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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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Piece o' junk
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By BadFocus
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2000 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

Here's a partial list in order of
importance: cruise control (3 times),
Horn (twice), water pump exploding
($350), on-board computer system
($750), engine lights consistently
staying on keeping me from passing
emissions ($1000) and the worst of them
all: the engine mounts breaking and my
engine falling out! This ran me
another $1,000. Also, I had two minor
wrecks at less than 15 MPH. The damage
due to those was amazing as the shoddy
workmanship really showed. I couldn't
have made a worse choice than the Focus.


Best Features

Nice sound system for factory. Large trunk. It's a fun drive for its class.


Worst Features

You just have to make a car that doesn't fall apart! It's awful how American automobiles can't compete in the entry class of cars. Incidently, I just bought a 2000 Accord.


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Good car for a good price
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By dlm04
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback


Review

I got this car with 165,000miles on it
only because it was a really good deal.
I have only put on about 4,000 since i
got it but nothing has gone wrong yet.
There is the burning smell that comes
from the engine, like oil or something.
Its a great car but its not to
dependable in the snow, but since its
light its easy to push out.


Best Features

The seats are very comfortable and im told the back seats are to, It has some get up and go for a 4 banger.


Worst Features

Needs some lumbar support, standard power windows, seems like im always putting gas in it. I dont like how the driving lights turn off when you take the key out.


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Wishful thinking
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By Hello Toyota
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2000 Ford Focus LX 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car brand new. Since
then i have had numourous recalls on
it. It has been very inconvenient
constantly have the car in the shop.
The ignition has locked on me on
several occasions. THank you ford for
extending the warrenty. No thank you
for not extending the whole warrenty
not just the powertrain. Klaben was
very unprofessional in their help. It
was fun to drive. Just very
inconvenient.


Best Features

Exterior body style. Fuel Emissions. Interior Room.


Worst Features

Go back to the drawing board. Economy doesn't mean poor quality.


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10 Reasons why you should't own a Focus
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By Save your marriage
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2000 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan


Review

1)Record recalls and svce maintenance.
2)Inadequate driver seating for folks
over 6 ft tall.(I'm 6 2" and have to
recline the seat so I don't hit my head
on the roof 3)A/C is a joke. 4)Engine
is noisy and rattly after 40K miles. 5)
Interior head fabric separates from
roof after 42K miles. 6)Headlight falls
out at 25K miles. 7)Cupholders (console)
can't accomodate starbucks or Dunkin'
Donuts medium size cups. 8)Original
Goodyear tires are too expensive for
such cheap car... $164 to replace a
tire when I drove into a pot hole. 9)
Motor in two power windows broke at 20K
miles. 10)Ford Focus is a terrible
wedding anniversary gift


Best Features

When I think of one, it will be announced on major TV networks.


Worst Features

Dear Ford, please trash car and refund my money...


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