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2000 Ford Focus

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Wouldn't Trade it for The World
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By LoveMyFocus
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback


Review

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
new!


Best Features

I love the hatchback design. It is so easy to drive and handles well. I just love the look of this car.


Worst Features

The braking system that Ford chose is one that wears out frequently. That is the only thing I'd change about my baby!


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Solid Car
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By bjman71
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2000 Ford Focus LX 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Best Features

The Focus has a large interior which makes it comfortable for even large people like me (6'5").


Worst Features

The interior materials are cheap, the brakes need to last longer, as do the factory tires.


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ZTW
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By HRW
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2000 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon


Review

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.


Best Features

Looks, cargo space, ride/handling, interior design/radio&ac controls.


Worst Features

A little more power...solved with the 04 2.3l. A little better gas mileage. A cancel feature for the cruise control.


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A Big Let Down
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By mandi
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2000 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Best Features

Ilike the adjustable steering wheel and seats


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Zippy, Fun But Extremely Frustrating
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By KCM
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2000 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

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!


Best Features

Acceleration, sharp steering, good stereo, good trunk space, roomy, reasonable gas mileage.


Worst Features

Install parts and provide workmanship as if Ford was going to pay for any repairs that arise. The consumer is paying for sloppy manufacturing.


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