2002 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Great design; terrible quality

2002 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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SE Wagon (2.0L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Great design; terrible quality.
By Jim on


2002 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Engine wire pulled loose while driving; car stopped running and had to be towed. Engine sensor broke; car would not run over 30 m.p.h. Tires worn out after 25,000 miles; over $120 each to replace (Ford used a non-standard size). Rear brake pads worn out after 30,000 miles. While replacing pads, discovered bearing hub cap was never installed on one side. Tailgate won't stay open. CD player ate CDs and then stopped working (twice). Screws to open CD player require a special tool to remove. Ignition switch broke at 30,000 miles - key would not turn, could not start- drive car. Ford refused to pay for fix, despite dozens of owners reporting similar problems on websites.

Best Features

Handles very well. Lots of headroom.

Worst Features

Use better quality parts, and take more care when putting them together.
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