It was fun at first, but after a
couple of thousand miles, it just
really starts to suck.
Loved car when bought. Still like it,
but tired of quirky surprises! Had a
cracked AC line 6 months after
purchase. It was at dlrshp 3 mths
waiting for for the part to come in.
Many recalls. Most recent on fuel pump.
Car can't be started to move just
couple of feet in driveway or critical
valve sticks and car won't restart. Dlr
says drive around block to avoid
problem. Prblm with wires in steering
column caused exterior light failure on
2 diff. occasions. Brakes(rotors too)
had to be replaced. Crz cntrl would not
remain engaged; had to be repaired.
Ignition swtch went bad, key would not
go into the ignition. Many rpr bills
while still making car pymts!
Acceleration, sharp steering, good
stereo, good trunk space, roomy,
reasonable gas mileage.
Install parts and provide workmanship
as if Ford was going to pay for any
repairs that arise. The consumer is
paying for sloppy manufacturing.