2000 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Very Reliable, Very Forgiving

2000 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Very Reliable, Very Forgiving, and Very Good MPG
By fusioncell on


2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback


159k miles now. 37Mpg hwy . Replaced coil pack, brakes, and thermostat housing were the only normal maintenance items. The sporty look and functionality of the ZX3 Hatchback still makes me happy.
After 10 years of owning the 1st year made Focus, our daughter ran off the road through a ditch and cut down a few small trees with this car.
She was unhurt,
the Focus was bent but not broken beyond repair.
A motor mount, a tie rod,
a tire, and some exhaust rebending put her back in good balance.
and some body work on the rear quarter... but that was the only real big expense.
Everything was repairable by the weekend warrior skills of good neighbors.
Great car !

Best Features

Front buckets are big and comfortable for such a small car, made long distance driving better.

Worst Features

At 133HP for year 2000... it is a little underpowered uphill in 5th gear. Could use a turbo, or supercharger.
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