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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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PROS
"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
"small power" 3 reviews
"light" 3 reviews

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Anthony writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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3

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Gas saver

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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

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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

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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

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fun and fast

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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

Cons

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

1FordFan
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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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Ryan writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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4

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gas mileage

Cons

small

25

Jkskl — the car runs well, gets great gas mileage and gets me from point a to point b it has been very trustworthy and hasnt cost to much to maintain and can be fun to drive if you know what youre doing

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Patrick writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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3

Pros

It does good in the twisty's

Cons

Not fast enough

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Its A Ford — It has an okay aftermarket, but over all I hate the way it looks. Parts are twice as expensive then Civic parts. The only thing I like about it is, it handles good on curvy roads. But over all its not that great.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2001 Ford Focus LX Review
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3

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It's perfectt!

Cons

Not enough horsepower!

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01 Ford Focus 2.0l/ Gold/ Great Condition — Acceleration is bad. Braking is okay, but not ABS. Handling is very good. Minor repairs to the body. Rattles in the cabin a bit. Gas mileage is great. Maintenance has been kept up. Have fun with it! Its freaking amazing!

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2012 Ford Focus Reviews

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2011 Ford Focus Reviews

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