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


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Bought this new in 2001 and now use it as a second car. Much more fun to drive than my Camry. Takes the Western Pa hills and curves with ease. Very reliable. Only had to replace the spark plug wires after about 70,000 miles.


Best Features

Responsive handling, roomy interior, easy access to all areas, visibilty.


Worst Features

Engine is course when cold. Road noise. Could use flanges on wheel wells to prevent stone chips on the sides.


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Never buy one this
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By gracie
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2001 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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You are better of setting a few thousand dollars on fire and then buying a used Honda or Toyota. I have spent 3K on this in the past 6 weeks, three trips to the dealership and it only has 65k on it. I truly would love to see the US produce a car that did not break down every season, but to date every experence that I have had over the past 12 years with US cars are the same. My wifes Honda has 100k and has never, I repeat never had a single problem.


Best Features

gas mileage


Worst Features

If ford does not invest in quality parts the company will not see 2020


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I love my beater!
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By nessa_d
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2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my 2001 focus off a small used dealer for a great price with 75000 miles on the car. I didn't know much about it when I purchased it, but once I saw it, I knew it was for me. I travel a lot for my job. I needed a dependable fuel efficient car. What I didn't know is that I found the most reliable car I've ever owned. I put 100000 miles on the car since then and only replaced the tires. The tires do wear faster then other vehicles but a small price to pay for no major repairs! I love my car.


Best Features

Suprisingly safe, it made it threw a collision with a Nissan Altima and i suffered no damage. Wish I could say the same for the counter... All controls are self explanitory and easy to use.


Worst Features

Cup holders able to hold the big 32 ouncers on the passenger side! Thats it!


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


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This car is very reliable; a couple minor recalls; no breakdowns. Fuel usage consistently 33 MPG combined city/highway even split.


Best Features

Good gas mileage. Handles nice. Looks nice.


Worst Features

None.


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


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I bought this car brand new in September 2001. It has been a very dependable car. Replaced the fuel pump once under the recall, had both back window gears replaced. Took great care of it. The engine blew up last week with nearly 144,000 miles on her. Due to depreciation it's not worth putting a new engine in her so I've moved up to a 2007 Focus. The 2001 was a wonderful vehicle: fun to drive and fuel efficient before fuel efficiency was cool. I'm going to miss my blue beastie.


Best Features

Fuel efficient, style, comfort, good sound system.


Worst Features

Wish the would put the cup holders in a better location. Even on the 2007 they're in a bugger of a spot.


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