2002 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Well laid out, poorly built

2002 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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Well laid out, poorly built
By Phil on


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


We bought this car as students, and chose the wagon because we took lots of road trips and camped a lot. The car is very roomy for cargo storage, and the roof rack has come in handy more than once. The ergonomics of the dash and radio are great, the fuel economy is good. Our issues with the car have really been in the quality of the build rather than in its design. Front springs broke at 50K, one spark plug stopped firing at 30K (covered by warranty), we've gone through three sets of tires despite regular alignment and rotations, brakes are small and wear away quickly, and rear license plate light fell out at about 22K miles. Rear window no longer goes up if it gets put down.

Best Features

Exterior styling, cargo roominess, ergonomic controls.

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