2001 Ford Focus Overview

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Trims

LX
65 national listings
SE
131 national listings
SE Wagon
Avg. Price: $3,923
Street
Street Wagon
ZTS
34 national listings
ZX3
Avg. Price: $4,183

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Average User Score

45 stars

Based on 96 reviews

Great Little Car by William
 — I love this car!!! This car is great. Performance- It was some power to it, more then you would think out of small car. The handling can get a little tricky on bumps. Performance I give this car f... Read More
A Versatile And Efficient Design by mkbrbkr
 — This car has given reliable performance and consistent gas mileage (26 city / 35hwy) over 126,000 miles of ownership. Focus SE wagon has sport handling with nice manual shift. A very dog friendly carg... Read More
Fun To Drive!! by Nicole
 — This car has afew extras being the street edition and is much tighter on the road due to the european tuned suspension and the bigger 16 inch wheels. I find all the controls easy to reach and for sig... Read More

2001 Ford Focus Overview

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Based on 96 reviews

2001 Ford Focus

The 2001 Ford Focus continued to be a favorite with reviewers and drivers for its roomy interior, smooth handling, and great gas mileage.  The line's second year in North America proved a difficult one, though, with voluntary recalls for problems with a suspension bolt and with a battery cable on the premium Z-trim engine.

It seemed that if you got a 2001 Focus that was free of these production flaws, you loved it; but when they were bad, they were horrid.  Bill Ford soothed investors with press conferences praising the potential of the line, and he probably wasn't spinning too hard.  The Ford Focus filled a significant niche in the family compact market, and the line offered one of the most durable, affordable wagons available in the US.

Trims for the 2001 Ford Focus included the Street and SE lines, available as four-door wagon and sedan body models, a four-door LX sedan, and the performance-enhanced ZTS sedan and two-door ZX3 hatchback.

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Ford Focus Questions

tropalinski66
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When Putting My Foot On The Break Pedal My Tailgate Locking Mechanism Relea...

I have a 2001 ford focus 3dr 2,0ltr.

6 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 days ago)
marythomas1989
10

Battery Cables, Alternator, Or Pcm?

2001 automatic Ford Focus problem! Randomly when I am driving at either high or low speeds my car will all of the sudden jolt and lose acceleration as if it shifted into neutral. It only lasts for a...

29 views with 6 answers (last answer 6 days ago)
myjollopy1715
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How Do I Reset In Aftermarket Anti-theft Device On A 2001 Ford Focus

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Jayfreeze360
60

2001 Ford Focus Zx3 Hard Start And Stall Problem.

I seem to be coming across a hard start and stalling problem with my Focus. It is difficult to start, meaning it just won't grab or turn over when I go to start it. When it does, it has a hard time st...

1,073 views with 16 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Randi Jo
0

I Need Help Identifying A Part

Hello, I have a broken part on the rear driver- side of my 2001 ford focus. I looks as if it attaches the struts and all of that stuff to the side of the car. The bar has snapped. I am sure this pa...

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