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
CONS
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews

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mouerc writes:
2001 Ford Focus Review
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4

Pros

Economy.

Cons

None.

mouerc
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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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Edvin writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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5

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interior styling, handling, cargo space with seats folded, fuel economy (average 32MPG), durability, nice sporty steering wheel

Cons

the decorative center caps on the wheels don't seem to survive tire installations (cost less than $5 a piece

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Great Fun Car With Good Fuel Economy — I had the S2 version of the ZX3 so it had European suspension. This was a great car with good handling, fun to drive, and a nice interior. It seems to be durable as my cousin now drives this car and it has about 150K miles with no issues despite being hit by a truck and swiped by a semi on seperate occaisons.

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Lynn writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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5

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Mines a 5 speed manual tranny, A/C works amazingly, bigger than my last car but still little, BLUE!! has power, fun to drive, stereo works like its supposed to lol

Cons

Its not a mustang =[

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Its No Mustang, But At Least Im In The Ford Club Now Haha — Its great. It handles very nice, doesn't lean so I can go faster around corn...I mean its safer? Yeah.. Thats what I mean. Its got more power than Im used to, and now I actually feel like I can get out of the way if I needed to instead of putt-putt-putt hope I don't get hit

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Tara writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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5

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drives well, user friendly

Cons

mine has weird electrical quirks, doesnt start good in cold.

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Nice Fun Car, Reliable. — very fun to drive, not for big ppl. better in warm weather.

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Karl writes:
2001 Ford Focus LX Review
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5

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Handling, nice to drive and look at.

Cons

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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4

Pros

reliable, easy to keep it happy ;-)

Cons

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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Kathlene writes:
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5

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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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Jim writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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4

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I love the sound of the stock speakers, and the fact I can rely on this little car to get me where I'm going.

Cons

I had a few annoying sounds. One is a clunk that I think is a strut mount. I have had some problems with idling too low and satlling, but that was an easy fix. It's good to use a gas additive once in a while. I sometimes have a leak when I'm parked a certain way, especially on grass. The passenger floor sometimes gets soaked. I cant find any leak.

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She's Fast, Economical, Reliable, Good Looking, Agile, Has Nice Curves And Sometimes Moody. — I would have to say that I'm pretty happy with this little car. It gets about 30 MPG sometimes a little more, sometimes less. It depends on my driving style that week. She's become my daily driver. I still have my Ranger too, but the focus is a lot better on gas.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Billy writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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4

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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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Carlos writes:
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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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1998 Ford Focus Reviews

Best Car In The World!!!! By Robert

perfmance is very good for a 1.8 great handling great fun drive braking is good it not to bad on fuel economy cheap for parts i would say it is a allrtound great car not had much wrong with it. Read More

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1999 Ford Focus Reviews

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

its very powerful has drilled and grooved discs all round for excellent braking handles like a dream havnt had to repair anything on it yet has great looks a bit thirsty but is a 2.0 with power mods c... Read More

Great Car For Driving, Not As Much For Owning By Kamil

Surprisingly great performance and pleasure of driving; it's a perfect handling car and provides lots of power, although costs of maintenance (Diesel engine equipment) are very high and unevitable. It... Read More

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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

Most Reliable Little Wagon In The World. By Molovesroe

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

Clean And Handles Like A Charm By Poshhh

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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