2001 Ford Focus User Reviews

2001 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 97 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" 46 reviews
"ride" 33 reviews
"power" 28 reviews
"handling" 20 reviews
"speed" 13 reviews
CONS
"power" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews

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Displaying 71 - 80 of 97 2001 Ford Focus reviews.

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

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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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Jamie writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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4

Pros

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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Dino writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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4

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Good on gas, hadeling, abs, and safe to drive

Cons

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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Steve writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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3

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Good acceleration, really roomy for a small car, looks great

Cons

The repairs

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I Love This Car In So Many Ways But We Bought It Used And Have Put Quite A Bit Of Money In It — We had to replace the thermostat, have had it tuned numerous times and I have a vibration that 4 balances and rotations haven't fixed. I think the tires may be cupped.

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Christopher writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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3

Pros

Good gas milege; beats a mercedes off the block

Cons

not a good car for bumpy city roads

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First Of Its Kind — Great car for commuting, especially the new models. Roomy and good for small family or couple. Engine reliability is good but car liable to get beat up on city streets with frequent realinements. Better performance with manual 5 speed; but 6 would be better.

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Amanda writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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5

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Fun to drive, peppy, not a lot of blind spots

Cons

Suspension can be a little loud, hear more road noise because of closeness to ground.

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Perfect For The Money — I've had my car for 4 years now, and it has 110,000 miles on it. Granted there have been times when I wished I could have pushed it off a cliff (mostly due to my own fault) it is a great little car. More than I expected for a compact car. It is comfortable, decent gas mileage, and just the perfect interior and exterior for me

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Rikky6 writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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4

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looks great, easy to modify, great mpg on my TDCi

Cons

cant find any yet

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Top Motor — The Ford Focus has been around for over ten years now and is still going strong. If you own one you will know the reason why it is one of the worlds best selling cars.

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Jessica writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Review
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4

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Low- Maintainance

Cons

The whole thing will start breaking down at the same time.

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Small Cheap Car — Good for a first car. Relatively cheap to maintain. I loved this car until someone crashed into it on the side of the road one night. Wish I still had it! Cute, clean, speedy little thing.

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Lyndon writes:
2001 Ford Focus Review
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5

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Spacious, Good Looking, Reasonably Fast, Very Frugal, Comfortable, Well-Equipped, Safe

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Everyone has one!

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It Has Everything I Need — Cant possibly fault it, although it could do with being a bit faster. Handles like a go-kart, does 55mpg, has all the equipment I need and nothing I dont, never EVER gone wrong, I can drive 300 miles at a time and still feel comfortable. Shame everyone else I have ever met has either owned one or driven one, but then cars are popular for a reason!

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2014 Ford Focus Reviews

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2013 Ford Focus Reviews

Leading In The Sport Compact Class! By david_harness

One of the best vehicles in the sport compact class. Miles ahead of other cars in the class like the MAZDASPEED3, Volkswagen GTI, Honda Civic SI, Dodge Dart, and any other car in the FWD category. Fan... Read More

Exciting, Futuristic And Well Engineered Earth Friendly Vehicle By CJC_VW_GTI

Love this car, I have had it for 6 months, will write more later. Carbon free driving, charged by solar energy on my own home, silent, looks like a regular car, just like the normal Focus. Great blu... 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

Great By urb2012

Very nice economical car. Great gas mileage,looks,basic clean interior and Satellite radio is a definite plus. The SE model with power windows and locks and alloy rims looks sporty and sharp. Good siz... Read More

Best Used Car I've Ever Purchased By mobarnes

This is a great car for a single granny like me - it holds my grandsons in their car seats comfortably and I have no concerns about safety. It accelerates when I need it to, there are no rattles, and ... Read More

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