2001 Ford Focus User Reviews

2001 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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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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PROS
"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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2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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it's a racing little s.o.b and is the most reliable car i've ever had.

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the only thing i didn't like about the focus at the time was that i had to learn to drive standard but that's all good now that i can drive her.

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2001 Ford Focus Se Review — i love this car it's an amazing little fuel efficient car. i couldn't have asked for anything better. it's reliable and can carry anything i need it to haul. i love driving it it's got racing transmission and is an amazing little race car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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saves gas

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too small for my family size

stefnriyah
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Fuel Efficient — I liked the fact that its good on gas! It rides very smooth also. Low mileage for its year. It doesnt really work well for me because I have a bigger family size and its too small for all of us.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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Euro style sport handling, high MPG, good rear passenger space, generous cargo space, comfortable seats, smooth manual transmission

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moderate noise from wind and road, less heat and ac for rear passengers, suspension squeaks and rattles at slow speeds.  

mkbrbkr
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A Versatile And Efficient Design — 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 cargo space that also has adapted easily for camping and other recreational use. The roof rack can also support luggage, snowboards, etc. adding to convenience on long trips. Interior trim has retained a clean, uncracked finish. Tires seemed to wear out more often, especially when failing to do regular rotation. When car is fully loaded the engine power is fine for flat interstates and modest grades, but challenged for steep mountain roads which require downshifting. No major problems after 10 years, only the usual replacements of tires, batteries, shocks.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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they are an all round nice car good for the family and also good for the fun side of things also

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insurance can be an issue but not all that bad

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All Round Good Car For Every Purpose — was a nice little car good for the family plenty of space performace is preety good also for a 1.6 built well ride was nice and they look nice as well some of the newer models are a bit garish but still very good cars cost aint to bad pick them up quite cheap and cheap to run and maintain all round good car to be honest

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I own it

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Its getting older

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Loves My Focus — good litle car. Had to only do minor repairs like thermostat, battery, spark plugs/wires, timing belt and maintenance services like fuel filter, transmission flush and oil changes. When I need to "go" this vehicle has plenty enough power to get me where I need to go. I can go weeks without filling up on gas. In the snow...I tried to skid for fun but the cars front wheel drive takes control

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great fuel milage

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not the hottest car and plastic thermostat housing

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Great Car For The Money Will Pay U Back In Fuel — not the hottest car in the world but its reliably great on fuel about 30 mpg lots of room inside I'm a big dude good performance i bought this car for on reason fuel milage to drive till the wheels fall off

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2001 Ford Focus LX Review
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Handling, nice to drive and look at.

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Go buy one already.

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Ages Very Well. — Great car overall, very little to go wrong. If anything does go wrong it's very easy to do your own repairs. Parts are easily got. The build quality is excellent, and the handling is great in corners and twisty roads. The low engine models are underpowered. The 1.6/1.8 models onwards are the models to go for. This is a euro spec focus.

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reliable, easy to keep it happy ;-)

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electronics... sometimes, it's better to stick to good 'ol mechanics...

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Overall A Good, Reliable Car. Decent Enough Power And Space (talking Europe Here!) — performance - acc. is ok (except for the electronics), braking ok, handling super quality - somewhat sluggish in some parts, but overall good German quality appearance - hey, this car was built in 2001 - so nothing really fancy now... but still somewhat cool... cost - hm, could have better fuel mileage and lower costs for inspections... but ok fun factor - yeah, if you don't care about fuel prices... or if you want to get new tires ;-)

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its better than walkin

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Its a pain in the ass, has no power and its boring.

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Its A Way To Get Around, But Not Much Fun. — I dont really like it...Ive had alot of problems with it from widows that dont work to this random jerky thing it will do occasionally when Im cruising .. The catalytic converter is shout so my engine light is on all the time...The air doesnt work and it doesnt have much power now the CD player randomly goes off and I have to hit it like the Fonz to get it back on...it is a means to an end, it doesnt look too bad so thats a plus...the only thing about it that is in the same ballpark as my dream car is that its made by Ford...I'm a die hard Mustang gal...

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Reliable

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It's just not a sports car hahaha

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Loved It And Lived It. — I posted a pretty bad picture of my focus, but anyways haha Looks great when cleaned! You can fit more people in the car than you would assume! Lots of trunk space. This thing is a tank and never let me down. I put over 60,000km on it in my first 11 months with this thing. Drove it all through highschool and in this picture it has approx. 130,000km (april 2010)

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2014 Ford Focus Reviews

A Very Smooth And Quiet Ride By Wilma50

I like how it looks and handles. It is very quiet and very smooth, especially around corners and over pot holes. I am very impressed overall with both the feel and maintenance and would definitely re... Read More

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2013 Ford Focus Reviews

Excellent Drivers Car By Ntfknrnd

Best car I have ever owned. One of the most fun cars I have ever driven. Great compromise on price, performance and economy. very reliable, would definitely purchase the new RS focus on the heels of ... Read More

Loved It Until My Grandchildren Out Grew The Back Seat By Bmhaas

Loved the ride, the options and the gas mileage! The heated seats were very nice in the winter and the back up camera was a nice feature, even for parking, The car would be perfet for a small family... Read More

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2012 Ford Focus Reviews

Great First Car By lastmermaid92

Not a big fan of the blind spots in the back, or the lack of cargo space. Had great gas mileage, and was reliable in getting around. Not overly costly, but not flashy either. Would make a great car fo... Read More

Loved The Car, But Transmission Was Problematic By Tedzinski

Transmission failure twice in 60K miles. Paid for by ford, with rental so not so bad. Loved all else, except it was noisy on the highway. Probably tires as they still had about 25% wear left at 60K.... Read More

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2011 Ford Focus Reviews

Fun To Drive By mditty23

The SES model has some very nice features. What I like the best for winter driving is the heated mirrors, traction and stability control. would never be without them now. The gas mileage is excellent... Read More

2011 Ford Focus Sel By NitaScottSellsCars

I like the way the car looked inside and out. I drove it to Greenville, NC on a full tank of gas & filled up once I got there. I also took a trip to Dolly Wood in Pigeon Forge, TN both trips was comfo... Read More

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2010 Ford Focus Reviews

Very Good Do Not Have Any Second Thoughts About Buying It By jake_50

car is very practical for some one looking for a cheap car that will always start and get them to where they need to go with out having to cut back on styling or power. a very good all around car Read More

Standard Car By Byron

This is the benchmark by which all other cars are judged. This is standard car #123456. It will get you to point A and back to point B with minimal fuss, though it won't look pretty doing it. The buil... Read More

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