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 ZX3 Review
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good on gas

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Fix Or Repair Daily

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Buy A Honda — The performance of this car is satisfactory due to the fact that it is on a sport suspension and the 5 speed manual transmission helps improve engine respnse pretty well. the build quality is alright. so far it hasnt fallen apart or broke down altogether. the appearance is pretty shaky. its got its bumps and dents but its holding out. the cost of ownership is super low. gas lasts forever and parts arent terribly expensive. fun factor. this car couldnt race much of anything but its somewhat entertaining to drive being a manual and the sport suspension.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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Price, performance

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Limited backseat space.

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Ford Focus...the Mighty Little Car — A great little car for the money. Good pickup and braking. Lots of leg and head room in the front. The backseat is a little small. Pretty decent steering. All around a fun car to drive. I love it the car/

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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The handling is the best and the steering is tight.

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Some stuff will be expected to break over time

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I Loved It When I Got It, Then I Hated It For A While, But Now I Love It Again : ) — i had to put a lot of money into my car before it stoped giving be problems. But now that its all fixed, i love it and i cant wait to spend my money on cool things instead of just fixing my car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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Huge cargo area

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Tiny front seats

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How Can Something So Big Be So Small? — When viewed as a stand alone vehicle, the Focus Wagon SE was a perfectly workable solution for a mother and her children, but don't ask dad to ride along because he won't fit if he's above average height. Headroom isn't a problem, the wagon has an extended roof line. No, the front seats simply don't travel far enough for dad to get his legs unfolded, and the front passenger seat is like a torture device for gents over 6' tall. The car is adequately powered, but fuel economy is not up to snuff at about 25 MPG. We traded a 1998 Escort SE Sedan for this car and the performance and fuel economy drop off was astonishing. My wife misses this car because she could fit in it just fine, but I did a happy dance the day we sold it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2001 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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engine, gas mileage

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everything else.

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2001 Ford Focus Zts — like the engine and tranny, still running in excellent condition. all smaller parts are a hastle, namely ball joints and there is always a stupid noise, always differnent too. gas mileage is great on average 500km a tank. it is a manual 5 speed with a little get up and go.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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It wasn't a people carrier.

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It was boring.

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Boring Car. — It was an OK car. It was either but this or buy a people carrier and I would rather walk than drive a people carrier. It was nothing special, it was ok at the time as I had a newborn baby.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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To get from A to B....? perfect. Quick and nimble.

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none

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Cheap, Chearful And Fun. Get One. — One of the most popular, afordable and reliable cars in the world , ever... You can't argue with facts,figures and personal experience. Thats just my opinions though,... ahem... Need I say any more??????????cant really top that, Get one!they're great, I love mine. Really comfy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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its a fast lil car

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the speed is limted

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A Fun Lil Car — its fun strong lil car. I have beat the hell out of it and it just keeps on going. I have a superchager on it and it still gets good gas mileage. this car is a must for everyone that wants a fun cheap car that can take abuse.

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

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2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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low gas mileage

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if you're looking for high performance avoid it.

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If You Want Something To Start With And Want Something Durable,this Is A Good Car. — the audio is really amazing depending on what you're listening.it's my first car and it's great when you're just starting...plus low gas mileage,the accelaration is good but i've seen better,the interior is comfortable and there's enough space. =D

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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

Great Car For The Money By LAREDOTECH1

This is the first hatchback I have ever owned. This car handles pretty good and great fuel economy. I have always owned mustangs so it was very different owing this car. Over all this is a great car. ... 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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