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Owned a lot of cars
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By Ace
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2002 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I've own a lot of cars, built here, in Europe, and Japan. You can't beat this car for the money. I drive a combination of stop and go city and highway miles every day and get 27 - 28mpg. Very reliable. I also got rid of the Firestone Firehawk tires and put on 4 new BF Goodrich Traction T/A's. Better handling and superior rain and snow handling. This car handles better than most cars costing over $35K. Nice trasmission, smooth engine needs more power. 150hp would be just right.


Best Features

Handling.


Worst Features

More power, better seats.


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3 Years & Counting @ 40k miles
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By Chelly1&2
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2002 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I'm back-Last review done 3/02. I've
had this car now through heat and cold,
hard and easy driving & I still love it!
5-speed manual with enough pep so long
as the A/C is off. MPG varies dep. on
how hard you'r driving it & if A/C is
on. peppy, hugs the curves, comfortable
long range hwy driver. not so great in
bumper to bumper, but what stick is?
Economical upkeep if you do as you're
supposed to. Check out www.teamfocus.us
for more info! FUN! FUN! FUN!


Best Features

Cruise, Hatch, roominess, ergo set-up for dials etc. Nice tight feel in turns and smooth ride on the hwy. Love getting the smiles and positive comments about how nice it looks. Love the color - Egg Yolk Yellow! Moonroof!!! POWER everything!


Worst Features

More or less the same as before-get rid of that center arm rest,wipers leaving that dribble. Ford Service Dealers need to keep up on TSB's and Recalls and know what the heck they're doing & talking about! A/C stinks like mildew. Bring up MPG! I know it can be done!


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FANTASTIC DRIVE
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By DEL323
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2002 Ford Focus Hatchback 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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Good Deal over 2 years into it
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By pastorgadget
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2002 Ford Focus Hatchback 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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Nice car to drive
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By Andy Tam
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Vehicle

2002 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

High stability and spacious interior
make Focus considerably better than
competition. Fuel economy is not its
better side but American market doesn't
care about that much.


Best Features

Real fun and reliable car to drive. I have it for 2 years and had no problems at all.


Worst Features

Little bit more power would make Focus really serious small car and competitors like Honda Civic wouldn't stand a chance.


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