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2001 Ford Focus Hatchback

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ZX3 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (93 reviews )

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great handling but mechanical trouble
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By Scott
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2001 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have experienced quite a few mechanical issues with this car and I would not buy another.


Best Features

Great handling, tons of room for cargo in the hatch.


Worst Features

A little more power, more lumbar support (though not a huge issue), more reliably built.


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Great Car/Bad Brakes
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By Dan
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2001 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Great car, but watch out for the brakes especially the front brake pads that go quickly. Also the radio tend to be cheap. My wife and I both own 2001 Focus cars and have found that they both experience the same troubles at almost the same exact time. I have enjoyed this car, but hate the dealership and the service they provide.


Best Features

5 speed handling.


Worst Features

Better braking system and audio system.


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It's costing me now
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By laura4953
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2001 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This was the first car I ever bought. I researched it and got a fairly decent deal. However I've had a lot of mechanical problems with it. It was at the dealer for a week cause it wouldn't start. And more recently it hss taken to not starting and sporadically stalling. I took it to 1 dealer and they claimed the stalling was from a faulty fuel pump and fixed it under warranty. Two weeks later it was still stalling and I took it to another dealer, because I moved, and it's been there for over a month and they have no clue what's wrong with it. A real mind boggler they said. I've spent a fortune in rental and repairs and its still broken. All I can say is I'm never buying Ford again!


Best Features

I like the layout of the interior. And there's plenty of room in the car.


Worst Features

The radio buttons stick and half don't work. So I hope they fixed the radio. And if they could make the car so that it was reliable in starting and wouldn't stall.. that would be great.


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Brian's Focus
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By bjhfla
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2001 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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The Focus gets great gas mileage. As far the interior of the car I think it's cheap and does not wear well. The engine is great, the A/C is no good; it stopped working after a year and half. Have never had problems with tire wear. I had gotten 55,000 on the first set and are only on my 2nd set. As of now, I would most likely not buy another Ford product when I do go to get a new car.


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this car is better than its reputation
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By JLS
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2001 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I am the original owner of my Focus. I have been driving it for 3-4 years. It is not the fastest car at the light, but you knew that. It is however, a great deal: once it gets going, it really goes; reliable, responsive, handles extremely well (I live in the midwest and laugh at many when I pull easily out of snow), and easy at the gas pump. All in all, a great little car.


Best Features

Maneuverability, reliability. What more needs to be said about any car.


Worst Features

Change the head rests.


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