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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"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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Susanna writes:
2002 Ford Focus SE Review
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Good gas mileage

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pretty much everything other than the gas..

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Embarrasing Ugly Car! — This car really was a piece... No matter how well I kept up the brakes, maintenance, etc.. it ALWAYS ran poorly.. (and the brakes always squealed - i was told this was a trait of Fords) It had little to no pickup and there wasnt anything great about the handling either. Also... what an UGLY model!!! .. I would guess the only good thing about this car was the gas mileage.. It normally only cost me about $40 to fill and it lasted a long time... Save yourself alot of headaches and dont buy a Ford...

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mjte43 writes:
2002 Ford Focus ZX5 Review
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4

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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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kiril106 writes:
2002 Ford Focus SE Review
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It is a nice car to drive

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Low quality, will annoy you with things going out all the time. Don't recomment. Will NEVER buy a Ford again!

kiril106
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Lots Of Small Problems — This car will keep you paying for repairs. Over the past year along, the following issues have arisen: -- read window rail broke - $350 -- Car floods when it rains - a puddle of water on the passenger front side -- heat and A/C blower out -- dashboard light out

Owner for 2 years, 10 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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Lou writes:
2002 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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Large, but ok milage

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Maintenance nightmare

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This Car Was Nothing But Trouble — The Ford Focus I had was a white wagon. I had it in the shop constantly. Driving it was no fun because no matter who I took the car to, or how many times I took it, they could not remove the squeal from the brakes.

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SirPerseus writes:
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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Laurbee writes:
2002 Ford Focus SE Review
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Nice handling, better than decent economy, fun car!

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In town fuel economy could be better.

Laurbee
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Little Kitty Moves Like A Cheetah :) — Got this car after my Explorer kicked the tranny bucket. Have only had it for about a month now and so far I love it. Nice basic car that moves well on the highways and prowls the city streets like a pro! Got our first good snow/ice storm and this little car did fantastic in it. My job is up on a pretty steep hill and we drove past 3 ars that weren't able to make it all the way up..the little Focus just cruised right up like the road was flat and dry!!!

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Joshua writes:
2002 Ford Focus SE Review
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Gas Mileage

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Slow, Ugly

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Ford Focus!!! — Was only a 4 cylinder. The only reason I liked it is because it had great gas mileage!!! Very small and compact def not a car for tall people! I am 6 foot had the seat scooted all the way back and knees still it steering wheel!! It was an ok car though!

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Travis writes:
2002 Ford Focus SE Review
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Cheap reliable, fun to drive

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low on power, could be quieter

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Nice Used Ecnobox — It's a slower car, with only 130 hp, but its peppy enough to be fun, really solid handling, direct steering and good clutch with a smooth shifter, extremely reliable, not a single problem with it yet. It is also good on fuel, getting near as makes no difference 50 mpg (can gal.) on the highway

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Kyle writes:
2002 Ford Focus ZX5 Review
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It's my car

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I'm still making payments on it

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My Zx5 — My new 02 ZX5 Focus. Bought it because it was cheap to insure ($92 a month for full coverage) parts are plentiful, easy to find and cheap (brand new crate motor ready to drop in $1000) It's pretty gutless but it works perfect for delivering pizza (30 mpg city/highway mixed)

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Graham writes:
2002 Ford Focus ZX5 Review
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quick fun and reliable loved it

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the fuel economy, well its a sports car

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My Focus St170 — hd this car for over a year, coz this is american its listed as differnt trim, but is a focus ST170 was rapid..... loved it so much and miss it like mad nowi would recomend this car for anyone who can afford the insurance

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

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1998 Ford Focus Reviews

Best Car In The World!!!! By Robert

perfmance is very good for a 1.8 great handling great fun drive braking is good it not to bad on fuel economy cheap for parts i would say it is a allrtound great car not had much wrong with it. Read More

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1999 Ford Focus Reviews

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

its very powerful has drilled and grooved discs all round for excellent braking handles like a dream havnt had to repair anything on it yet has great looks a bit thirsty but is a 2.0 with power mods c... Read More

Great Car For Driving, Not As Much For Owning By Kamil

Surprisingly great performance and pleasure of driving; it's a perfect handling car and provides lots of power, although costs of maintenance (Diesel engine equipment) are very high and unevitable. It... Read More

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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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2001 Ford Focus Reviews

Sohc Engine Is Junk And Should Have Been Recalled By Toletgo1234

Had no way to know anything was happening, it sputtered and blew up, not something i had expected to have happen, and the automatic transmission shift solenoids go out frequently. No hope for these ve... Read More

Fun To Drive. By Ian

Very fun car to drive with excellent braking and handling and can fit a family of five. It accelerate smoothly and very good and the gas. If you like to work on cars yourself this car is great to perf... 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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