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 LX Review
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Agility, but that's about it, maybe just because it was a newer car I wasn't used to.

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Problem after problem due to where things were. Just a more "economic" car by ford to fill it's eco-friendly quota after all the trucks it puts out.

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Crap — Handles rather easy, ok power, but isn't built smartly, difficult to get to parts, prone to problems, ugly, not especially comfortable interior.

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2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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5-Speed Manual, 27mpg driving in traffic to work, good AC, good handling.

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7 Friggin window regulators! One broken alternator, cheap wiring harnesses, that are prone to dry rot.

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Hauls Alot Of Stuff And Gives Great Gas Milage — 5 Speed Manual the only way to go if you are going to drive a 4 banger. No real problems with the car (see cons).

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2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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interior styling, handling, cargo space with seats folded, fuel economy (average 32MPG), durability, nice sporty steering wheel

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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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2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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Peppy performance, great handling, comfortable ride, plenty of leg and head room for passengers that exceed 6 feet, and nimble turning radius.

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Cheap interior plastic, seat upholstery lacks durability, and poorly designed arm rest for manual transmissions.

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Despite Its Economy Car Shell, A Rally-tuned Spirit Remains. — I really don't like American cars because of the poor quality, especially economy cars, but this one seems to stand out. Powered by a stock 136hp Zetec DOHC, this little guy will flat out haul as its only 2550 pounds... managing 25-32 mpg. This hatch has remarkable handling with a sport tuned independent suspension. It's turning radius is great for inexperienced drivers, and has a great deal of interior room. The interior offers comfortable high bolstered seats, but the fabric lacks quality. Dash has neat futuristic look, but vents are already broken at 89k, along with the arm rest. Overall, good performance and handling, but Ford... think about quality, not quantity. Interior cheapness is very discouraging for future investment.

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2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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The gas mileage has to be the best thing about it.  Its 7 years old and still gets the same mileage as when it was brand new.

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In 2003 I got in a bad accident and the front end had to be redone.  About a year later, the hood started to rust.  grr...

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Gets To Point A To Point B With Good Gas Mileage. — Its been a good car. I think I would get another one if I was in the market, but it will have to wait until I drive this one into the ground.

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2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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Great handling, good engine, plenty of space, good stereo system, great AC

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Coil springs break easily, dents easily, window problems, light problems

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Pretty Good Car — Handles great, but I have had a few problems. It has a great interior and an awesome stereo system. There is plenty of space for such a small car.

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2001 Ford Focus Review
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Looks nice, lovely interior, smooth ride, good fuel efficiency, very reliable & ice cold air con.

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Can't really think of any.

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Fab Car! — See pros & cons.

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2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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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

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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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2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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Gas mileage. Good interior size for such a small car.

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It's a ford, small engine problems come standard.

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Great For The City Traffic And Good On Gas For Long Trips. — Excellent quality and very economic. Little things here and there in the engine malfuction every so often, but very easy to fix. Very basic interior styling, not too dull and not too shocking.

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2001 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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Good on gas, hadeling, abs, and safe to drive

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A bit to small but not to bad

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Good On Gas And Fun To Drive — Tghis was my first car and it was a great car, she was fast for it size a 2.0 liter ztech engine about 135 hp but she had great handeling, good traction and a sweet sound system, she was also save had abs brake system 4 disk breaks

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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

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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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