2002 Ford Focus User Reviews

2002 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 31 reviews
"fuel economy" 30 reviews
"handling" 25 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"space" 9 reviews
CONS
"power" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"noise" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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2002 Ford Focus ZX5 Review
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Great inexpensive commuter, and with the rear seats down can hold a surprising amount of cargo

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Cabin noise at highway speed is high

mjte43
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Great Commuter — 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 approximately 31mpg on the highway, and about 25 mpg in the city. Overall it has been a trouble-free car, and I would definately buy another one

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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Comfy Seats, Great MPG, great trunk space

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the hatchback design can cause a blind spot when reversing or switching lanes.

SirPerseus
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'02 Zx3 Hatchback — 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 car seats are so great i really missed them when i had to rent a car while she was in the shop.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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This is a good car with the gas it saves and reliability

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I would like to have more HP

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Not A Bad Little Ride — I dont see many negatives with this car at all and am very happy with it. I think anyone that owns this car will not be disappointed. The biggest thing that is a pro about this car is how well it does on gas.

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2002 Ford Focus SE Review
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Handling, Comfort, Fuel Economy, Cargo Capacity

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Interior Noise, Reliability

SallyWA
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Works Great For A While — I've owned this car for just over 7 years. It served its purpose well, until last week. It has just over 150,000 miles on it, and last week the engine went out. Apparently a piston broke. I know very little about cars, but from what I could gather from research online and a friend's husband, it seems there was an issue with the cylinder and the piston which affected the spark plug and now the second piston no longer works. All of that to say, I need to buy a new engine. A shop quoted that it would cost $4000 to $5000, but my car is only worth $3800. I love how the car handled, and that it gets great gas mileage. But this car has cost me a bit to fix this or that because the check engine light went on. So beware if considering this car. It could be that I and the other people that reported it online just got lemons, but I'd be wary of the 2002 Ford Focus.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Ford Focus ZX5 Review
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I love this things torque it can manage

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Hate its light ass

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Love This Little Focus — I have had this car for a while now and i love it. It surprised me many time. Never would of guessed it would spin the tires in second. I know its not the fastest thing on the road, far from it. But its 5 speed, light, and a lot of fun to drive down curvy road.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2002 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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gas mileage

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room

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Great Car — good car, awesome gas milage. quick and relable. good family car. performance can happen. mods are out there and the price of the car is not bad. fun little car to drive and good handeling. good looking car and fun

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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looks

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electrical, transmission,  gas mileage, and stuff.

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It's Okay If It Is A Short Term Car — i spent a lot in maintenance. it had a lot of electrical problems, and my shifter got loose so it would not go into the correct gears all the time. the gas mileage could have been better for how small the car was. it was fun to drive. the looks were not too bad.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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looks speed how quick you can take it in the corners

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fuel prices

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Ford Focus St170 — great car great for putting your foot down.... or crusing. expensive on fuel but then again i knew that when i brought it, you dont buy it to go slow!!! great looks not a family car as a 3 door but i hear the 5 door is ok?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Ford Focus SE Review
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Nothing

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Ford Should Disappointed In This One — It was a good car for the first few years I had it. I got it in 2005. In 2008 I started having a bunch of problems with it and continue to do so. I cant wait to get a different car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2002 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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u want a car, buy a focus

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the whipers miss 1 setting :D

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Best Buy In That Price Range — best car ever, if u want a decent car for not too much money that is still fun to drive, if u buy the right engine anyway the focus is your man. and then u got the styling! which is still great

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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