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 81 - 90 of 101 2001 Ford Focus reviews.

Paul writes:
2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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3

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Cheap to own and very practicable

Cons

Its a Ford. Just like your Dad would drive

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The Family Car That Doesnt Make You Feel The Urge To Start A Family? — Amazingly the Ford Focus is not a bad car at all. Considering all the requirements and the huge variety of alternatives out there I couldn't find anything else that does the job as well as this. Of course its a minor bonus that the zetec engine is a good performer and the handling is top notch as is the long list of standard equipment that happened to come with the car. And my wife likes it!

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Karen writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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1

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Lots of room to haul stuff - turns easily - zippy

Cons

Low mileage - lots of repairs - 3 brake replacements under 50,000 miles!

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Nothing But Trouble — Bought the car brand new - new brakes at 11,000 miles, new brakes at 26,000 miles and new brakes at 46,000 miles. This is a stick shift car and I SHOULD have burned the clutch out...engine light has been lit now for 4 months (this is after I got it fixed after it was on for 2 months)...mileage is never above 25mpg, no matter what!

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Richard writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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4

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lightweight, zippy, and great handling

Cons

almost too light, loose backend at high speeds.

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Decent Car For Beginners — I got this car at age 16, and it was wonderful.... Learned to drive manual with the transmission, very smooth, very easy to learn on.

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Fernando writes:
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4

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Performance, drive and handling, great interior and inexterior styling and craftmanship

Cons

Can't think of one

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5 Door 2.0l Manual - This Time Was The Much Nicer European Version — Exterior and interior styling was fantastic. A very funky car. The 2.0L engine was very good and car was quite quick. Ride and handling was fantastic (of course, it's a Focus). The car took some seriuos beating and stayed in one piece... a great motor!

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Chris writes:
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5

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Handling

Cons

Fuel cost

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Best Car I've Had — Lots of extras again, heated windscreen etc. Excellent handling and good performance. looked good and reliable

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Adam writes:
2001 Ford Focus LX Review
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4

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Excelent fuel milleage, tons of seating room, handles corners well with stock suspension, tons of aftermarket support

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Car is too light, Typical ford wheel well rot.

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Great On Gas, Horrible In Races — 2.0L SPI engine, 5 Speed Manual Transmission, Tons of aftermarket performance parts make this car a decent car for the beginner tuner that would like to steer clear of the civic craze.

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Lukey writes:
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5

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quick, looks good.

Cons

nothing at the moment!

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Quick, Cheap And Relaible. — my interior is full leather so very nice. Gearbox and clutch easy to get used to, handling is brilliant and very smooth.

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Alexander writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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4

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aero-dynamic, good bit of pep to it, gas milage

Cons

the shape that gives it it's aero-dynamics, and it's namesake.

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Not My First Choice By Far..but Good Car Nonetheless — Now, im not a fan of Ford cars by ANY means.. except maybe the higher trim mustangs (Cobra, Mach1 anyone?) and this thing looks like a big rollerskate with tires.. but i'll be damned if it doesn't have a nice lil burst of speed when the pedal is punched, and handles corners like a champ..you can have some cheapo, hard as nails, wal-mart tires on there and it'll hug the road, and gas effecient..who'd figure?

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Matt writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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5

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Inexpensive parts, ease of repair, good gas mileage, reliable.

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No OEM parts have failed on me from normal driving. I have no complaints because when the car is used within its intentions, it's an excellent vehicle.

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Relatively Boring To Drive Stock, Responds Well To Modifications. Reliable. — This car is relatively slow stock, but has plenty of room and is a comfortable vehicle. It handles very neutrally and makes for an easy car to own as a first vehicle. It responds extremely well to modifications, and when done right can be an absolute show-stopper.

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Lisa writes:
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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4

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Small, compact, good on gas

Cons

Small, easily hidden

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Zippy — Its a focus... Its kinda tiny but it zips up and down the hills quite well. Looks like a spaceship at night...cool

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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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