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

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Landstown757 writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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4

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good on gas, seats fold down in the back for more space, rides smooth, great commuting car, it has a sporty look but can also do the job for a family car. No problems only work done on it is tune ups when it needed it. Has brand new tires!

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Not a great amount of space like a sedan. its a little noisey due to the aftermarket muffler which can be removed, turn radius is average not great.

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Sporty/ Commuter Car/ Reliable/ Fuel Efficient — I dislike having a hatch back back because you have to be more aware when backing out because you have a wider end. I dont like the car being a 2dr coupe because getting in and out with friends in the back is annoying having to move the seat. Also has a dummy shift light that drives me crazy if your off even by the slightest mile per hour. Nonetheless pretty good car, great condition for its year, reliable, and

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Benjamin writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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great family car

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the 2.0 SPI is the worst design engine and is not reliable

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Not A Reliable Car — this car is a ok family car, but the engine is the worst design. it dropped a vavle seat at 130 K dont buy the 2.0 Spit Port induction. other then the engine its a ok car to have. and they have a little performance

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Ian writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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Everything you'd expect from a car!

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Just a bit boring!

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My First Car — A very reliable car that behaves well. I was lucky to have this as my first car. It served me very well for around 8 years before starting to show signs of engine malfunction. Appearance wise it's not the most exciting car to go for, but as a first car it was great! The new Ford Focus looks amazing!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Richard writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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lightweight, zippy, and great handling

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almost too light, loose backend at high speeds.

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Decent Car For Beginners — I got this car at age 16, and it was wonderful.... Learned to drive manual with the transmission, very smooth, very easy to learn on.

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Adam writes:
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Excelent fuel milleage, tons of seating room, handles corners well with stock suspension, tons of aftermarket support

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Car is too light, Typical ford wheel well rot.

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Great On Gas, Horrible In Races — 2.0L SPI engine, 5 Speed Manual Transmission, Tons of aftermarket performance parts make this car a decent car for the beginner tuner that would like to steer clear of the civic craze.

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Kayt writes:
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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stefnriyah writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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saves gas

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too small for my family size

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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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Chris writes:
2001 Ford Focus LX Review
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Fuel milage, styling, price

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reliability, size, performance

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2001 Focus Lx — Basic commuter car is all a Focus is. No power, sub par handling, and just ok braking. Fuel millage is decent however, mine had engine problems, so it wasn't what it could have been. Still, there was somethin I liked about the car. It definitely wasn't a bad lookin car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gerry writes:
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5

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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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Best Car In The World!!!! By Robert

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

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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

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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

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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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