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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Sherry writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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2

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its better than walkin

Cons

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:
2001 Ford Focus Review
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5

Pros

Reliable

Cons

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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4

Pros

its a fun little car

Cons

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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Anthony writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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3

Pros

Gas saver

Cons

Slow

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Good Gas Saver Not Very Fast — I did kinda alot to the motor and was not happy with the performance it gave me at all. it was decent for a 4cyl but wanted more. braking was great. handling was great. build quality was cheap. has plastic screws all over the car. loved the way the car looked and gave great gas mileage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Carlos writes:
2001 Ford Focus Review
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4

Pros

Looks; Driving; Big luggage; Ergonomics

Cons

Handling, rear a bit loose; Choose for the TDCI, if you find one cheap

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What You See Is What You Get... Cool, Fun And Pleasure — Good power but not excelent. Good economy but not excelent. Handling could be better... it's better to put some bags of potatoes in the back! I love the looks and the overall built quality is very good, with some minor downsides. But the best is the Ford's driving... dynamic, direct, responsive. Some kind of stiff to some people but I like it. I didn't drive yet the TDCI but people say that's much better engine than this one... and more expensive too...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kris writes:
2001 Ford Focus LX Review
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4

Pros

great spcious and quiet cabin with little road and engine noise

Cons

can't think of any appart from the weight and maybe the spec is low compared the VW alternatives

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Great Motorway Car — 1.8 Zetec Sport model. Great all rounder and good performance for its price. Really quiet engine even with the magnex 116bhp Mofifications: Full ST170 body kit Halo style headlights Tinted rear lights ST170 alloys ZX3 side skirts Various chrome finishes inside. Mangnex cat back Pinoneer audio

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jon writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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5

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so much fun to drive

Cons

i will eat you on 301

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Boom Boom Boom — its so much fun, the aint job is awesome, the suspension it fun, the ound system is loud. the wheel well light. the exhaust intake msd ignition coil pack throttle body.the speed. its easy to want to drive this car.

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

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Chase writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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5

Pros

fun and fast

Cons

none

25

Totally Awesome — i love this car its my very first car and ive had it for about three years and its like a small suv that is good on gas great appearance fairly inexpensive to maintain gets about 32 mpg normal prevenative maintenance

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1FordFan writes:
2001 Ford Focus LX Review
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4

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Great gas mileage, good seating position, comfortable

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Too much road feel, could be a bit quieter on the highway

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Great Economical Car — I purchased this car for my mother, but soon discovered that it is an awesome car for my long commute. Now I drive it as often as I can. The gas mileage is awesome, and it lacks nothing in performance. The car has been trouble-free. The ride is surprisingly smooth for such a small car, and the engine is much more refined than my Escort. The Focus is everything I liked about my Escort...and then some. The heat and air conditioning in the Focus are also much better than the Escort although not quite as powerful as my Mercury Sable. Due to the ridiculous gas prices, I'm seriously considering a new Focus when it is time for another car. I just wish they still made the Focus as a station wagon.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Charlie writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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4

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cheep

Cons

cheep

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Cheep — gets me where i need to go. is good on gas. very clean. nice interior and the better wheels. bought it for $1500.00 us. for the most part its been a good investment in a used car. if you want a car that is cheep and easy to find used. if it has low enough miles and the price is right then get it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2012 Ford Focus Reviews

Great First Car By lastmermaid92

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Loved The Car, But Transmission Was Problematic By Tedzinski

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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

Great Little 2 Door By sting32

I can tow a trailer with this car, that hauls motorcycles, or jets skis, so works just fine for me. If I had a family I would need a small suv, and suffer the gas mileage. runs great, I have put on ... Read More

Great By urb2012

Very nice economical car. Great gas mileage,looks,basic clean interior and Satellite radio is a definite plus. The SE model with power windows and locks and alloy rims looks sporty and sharp. Good siz... Read More

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