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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"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
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews

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mkbrbkr writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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5

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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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Gerry writes:
2001 Ford Focus Review
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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

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Lacey writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mouerc writes:
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Economy.

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None.

mouerc
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Popular Car And Has Great Longevity. — My wife and I drive this car to do our errands. Good gas mileage in town. Decent ride and adequate room for us and our things. This is a relatively low mileage car. Handles well. Good car to hand down to a grandchild.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Keith writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Karl writes:
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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Daniel writes:
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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 ;-)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Sherry writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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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...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kathlene writes:
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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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Billy writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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its a fun little car

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wheel bearings i have had to do 3 of them

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Ford Makes A Ok Car — the car has been really good and i get like 32 mpg driving it to work and bace, the car is alot of fun mine has a 5 speed and a lowering kit after market wheels amd tires, k and n cold air, and a borlia cat bact on it

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