2002 Ford Focus User Reviews

2002 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 81 reviews

  • 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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CarpenterJon writes:
2002 Ford Focus ZX5 Review
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5

Pros

Super Dependable
Low maintenance
Great Driver
Huge cargo space
Good All around Gas Mileage

Cons

Back seat is only good for short rides

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Great Price, Great Dependibility — Great Car All Around. Handles light and zippy, manual transmission is great around town and getting to highway speeds in a jiffy. HUGE cargo room for this little Hatchback. I moved to and from college and all over the country with no problem by putting down the back seats and using a roof rack. I have barely put any money into it except basic maintenance, tires, brakes, oil, Came with a great stereo, but I had to have the 6CD changer replaced six or seven times while under warranty. Now it hasn't had a problem Manual Transmission in crawling traffic is a pain (but that is with any car). The Blower Capacitor goes out almost every spring due to condensation. A $20 dollar part but still a pain when it is hot. Seats are kind of junky, my rear seat tore from some one sitting on it and it was just a normal person.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jason writes:
2002 Ford Focus SE Review
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GREAT handling, easy modability.

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Slow, unreliable, no support from dealer, bad gas mileage.

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Decent Transportation, Not Much More — I stumbled into my Focus in the winter of 04, when my mx6 broke down, and I regret deciding to do so. She was unreliable, had a faulty transmission, and got 15 mpg on a 4 cylinder. $13000? Child, please. This one got wrecked into a hill at Metro Airport when an ex-friend of mine drunkenly stole it from me, with me in the passenger seat. Insurance wrote us a check, and I don't miss it at all.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2002 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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fuel mileage, four doors

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low power, not a beautiful car

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2002 Ford Focus Zts — I bought this car used from a friend who had it since new. It is a well built very fuel efficient 4 cylinder car. I like the ZTS package for the sportier appearance and firmer suspension. For doors make it good for the family. Four cylinders make it good at the gas pump.

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Kristopher101 writes:
2002 Ford Focus SE Review
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Great on gas, looks appealing, smooth and fairly quiet ride.

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Not very sporty, could be more fun to drive, doesn't look like a Lambo :(

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Kris Born's Ford Focus Se — I like the style of the 2000-2003 model the best, so I am happy with that, although later models have a bit of an edge on performance. I wish it was manual, but nonetheless it is still a smooth ride and can be quite fun if ran the right way. I wish it were sportier, but then it probably would have been a lot more expensive overall. I may end up putting some aftermarket parts on it to make it more appealing, and I have already added Fusion speakers in all doors which perform very well (especially with techno which fits well with the fact that Ford created this car off of a European inspired platform).

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Tom writes:
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Good Handling

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Theres lots of them around

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2002 Ford Focus 2.0 Zetec — Good Car, superb handling for a standard car, could be quicker but its too embarrisingly slow to be fair, Loads of room for passengers in the rear, ample boot space, cheap to insure and to run. The other good thing about fords is if something did go wrong the bits are cheap compared to your audis, mercs and beemers!

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Aiden writes:
2002 Ford Focus ZX5 Review
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everything

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none known as of yet...had no problems

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Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec 2002 — Performance-acceleration is great for a heavyish family car,braking is sharp but not as strong as other cars.mynes sitting on eibachs, handling is the best! build quality-no repairs so far, no squeaks or rattles,any work that does need doing can be done yourself, easy car to work on. appearance-fantastic looking car,made even more exciting by mods which are relatively cheap and easy to replace Costs-cheapest car to run ive had despite larger engine size, over past 10 months only had to change the plugs and leads.(leads were only to personal preferance) fun factor- Amazing car to drive, sounds great with induction and exhaust, through this car into any corner (fast or tricky), you'll come out the other end with a huuuge grin on your face! :)

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

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Nick writes:
2002 Ford Focus LX Review
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Steady as a rock in corners

Cons

You want to go off road, in Afganistan

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You Cant Go Wrong With One — I've owned many fords, fiesta right up to transit and of course a couple of Focus's. If you want a car that is built well, drives well, reasonable economy and performance and stick like glue, you can't go wrong with one of these. Must say that I would like to get my hands on a new RS - YUMMY

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ZETECkid writes:
2002 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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great climbing horsepower

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suspension isnt the best

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Great Fun Reliable Car That A Lot Of People Enjoy — I have a Focus ZTS. low miles and is a 5 speed. i like the performance it stays along with the svt si and gsr. at least the ones that ive raced. the only thing i wish the suspension was rougher. and it didnt bounce like a granny car

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

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Caitlin writes:
2002 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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handling

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mechanical problems

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Cute First Car, Don't Expect To Run Long. — Lets put it like this, 3 alternators and 2 batteries in one year...plus a new heater hose, brakes, and part of the transmission. oh, and the engine light is on again. perfectly made car. to say the least....SUCKS. but ill admit, i like how it handles, and it came with a pretty good sound system.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Justin writes:
2002 Ford Focus ZX5 Review
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Handling

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Only a 4 cylinder

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One Of My Top Cars — Loved that car. Handled like a race car. Took corners amazingly well. The look was awesome as well. The comfort level was pretty nice for a compact car. Was the first near new car i owned in 2004 and i would suggest it to anyone. And it was a manuel 5 speed and not an automatic.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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

It Is A Ford. By Kimmichu

I like the extra storage, child proof doors, great on fuel. Maintence can run you a great sum, something is always going wrong with my focus. it makes a decent car for getting to doctor's office, ... Read More

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

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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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