2001 Ford Focus User Reviews

2001 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 96 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • 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" 45 reviews
"ride" 33 reviews
"power" 28 reviews
"handling" 20 reviews
"speed" 13 reviews
CONS
"power" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"light" 3 reviews

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Thomas3232 writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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5

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5 speed, easy to park

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ford badges

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My Ford Focus — I like the sporty nature of my car, ease of parking, and overall driveability. I get mediocre gas mileage compared to other sub-compacts. This is a cheap car to maintain. The color gets so many compliments: Its like a copper/gold/bronze. I wish I had money to customize! i love my car

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William writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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5

Pros

Power, Fun to Drive

Cons

Hard to handle over bumps

75

Great Little Car — 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 four stars. Build Quality- Lets honstly say that Ford likes to make cheap looking cars, or aleast the inside. But my car is a 2001 and nothing is broken yet. But the motor and what makes a car run are all great. Appearance-Now I love the appearance to this car. It is great with all of the curves, I like the european feel of this car. Cost Of Ownership- Ok, now you know that every one is worried about gas prices, well I am not in this baby, I have been getting around 25 mpg in my car. Most is city driving. I bet if you could get 30 mpg. Fun Factor-This car is great to drive, and that is period!!! Overall, this car is the best car that I can call my own. And, it is a easy on your pocket too.

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Jim writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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4

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I love the sound of the stock speakers, and the fact I can rely on this little car to get me where I'm going.

Cons

I had a few annoying sounds. One is a clunk that I think is a strut mount. I have had some problems with idling too low and satlling, but that was an easy fix. It's good to use a gas additive once in a while. I sometimes have a leak when I'm parked a certain way, especially on grass. The passenger floor sometimes gets soaked. I cant find any leak.

75

She's Fast, Economical, Reliable, Good Looking, Agile, Has Nice Curves And Sometimes Moody. — I would have to say that I'm pretty happy with this little car. It gets about 30 MPG sometimes a little more, sometimes less. It depends on my driving style that week. She's become my daily driver. I still have my Ranger too, but the focus is a lot better on gas.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Hilary writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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4

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Great handling, good engine, plenty of space, good stereo system, great AC

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Coil springs break easily, dents easily, window problems, light problems

65

Pretty Good Car — Handles great, but I have had a few problems. It has a great interior and an awesome stereo system. There is plenty of space for such a small car.

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Alexander writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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4

Pros

aero-dynamic, good bit of pep to it, gas milage

Cons

the shape that gives it it's aero-dynamics, and it's namesake.

55

Not My First Choice By Far..but Good Car Nonetheless — Now, im not a fan of Ford cars by ANY means.. except maybe the higher trim mustangs (Cobra, Mach1 anyone?) and this thing looks like a big rollerskate with tires.. but i'll be damned if it doesn't have a nice lil burst of speed when the pedal is punched, and handles corners like a champ..you can have some cheapo, hard as nails, wal-mart tires on there and it'll hug the road, and gas effecient..who'd figure?

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Rachel writes:
2001 Ford Focus Review
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5

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Looks nice, lovely interior, smooth ride, good fuel efficiency, very reliable & ice cold air con.

Cons

Can't really think of any.

75

Fab Car! — See pros & cons.

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Payton writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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2

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Huge cargo area

Cons

Tiny front seats

95

How Can Something So Big Be So Small? — When viewed as a stand alone vehicle, the Focus Wagon SE was a perfectly workable solution for a mother and her children, but don't ask dad to ride along because he won't fit if he's above average height. Headroom isn't a problem, the wagon has an extended roof line. No, the front seats simply don't travel far enough for dad to get his legs unfolded, and the front passenger seat is like a torture device for gents over 6' tall. The car is adequately powered, but fuel economy is not up to snuff at about 25 MPG. We traded a 1998 Escort SE Sedan for this car and the performance and fuel economy drop off was astonishing. My wife misses this car because she could fit in it just fine, but I did a happy dance the day we sold it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Garrett writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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4

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Peppy performance, great handling, comfortable ride, plenty of leg and head room for passengers that exceed 6 feet, and nimble turning radius.

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Cheap interior plastic, seat upholstery lacks durability, and poorly designed arm rest for manual transmissions.

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Despite Its Economy Car Shell, A Rally-tuned Spirit Remains. — I really don't like American cars because of the poor quality, especially economy cars, but this one seems to stand out. Powered by a stock 136hp Zetec DOHC, this little guy will flat out haul as its only 2550 pounds... managing 25-32 mpg. This hatch has remarkable handling with a sport tuned independent suspension. It's turning radius is great for inexperienced drivers, and has a great deal of interior room. The interior offers comfortable high bolstered seats, but the fabric lacks quality. Dash has neat futuristic look, but vents are already broken at 89k, along with the arm rest. Overall, good performance and handling, but Ford... think about quality, not quantity. Interior cheapness is very discouraging for future investment.

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Lynn writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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5

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Mines a 5 speed manual tranny, A/C works amazingly, bigger than my last car but still little, BLUE!! has power, fun to drive, stereo works like its supposed to lol

Cons

Its not a mustang =[

45

Its No Mustang, But At Least Im In The Ford Club Now Haha — Its great. It handles very nice, doesn't lean so I can go faster around corn...I mean its safer? Yeah.. Thats what I mean. Its got more power than Im used to, and now I actually feel like I can get out of the way if I needed to instead of putt-putt-putt hope I don't get hit

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Karen writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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1

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Lots of room to haul stuff - turns easily - zippy

Cons

Low mileage - lots of repairs - 3 brake replacements under 50,000 miles!

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Nothing But Trouble — Bought the car brand new - new brakes at 11,000 miles, new brakes at 26,000 miles and new brakes at 46,000 miles. This is a stick shift car and I SHOULD have burned the clutch out...engine light has been lit now for 4 months (this is after I got it fixed after it was on for 2 months)...mileage is never above 25mpg, no matter what!

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