2001 Ford Focus User Reviews

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  • 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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"fuel economy" 47 reviews
"ride" 34 reviews
"power" 29 reviews
"handling" 21 reviews
"speed" 13 reviews
CONS
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews

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dad417 writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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3

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Fair gas mileage (28mpg)

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Basic Commuter Car. — This car is ok to commute to work. I have taken it on long trips. Mileage is ok, but you do feel like you're stuffed in a tin can.

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William writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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5

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Power, Fun to Drive

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Hard to handle over bumps

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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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Karen writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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Lots of room to haul stuff - turns easily - zippy

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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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Valscar writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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4

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Great reliable run-about car with ok cargo room in covered rear area.  Good mileage and good looks!  

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Not a Mustang or race car but gets you there cheaply.

Valscar
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Good Looking Transportation. — This car is reliable, looks nice and will save you some money at the gas pumps. Good storage for a small wagon. Too bad they aren't making this style any more. I enjoy driving it and the maintenance is minor and easy to keep up with. Good car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Payton writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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Huge cargo area

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Tiny front seats

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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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Scott writes:
2001 Ford Focus LX Review
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3

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the driver meee

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price of petrol

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Great — great car great driver looks good drives well traction control Fun Factor Build Quality Performance acceleration, braking, handling and it has me inside it a bass box and 1000 watts of bass coming out the boot great looking led lights in my boot and the driver is the nuts

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Patrick writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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3

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It does good in the twisty's

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Not fast enough

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Its A Ford — It has an okay aftermarket, but over all I hate the way it looks. Parts are twice as expensive then Civic parts. The only thing I like about it is, it handles good on curvy roads. But over all its not that great.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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

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Can't really think of any.

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Fab Car! — See pros & cons.

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RobertZX3 writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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Very fuel-efficient, I was able to save downpayment to buy a new house in less than two years after I bought my Ford Focus ZX-3. I changed the stereo with Iphone dock and the Pioneer speakers installed makes great stereo sensurround while I am driving. Very minor problems like wiper and signal light but those are low-cost repairs. Sporty looking and I love the way the front seats can fold just by tapping it forward whenever there are extra passengers at the back.

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Being a sporty small car, I use sand bags during the winter to add weight and make it drive better during snowfall

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Reliable, Sporty, Fuel-efficient — I became a Ford enthusias because of the reliability of my first Ford Focus, so I bought a pre-owned Ford Ranger and I am happy about this truck that I begin to subscribe to the Ford Ranger forum and will start some upgrades to my 1996 Ford Ranger. Planning to save more money for investment, so I just love Ford's reliability, fuel-economy and low-repair cost.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jessica writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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4

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Low- Maintainance

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The whole thing will start breaking down at the same time.

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Small Cheap Car — Good for a first car. Relatively cheap to maintain. I loved this car until someone crashed into it on the side of the road one night. Wish I still had it! Cute, clean, speedy little thing.

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Best Car In The World!!!! By Robert

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1999 Ford Focus Reviews

Perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! By Robert

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Great Car For Driving, Not As Much For Owning By Kamil

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2000 Ford Focus Reviews

Great Car, Owned It For 8 Years And Never Left Me Stranded By Toletgo1234

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 wou... Read More

Love The Car, Overall I Never Have Regret Purchasing The Vehicle By Toletgo1234

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 pro... Read More

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2002 Ford Focus Reviews

Great Commuter By mjte43

Overall, a great inexpensive car to own and operate, just turned 163000 miles and it keeps on going. Not bad for 2 adults, but it struggles with 4 people inside. Great gas mileage, I average approxima... Read More

'02 Zx3 Hatchback By SirPerseus

Good over all, my car has problems that need to be fixed so i cant complain until i fix the problems and then judge. the Car length is nice and small so you are able to fit into tighter spaces. The ca... Read More

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2003 Ford Focus Reviews

Most Reliable Little Wagon In The World. By Molovesroe

I love everything about my ford wagon. I've had her for over two years and she's been so reliable and wonderful. There is so much cargo room and the seats are very comfortable. Her transmission is gor... Read More

Clean And Handles Like A Charm By Poshhh

Great car for commuting and maintenance cost is very low. I drive it daily for college and drive it like a grandma. The car has loved me back as much as I have loved it. Would recommend getting a focu... Read More

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