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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Displaying 71 - 80 of 100 2001 Ford Focus reviews.

Hardik writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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4

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peppy engine, 30 mpg

Cons

underbody rust issues, bla bla bla bla..........

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Ford Focus 2001 Se S — i hate flashing yellow color but wen u dnt have money, u got no choice..but manual trans compensates for ugly color, so no complains.30 mpg compensates for axle squeaks and dashboard rattles..overall, its a nice car for a struggling int student.how can i complain, afterall, it all started from dearborn,mi...ford moves

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Roland136 writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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5

Pros

endurance without any noticible problems

Cons

handling on wet street

35

Perfect Companion To Share Long Distances With. — Good performance - long distances without problems. Takes only about 8l/100km. Cheap second hand car. No repairs yet, except for the two flat tires in the first month. :-) good variability (stowable bakc seats) nice sound good acceleration (115hp) comfortable seats bad gear shifting (especially rear gear) All in all a affordable car that satisfies its driver a lot.

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Douglas writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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1

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gas

Cons

everything else

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Stay Away, Be Very Afraid — performance-sucked, no pick up, brake pedal was like pushing a brick, solid steering. build-after 7 years it's falling apart, no side bumper bracing at all appearance-looks like a crown vic had a one night stand with festiva gas mileage good, maintainace unknown, prob over 6000 in 7 yrs fun factor- -11

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Dallas writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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4

Pros

Saves me so much money on gas!

Cons

There's a little bit of a rattle when I slow down.

35

Nicest Car I've Owned So Far. That Rhymes! — This is a great little car! It accelerates smoothly, and relatively quickly for a 4 cylinder. It handles very well, and corners like a pro. It gets great gas mileage too, about 30 miles per gallon in town and 35 on the highway. All in all, it's a fun car to drive! Oh yeah, the stereo it came with kicks major a*s!

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Virginia writes:
2001 Ford Focus LX Review
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4

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Windows

Cons

Slow engine

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Ok.. — I like all the windows. I don't like that it is a 4 door. The trunk is large and the engine is slow. 20.3 seconds for 0-60. The cost wasn't too bad and it is fun to drive. Overall, it is a good college student car. It gets you from Point A to Point B

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Tait writes:
2001 Ford Focus LX Review
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1

Pros

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

Cons

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.

35

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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Sean writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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4

Pros

5-Speed Manual, 27mpg driving in traffic to work, good AC, good handling.

Cons

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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Garrett writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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4

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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.

Cons

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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Jamie writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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4

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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.

Cons

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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Thomas writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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4

Pros

Gas mileage. Good interior size for such a small car.

Cons

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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1998 Ford Focus Reviews

Best Car In The World!!!! By Robert

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1999 Ford Focus Reviews

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

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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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