2000 Ford Focus User Reviews

2000 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 41 reviews
"ride" 30 reviews
"handling" 25 reviews
"power" 17 reviews
"big space" 9 reviews
CONS
"power" 23 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"small power" 5 reviews
"brakes" 4 reviews
"paint job" 3 reviews

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Kimmichu writes:
2000 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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3

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Fuel efficiency, family car. I got it free from my neighbor  who got a new car.

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Maintenance is a  concern, altenater cost $185.00.

Kimmichu
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It Is A Ford. — I like the extra storage, child proof doors, great on fuel. Maintence can run you a great sum, something is always going wrong with my focus. it makes a decent car for getting to doctor's office, groceryshopping. Not to sure if id trust it on a road trip.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Toletgo1234 writes:
2000 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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Cheap, great on gas. Parts are easy to replace and maintain

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Wheel bearings and alignment issues. Common ford tick in the engine or components

Toletgo1234
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Great Car, Owned It For 8 Years And Never Left Me Stranded — Car has 233,000 miles + and seems to still be running great, has had a small loss in power but nothing to fret over. Have ran the crap out of this vehicle and it has treated me well. Great car And would hate to sell or junk it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Toletgo1234 writes:
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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Cheap, great on gas. Parts are usually easy to replace.

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Some intermittent issues. Ball joints, upper strut mounts, fuel delivery. Shocks. Alignment issues. And some electrical problems

Toletgo1234
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Love The Car, Overall I Never Have Regret Purchasing The Vehicle — i like the price, they are fairly cheap. Cheap on gas, and cheap to insure and register. The vehicle has a fair amount of space for smaller needs. Dislike the electrical problems and wheel bearing problems. Need to convert rear end to 05 or later disc set up

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ppkleen writes:
2000 Ford Focus LX Review
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The fuel economy is great

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The engine is faulty

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Focusville — This car is small fuel economy good the motor is faulty, and the seating is good I like the style but the the engine really throws me. The tires are good the body is great but there has been a lot talk about the defects in the model.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jake writes:
2000 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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its no STI

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slow and has an auto trans

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Not My Kinda Car — great car for someone who is looking for a car just to get somewhere. its comfortable and get good gas mileage but its so so so so slow. been pretty reliable though. would make a great first car. i want to replace it with a 2008 STI

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kyle writes:
2000 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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Zetec Engine

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No power windows

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2fst4u — Good everyday car, has the extra space if you need to haul something. Not bad on the highway. Cheap to maintain but parts are in odd places. It has good get up and go with the Zetec Engine. Wouldn't buy a duratec one

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JT writes:
2000 Ford Focus SE Review
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great car

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the only bad thing is that it doesnt plant u back in your seat like my mustang does

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Awesome Car — doesnt have the same get up but it is fast enough. great mpg and i never had a single problem with it. the stock stereo was good. the space was good often fit a few more than five people in the car. the car looked good and was comfortable to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mark writes:
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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Handling, capacity and fuel economy.

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Rear brake drums and power.

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Good Daily Driver — Performs well for a daily driver. The car looks nice but could use some lowering springs. I bought the car for $400 so it was pretty much a steal. The car is overall fun to drive since it is small, sporty and manual.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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It's a good all-rounder

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it could use a bit more hp

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Ford Focus Tddi — Performance - there is none Build quality - it's a Ford, so it has its ups and downs Appearance - it doesn't quite show it's age, so that's a good thing Cost of Ownership - the occasional thing breaks or wears out, but is usually cheap to fix. It does very good mileage Fun Factor - it's quite fun to drive on occasion :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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adelisi915 writes:
2000 Ford Focus SE Review
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Not expensive to repair, small, spacious

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Bad gas mileage as it ages, acceleration gets "stuck"

adelisi915
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Best As A First Car — Since this was my first car and a generous hand-me-down from my uncle, I didn't have much of a choice. I've been driving it for more than a year now. I've had to fix the brakes many times. Braking is kind of slow and a bit unresponsive. The exhaust is very loud and rumbles the car, which a mechanic told me is very typical of old Focuses. It is a "cute" car, but does not have a front end that I particularly like (reminds me of a shark nose?). As it got older, gas mileage got worse and worse. I even took note: 6.750 gallons of gas only got me 145 miles - that's only 21.5 mpg FOR A 4-CYLINDER! Honestly, I feel that anything that can go wrong with this car....eventually will. Thankfully, the parts are generic and not too expensive. I do like that it is small and can "squeeze" into spaces and the blindspot is not bad either. Overall, it's a great first car, but I need an upgrade.

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2014 Ford Focus Reviews

A Very Smooth And Quiet Ride By Wilma50

I like how it looks and handles. It is very quiet and very smooth, especially around corners and over pot holes. I am very impressed overall with both the feel and maintenance and would definitely re... Read More

Great Car For The Money By LAREDOTECH1

This is the first hatchback I have ever owned. This car handles pretty good and great fuel economy. I have always owned mustangs so it was very different owing this car. Over all this is a great car. ... Read More

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2013 Ford Focus Reviews

Excellent Drivers Car By Ntfknrnd

Best car I have ever owned. One of the most fun cars I have ever driven. Great compromise on price, performance and economy. very reliable, would definitely purchase the new RS focus on the heels of ... Read More

Loved It Until My Grandchildren Out Grew The Back Seat By Bmhaas

Loved the ride, the options and the gas mileage! The heated seats were very nice in the winter and the back up camera was a nice feature, even for parking, The car would be perfet for a small family... Read More

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2012 Ford Focus Reviews

Great First Car By lastmermaid92

Not a big fan of the blind spots in the back, or the lack of cargo space. Had great gas mileage, and was reliable in getting around. Not overly costly, but not flashy either. Would make a great car fo... Read More

Loved The Car, But Transmission Was Problematic By Tedzinski

Transmission failure twice in 60K miles. Paid for by ford, with rental so not so bad. Loved all else, except it was noisy on the highway. Probably tires as they still had about 25% wear left at 60K.... Read More

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2011 Ford Focus Reviews

Fun To Drive By mditty23

The SES model has some very nice features. What I like the best for winter driving is the heated mirrors, traction and stability control. would never be without them now. The gas mileage is excellent... Read More

2011 Ford Focus Sel By NitaScottSellsCars

I like the way the car looked inside and out. I drove it to Greenville, NC on a full tank of gas & filled up once I got there. I also took a trip to Dolly Wood in Pigeon Forge, TN both trips was comfo... Read More

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2010 Ford Focus Reviews

Very Good Do Not Have Any Second Thoughts About Buying It By jake_50

car is very practical for some one looking for a cheap car that will always start and get them to where they need to go with out having to cut back on styling or power. a very good all around car Read More

Standard Car By Byron

This is the benchmark by which all other cars are judged. This is standard car #123456. It will get you to point A and back to point B with minimal fuss, though it won't look pretty doing it. The buil... Read More

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