Just upgraded and happy as a lark!
By Roarmeister on
Vehicle2000 Ford Focus ZTS 4dr Sedan
ReviewGreat car with # of annoying problems
and a history of engineering problems.
11 recalls, but only ONE had any impact.
-Rubber Trim pieces loose
-Leaves got into air intake causing a
burning leaves smell
-Clutch return spring causing shifing
-Plastic air dam panel came loose
-Driver's door power actuator broken
-Door panel broken
-Inaccurate fuel gauge readings
-Brakes started to make strange wear
noises at around 24k, due to the type of
material Ford used. Brakes could not
always depress the pedal 100% but this
had no affect the stopping action
-Driver's headrest would not stay in
place but would constantly "ride up"
Best FeaturesLots of room, headroom is excellent even when seat in at it's highest setting. Good width but could be a tad wider. Back seat accommodation is great or better than the competition. Great view of the road except in drivers rear quadrants. Very good handling and ride (but not great).
Worst FeaturesChange design of the wipers Delete shifter ring Console too high Extra power point on the console Why press unlock button 2x to open trunk Back doors do not open wide My adult passengers had trouble opening door even with the ChildProof lock disabled Driver seat not supportive enough
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