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2002 Ford Focus User Reviews

2002 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 79 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" 28 reviews
"handling" 25 reviews
"power" 16 reviews
"speed" 9 reviews
CONS
"power" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews
"quality" 2 reviews

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Displaying 41 - 50 of 79 2002 Ford Focus reviews.

Justin writes:
2002 Ford Focus ZX5 Review
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5

Pros

Handling

Cons

Only a 4 cylinder

25

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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Nick writes:
2002 Ford Focus Review
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4

Pros

Reasonably reliable, great economy, decent handling & performance and good load space

Cons

It's not as cool as a Jag X Type

25

It's Not A Bad Motor — Ghia Saloon TDCI. Just got back from cruising around France in it. Does about 54 mpg and is happy at 80 mph, sometimes a bit heavy going when fully laden and the diesel engine can be a bit rattly first thing in the mornings. Handles nicely, the turbo gives a nice kick and the boot space means it takes a much bigger load than the standard hatchback (and the saloons are less common on the roads).

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joshua writes:
2002 Ford Focus SE Review
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4

Pros

it runs

Cons

Its not easy.

25

Its Ok For Now — Its got a window leak. No CD player just tape and radio. No Power windows, No power lock. 145,000 Miles. I want it a street look to it. Like loud sound and a nice body to it. sexy interior would be nice.

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Alistair writes:
2002 Ford Focus ZX5 Review
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5

Pros

World class handling vs ride

Cons

If you are a boy racer - it's not a hot hatch

35

Good Tradeoff, Fun To Drive, Not To Expnsive To Keep On The Road, Good Looks — Performance - adequate acceleration and braking, excellent handling Build Quality - not on par with VW, not as reliable as Japanese makes. Electrics a bit iffy (grounds) Appearance - still one of the most striking designs out there, much better looking inside and out than the new focus. TCO - Not bad considering the size of the car and engine Fun factor - hell yes, could be faster, better brakes ( I guess i'll have the ST170 / SVT then!)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Paul writes:
2002 Ford Focus LX Review
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2

Pros

Pretty Quick

Cons

Unreliable

25

Average — Unreliable and boring really. Has put me off Fords for good. Had problems with the engine management system and also the clutch, also water leaked into the passenger side and the A/C has gone wrong twice. Pretty quick though which is one of the defining features as I have the TDCi and i've had 135mph out of it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andy writes:
2002 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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4

Pros

Cheap to buy, cheap to run.. overall great car

Cons

.``

25

Great For Anyone With A A Grand Or 2 To Spend On A Cheap Reliablle Run About — Its a bit slow on acceleration but top speed is not bad, braking is pretty good, and handling is 100% Build quality is great, Cheao to Repair, Fun to drive but would recomend maybe the ST170 or RS. Plus the look pretty good when its all painted up =)

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

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Nicholas writes:
2002 Ford Focus SE Review
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2

Pros

Gas Mileage

Cons

Poky, small

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Its Ok — This car was used when I bought it...I have had some problems out of it--two window motors, brakes, tranny work, motor mount replaced, exhaust work, and then some. want my Crown Vic back :( Give me liberty or give me death!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lawrence184 writes:
2002 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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5

Pros

It's small and fits in tight spaces and handles great on windy roads.

Cons

The color

25

My Focus — I traded with my wife. She took my Honda LX and I took the Focus ZTS. I love driving it even though it may not have as much get up and go. I like the way it handles and it is very low maintenance.

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Paul writes:
2002 Ford Focus ZX5 Review
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5

Pros

Consumption, payload, space & handling

Cons

Rusty at some places, parts are a pain to get

25

Nervous But Not Fast — It's kinda cool to drive a ZX5, lots of space. Very versatile little car with a quite surprising payload. It's nervous but not as good as the SVT. Too bad these ones are hard to come by where I live.

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Richard writes:
2002 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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4

Pros

Gas mileage, fun to drive, and surprisingly roomy.

Cons

Some repair issues.

35

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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2012 Ford Focus Reviews

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2011 Ford Focus Reviews

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2010 Ford Focus Reviews

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