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FANTASTIC DRIVE
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By DEL323
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2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car is 2nd only to my BMW 3
series for less than half the price.
The handling is great, steering
feedback is excellent and power is
adequate. Its been very reliable so
far.


Best Features

Handling, steering, visibility, controls


Worst Features

Engine smoothness and power, FUEL ECONOLY (why only 25 mpg ?)


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2 Year Update
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By urlacher_fan54
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2002 Ford Focus ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I bought my zts about 2 years ago and am
still pretty happy with it. If you are
looking for a cheap car, this is a great
option. Overall it is still a nice car.
One of my rim caps fell off ($20). My
dealership didn't send me my extended
warranty papers and when I went to my
dealership I got the run around. My
front passenger speaker is blown and my
stereo sometimes (rarely, only 3 times
in the 2 years I've had it) shuts off
when pushing the buttons in the middle
where it disconnects. The center console
was not made well and doesn't latch well
anymore. I'm thinking about taking my
car in to fix some of these problems but
not looking forward to it.


Best Features

Ability to make tight turns. Comfortable chairs. Plenty of bang for the buck.


Worst Features

Put a little more quality into the brakes and stereo speakers. Could use a better motor, which they improved on the new models this year. Too much road noise.


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Good Deal over 2 years into it
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By pastorgadget
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2002 Ford Focus ZX5 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

We bought this car as a second car then
our larger oldsmobile died. It is now
our primary car for our family of four.
We put alot of miles on it and do alot
of city driving. It has run well, only
problem was with the battery cable. It
handles well, as fun as it did when we
first bought it. We have driven many
long trips with the car and have no
problems. We purchased a car top
carrier from Sears and a rack to hold
it from thule. That has worked great.
For the money this is a great car.
Would I buy another one, yep without a
doubt. I love the economy of it.


Best Features

CD Player, handling, versatility of the hatchback


Worst Features

Rear seat lighting, that has already been said. More power of course but that is why they made the SVT, then a free trade up to the SVT would be nice :)


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Incomparable in Class
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By cyberfossil
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2002 Ford Focus SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Besides a 911, haven't driven a better
handling car (magazines compare it to
a Boxster's handling). The power off
the line is not where it's at unless
you drop the clutch at high RPM (bad
for your clutch, obviously). It's
when you get rolling that you notice
the difference. It eats up corners
and is quite forgiving. Side air bags
are a nice touch. The front seats are
pretty good but wished I waited for
the Recaros. Excellent ride.


Best Features

Wolf in sheep's clothing, cornering ability, and very smooth ride compared to other cars that handle like the SVT.


Worst Features

No premium gas and more low end torque.


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As Fun to Drive as they say
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By psendab
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2002 Ford Focus ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Our 2002 Focus ZTS is as fun to drive
as they say it is! It corners great
and has fairly good acceleration. This
has been a great car for a family of
4. We have two young kids and they fit
well, including taking one of their
Grandmothers with us at times. The
trunk is surprisingly roomy and holds
enough luggage for a week long road
trip. We have had no mechanical
problems and only one repair due to a
missing retainer on the inner wheel
well trim.


Best Features

Height Adjustable Seat and Tilt/Telescoping steering wheel. I am 6' 6" and my wife is 5' 2", but because of these two features this car fits us both. I also like the roominess, we have seated 5 persons several times and comfortable enough for short drives.


Worst Features

Consider the newer 2.3L PZEV engine for additional power in the hills and better fuel economy if you live in the mountains.


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