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 ZX3 Review
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Gas mileage, fun to drive, and surprisingly roomy.

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Some repair issues.

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2002 Ford Focus Zx-3 — Pretty decent car overall. I've installed 17" wheels and a cold air intake. It's certainly not fast, but with a 5 speed and a sunroof it's fun to drive. I've gotten 32 mpg on trips which I think is pretty good.

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2002 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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Power!

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What Is Up With The Ford Focus? — PERFORMANCE: The Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec (English) is stunning. To see what Ford have created here you simply need to turn into a roundabout a bit too quickly, lift off and watch the tail slide enthusiastically round like a dog doing doughnut on a polished floor (don't forget the opposite lock). Watch the suspension cope with the most ridiculous of tasks, such as hitting speed bumps at 40mph, or driving down one of North Yorkshires quality roads at a healthy speed. The engine could do with slightly more power than the 99bhp the 1.6L engine offers but it copes fine on country roads and being thrashed up and down the motorways at 90. APPEARANCE: The appearance of the car hasn't aged as bad as other cars that were launched around 1997, such as the latest incarnation of the VW Golf or the Vauxhall Astra. The Focus still sits well in the car park next to much newer cars. BUILD QUALITY: This car has been in my family for 7 years now (from new) and has survived being tipped on it side and being trashed about the countries worst roads by yours truly. If you drive like I do then you will get 30mpg out of it, otherwise you are looking at 38-40mpg, it's all about how you drive the thing (think economical thoughts!). CONCLUSION: Given the choice I know what I would be driving, since I don't I am driving the Focus but if it was up to me I would still be driving the Focus.

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2002 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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Comfortable, great fuel economy, excellent sound system, handles awesome

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Horsepower is only 130 (torque is 130)

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My Car — I love my little car! It's a yellow focus and, though it's not a high-powered car, I can get nearly 40 mpg. I especially love the sub Trav installed for me :) And now that he has a grey Focus we totally match... but not in a lame way.

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2002 Ford Focus SE Review
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Good Gas Mileage, adequate performance for everyday driving

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Loud and annoying engine noises, high cost of ownership

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2002 Ford Focus Review — While the performance was okay for everyday driving, the build quality of the 2002 Focus was very sub par. The main problems are under the hood; the engine while running or driving is very loud and annoying. While many a mechanic has said that nothing is wrong, others mention problems ranging from needing a new engine mount to problems within the cylinders. The cost of ownership is probably one of the highest out of any model year for the Focus due to what I mentioned above. The appearance of the Focus is fine for my taste, although after driving a new 2008 Ford Focus, I like the interior, exterior, and under the hood MUCH better. Ford has really cleaned up their act from 2002. That being said, while the 2008 was a blast to drive, the 2002 Ford Focus isn't too bad either. I would say it is a fairly zippy little car

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2002 Ford Focus ZX5 Review
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Lots of aftermarket parts to make it unique

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I don't have any

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I Live My Ford Focus — I love my car. The handling for the class is outstanding. Fit and finish is second to none. Fuel economy is average. The style is very unique. My ford Focus is very fun to drive. I kove my Ford Focus.

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2002 Ford Focus SE Review
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solid engine, great suspension, excellent brakes

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electrical can be buggy at times

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... — 0-60 in about 8 seconds on a 2.0 SOHC engine running 115hp and 120lb-t it's not bad for a sedan. The suspensions dialed in tight and there's not much you can do to break traction, and the brakes stop on a dime. However Ford doesn't build cars to last any more, and its needed a few repairs here and there. It makes about 32 mpg and doesn't need to much on the maintenance side of things. And its a fun little car to drive.

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2002 Ford Focus Review
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fast, lots of room inside and boot space is amazing!

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none

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Focus Saloons Are Great — Its a saloon........great boot space so you can travel in it anywhere! Goes fast, is responsive, comfortable and has everything i need as it's a Ghia. Family car but fun! Petrol consumption is o-kay too tho the car tax was £125 as it's a 1600cc. I'd buy one again that's for sure.

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2002 Ford Focus Review
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Handling, fuel economy, practical, ride, looks

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I recomend you get the Fuel Pump checked....

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I Didn't Want A Common Car...... But Look What Ive Got, A Ford Focus. — This is the most sophisticated car I have owned. It is great company on any road. It is competent in the corners. I wouldn't say fun but it is entertaining, and by far the best car I have driven and soaks up the miles on the motorway. It isn't the most reliable car i could hope for- When the fuel pump went it cost £1700 to fix, and I still need to find £500 for the Air Con to be repaired. I achieve 43 miles per gallon around town, and had it up to 58 miles per gallon on a run. It is better built than most previous Fords, but now it is 6 years old it is starting to rattle. My Focus 1.8 TDCI will do until I win the Jackpot.

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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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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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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

Great Car For The Money By LAREDOTECH1

This is the first hatchback I have ever owned. This car handles pretty good and great fuel economy. I have always owned mustangs so it was very different owing this car. Over all this is a great car. ... 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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