2001 Ford Focus Overview


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SE Wagon
41 national listings
Street Wagon
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92 national listings

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Average User Score

45 stars

Based on 101 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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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

Brenda Johnson

Transmission Or Linkage In 2001 Ford Focus Zx3 5 Speed

the car will go into gear but will not go anywhere, was wondering if it would be the linkage or something broke in the transmission

6 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
Annette Whitehurst

I Have A 2001 Ford Focus Wagon That Sat, With Occasional Rankings, For 2 Ye...

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Iat Sensor?? Check Engine Light Shows Oem P0113.

ECM indicates a high voltage condition on IAT circuit. new air filter installed, and MAF system cleaned. Need a new IAT sensor????

7 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

Yet Another Overheating Question. Sorry *grin*

2001 Ford Focus SOHC manual trans. Heater hose blew. Fixed hose. Car started (finally) but died after about a mile. Coolant spewing from radiator cap. Replaced with new cap, same result, after le...

14 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

Car Will Not Restart After Getting Warm Wait 10 To 15 Minutes It Starts Fin...

We bought the car in January and it's been a good car. Started doing it when it has been raining and now doing it no matter what.

18 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)