2001 Ford Focus Overview


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SE Wagon
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Street Wagon
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Average User Score

45 stars

Based on 97 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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My 2001 Focus Zx3 Is Not Running Right. Starts Fine But Has No Power And Wi...

1 – New spark plugs. OEM 2 – New plug wires 3 – New/used coil pack 4 – New/ used Air temp/MAF 5 – New PCV and hoses 6 – New fuel filter 7 – Air filter OK 8 – Compression 1 = 169, 2 = 172, 3 = 171, 4 =...

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Key Turns But No Dash Lights And Starter Does Nothing

radio does come on. battery is charged. steering wheel does not lock when in off position. This all happened at one time. never a problem before

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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...

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How Or Can I Replace The Forward Window Clamp That Holds The Ends Of The Ca...

My window front pass side fell out of the holders/clamps and caused the plastic sliders to break. I was able to find a replacement and install the rear clamp but the front one holds the 2 ends of the...

17 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
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Where Can I Go To Purchase And Have Cruise Control Installed In My 2001 For...

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