2001 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Costly Mistake

2001 Ford Focus Hatchback - Consumer Review

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By MeganRC on


2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Mom & I bought "foci" & regret it.
I’ve replaced my ignition @30K mi;
my mom's was replaced twice @ the same
mileage. My check engine light is on &
dealership didn’t fix the trouble; they
reset the light. A week later the
warranty ran out & the light came back.
I won’t take it to Ford due to
disappointing experiences @ 2 shops in
2 parts of FL. My mechanic said
this trouble could cost 150-500
depending on if it’s a leaking hose or
a defective valve. My mom's is having
this problem (still under warranty)&
the dealership said it didn’t cover
this & it would cost her 300+ to fix.
The fabric on the seat has worn all the
way through in places-I‘m 120lbs

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What company would market such a lemon & expect returning customers or referrals? I’m 20, I'll never buy FORD again. I don't recommend Focus. The only good thing is that the reps @ Ford Credit are helpful & understanding & there are payment methods(on line/ phone)+fee

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The only way to improve this car is to gut it and start over. If FORD won’t offer quality products, they should at least offer a warranty that covers their poor "craft"manship.
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