Used 2001 Ford Focus Sedan Consumer Reviews - 90 Car Reviews | Edmunds

Consumer Reviews

2001 Ford Focus Sedan

Average Consumer Rating

90 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Focus model:

sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Worst Car I EVER owned
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By corncars
on

Vehicle

2001 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is the worst car EVER! I did not want an American car, but my spouse insisted. This is like driving a time bomb! The dash board lights flash and blink, the radio works when it feels like and the speedo just stops abruptly! The dealer can not figure out what is wrong. It is leaking and burning oil and when the heat is on, the fumes fill the car, again, Ford has not explanation. It looked nice and sporty, but the inside is ROTTEN! Spend your money on a nice Toyota or Hyndai, at least you'll get a 100,000 mile warranty!


Best Features

NONE


Worst Features

Electronics that work, dealers that can fix problems!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

2001 Ford Focus
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Silvia
on

Vehicle

2001 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great car! I like the look of the car. It does not go out of style, especially the shape of the rear and front lights.


Best Features

The look or style


Worst Features

It is lacking a little velocity. The car needs to respond quickly


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Good All Around, Except a Few Things
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Seth
on

Vehicle

2001 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This was one of the first cars I had, and it was very fun. The SOHC I-4 was very stout but I would have liked to have a ZETEC instead. There are a few drawbacks to my car. The factory stereo was good, but it had problems reading CDs so I had to get an aftermarket one. I had the car from 74k to 78k and around 77k, I had some issues with the idle. It would die on me at idle. Probably had bad fuel. The alternator couldn't handle the extra power of a 300 watt amp and a 50 watt CD stereo. Not enough amps. Overall my Focus was a great car and extremely fun to drive, but it lacked power in the top of the RPMs. That would have come in handy at the drag strip.


Best Features

Stock speakers. Steering wheel. E-brake


Worst Features

High amp alternator. Brake rotors that won't kill my pads. Exhaust manifold leak.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Best new car I ever owned
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By ftn
on

Vehicle

2001 Ford Focus Sedan Street 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Bought new in June 2001, our Ford Focus Street Edition has been a great car. Comfortable, handles GREAT, very good gas mileage, very reliable. A few relatively minor issues have occurred but overall we've had a wonderful experience with this car!


Best Features

Handling, gas mileage - average about 32 MPG, regularly get 36-37 on trips and once got over 40mpg on a several hundred mile trip. Seating position, styling, engine performance, 5sp manual shift, trunk space, interior room, exterior styling! What more can I say - it's a GREAT car!


Worst Features

Fuel pump failed which was recognized problem by Ford - replaced free but should have been recalled. Also had 2 EGR sensors replaced. Brakes squealed until replaced. Volume control on 6 disc changer unit has been problematic. Better speakers would help. Fix these & it's the best value on the market!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Nice Car
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Randy Zick
on

Vehicle

2001 Ford Focus Sedan Street 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This has been a great car. Dealer had to replace wire harness for the radiator fans, and also had to replace the windshield washer pump. Just had a major wire repair done, something with putting gas to the engine. Good engine, great performance, and nice handling. Still a great car and gets great gas mileage. Love the idea of the side air bags. Just had to replace the freon in the air conditioning system, but could do the myself. Would recommend this car to others.


Best Features

Great handling, good gas mileage, nice handling, and GREAT pick up and GO!


Worst Features

Standard traction control, and standard 4-wheel ABS.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT