2001 Ford Focus User Reviews

2001 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 99 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" 46 reviews
"ride" 34 reviews
"power" 29 reviews
"handling" 21 reviews
"speed" 13 reviews
CONS
"power" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews

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3

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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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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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Kayt writes:
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5

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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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Gerry writes:
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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.

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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:
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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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