2001 Ford Focus Consumer Review: OK but fun

2001 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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

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OK but fun
By eric on


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


The 2001 ZX3 is an OK car. I had one since the beginning and it's been OK. This car balances out with a lot of trips to the dealer for fixes but pretty dang fun drive when you get it back. There is too much rattling inside at around 50,000 miles but everything still holds on strong. One thing I am very happy with is its performance on the highway. This car can somehow cruise at 85 miles an hour at only 3500 rpms! I get around only 20 miles a gallon at that speed but sometimes it's worth it.

Best Features

Car handles like a dream. The sound system is surprisingly good. Pretty neat looking. Good performance. Great price for everything.

Worst Features

Better build quality inside and out. Better tires and needs better brakes. I replace breaks and tires every year it seems like!
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