2000 Ford Focus User Reviews

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    2000 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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    Dont Like — this type of focus has a blind spot when looking through side view mirrors. also i find depth and distance perception difficult from the back when parking. i got in a small accident and did some unrepairable damage to the uniframe dont buy this car anybody

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: good on gas

    Cons: uniframe damage

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    2000 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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    Amazing Car To Drive — i have owned this car for 2 years and it is definitely a work in progress still ... its always changing the appearance and style but its so much fun ... custom led taillights ... hid headlights ... eibach sportline lowering springs ... custom painted stock 5 spoke rims ... interior neons ... cold air intake ... alpine stereo ... amp and 2 - 15 inch kicker subs ... and the gas mileage is amazing even driving with a lead foot ... my next purchase is definately going to be a ford focus zx3 svt ... faster and better looking car in my opinion ... i love my car ... enough said lol

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

    Pros: sporty economy car and the handling is excellent and its even better with a lowering kit

    Cons: could be faster

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    2000 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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    3/5 Stars. — Perf: Acceleration is alright. Not stellar. Braking is excellent, can stop on a dime. Handling is quite remarkable. Easily takes corners at 80kph+. (Granted, my car is lowered 2"). Speed: I have personally reached ~175kph. Car maxes out at around 190kph. Build: Not so great. You get the lousy groan from the power steering pump. (Standard with all Fords after 10yrs). Tends to shake a bit over 150kph. Appearance: dents easily and looks like a shrunken minivan, but looks pretty shnazzy. Cost: Very cheap. Original price is usually below $2500, and it gets about 30mpg. Fun Factor: awesome. Not jaw-dropping or head turning, but hauls ass pretty well.

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

    Pros: Fast, fun, good handling and seats 5!

    Cons: Lousy Ford parts.

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    2000 Ford Focus Review
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    Its An Average Car. Can't Say Much. I Have It So Obviously It Seemed Like A Good Deal. — Preformance: Acceleration is below average (4 cylinders, stock, but good for a plain 4 cylinder) Brakes are great. It will stop quick if you have dy tarmac under the wheels. It handles verry well, hard to get it to slide unless its in the winter. its too light and being fwd it gets tricky to handle. Build Quality: The exhaust has a hole rusted into it, and one of the exhaust supports rusted off. its rusting below the front doors twords the front wheels. Its holding togeather well for all the stuff they put on the roads here. Appearance: The interior is alright, few stains here and there on the seats. besides that, its average. nothing too fancy (its a focus, its what i'd expect from this kind of car). Outside, it looks like a focus, thats about all i can say. Cost Of Ownership: Mileage is in the mid/high 20's (normally around 26). Some of the pieces in the exhaust have rusted out, but a coat hanger and a spare piece of steel fixed the problem. Its a good car, but the grime in the winter eats away little by little. Fun Factor: its an alright car to drive. fun to take on the back roads. no complaints as far as this goes. if you want to have fun, you can have fun with it, but its not like you get that feeling turning the key or anything like that.

    Pros: Great mileage, hugs the road nicely.

    Cons: slow to get up to speed, not good in snow.

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    2000 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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    Not Sure I Will Ever Let It Go :) — Almost 140,000 miles and no major problem. Why buy a new car when a few thousands added in aftermarket parts make it still turn heads on the street... I am looking forward to the next 140,000 miles :) Never had any problem, knocking on wood!!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: I love it!!!

    Cons: It's mine :)

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    2000 Ford Focus Review
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    Lovely Ride — its got real good handlinng just had it remapped its got a few paint blisters showing because of age got 17 inch alloys tinted windoes and decal on it . it alsohas got neon lights inside the car and a k and n air filter

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: the look

    Cons: the age

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    2000 Ford Focus SE Review
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    Its Green — it turns it go's it stops it brakes it fine but i hate it because its a ford it rarely gets stuck in snow at winter surprisingly because there all seasons and there were never any problems starting it. ps. it used to be a rent-a-car

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: gets you to where you wanna go...

    Cons: getting old

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    2000 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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    A Fun, Fuel Efficient Car That Yu Dont Have To Pay A Premium Price For —

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fun to drive and fuel efficient

    Cons: AC doesnt work anymore.......dings constantly when key is in the ignition

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    2000 Ford Focus LX Review
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    Good Car If You Want Good Gas Mileage. — When I first got it, there was a hole punched in the vacuum line. My friend's dad ordered me a new one. Now it gets unbelievable gas mileage. However, I've had to put in some more money with this car (new transmission, etc.)

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great MPG - 35+/- city 40+/- hwy

    Cons: Unreliable

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    2000 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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    The 2000 Focus Zx3 — Where can I start? The 2000 Focus is a complete solid car that can bring joy to anybody. First, the performance: The 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder, DOHC, Zetec engine produces 135 BHP and is fairly bullet proof, it will last for a long time. My Focus has done around 180,000 miles on all origional parts, except for gaskets and other parts that need replaced every couple of thousand of miles. Pretty good for a ten year old car! The engine is completely adaquate enough for everyday use and the occasional time when you feel like going fast. Despite this, the engine could do with just a tiny bit more power to add to the sportyness of the Focus. However, when you hit the GO pedal and you let the revs get up high, you will hear the sweet sound of the engine. It is phenominal. The brakes on the Focus are unbelievably brilliant. All you need to do is tap the brake pedal and you stop very quickly. When you stop, put your face back where it belongs and keep going. The brakes stop you quick when you need it and slows you down when you need it. The stopping power is phenominal considering the brakes at the front are about 1 foot in diameter and the rears are drums. The 2000 Focus is well built all round. It will keep its self composed for many years. I've recently replaced the suspension all round and the front rotors just to keep it as safe as it possibly can. After 10 years, the suspension is pretty soft instead of hard. Now that the replacements are on, the Focus sits about 2 inches higher than it did with the sagging, old ones on there. There was nothing wrong with the brakes, just replaced them so I know its safe and they'll last another life time. After 10 years though, the Air Conditioning Compressor is squeaking now, but from frequent use for 10 straight years, it is expected to happen, nothing can last forever. The car does not rattle, bang or anything else. The Focus looks, to me anyway, really good. I like the way the rear lights are situated up high, not only to look more interesting, but so that they are more visible to the car following you. The side of the Focus had very interesting lines and you could spend hours looking around it looking at all the tiny curves, bends, and lines on it. The large headlights look good aswell as lighting up the road amazingly. The interior design is pure and also very interesting. The lines of the dask is unique and is oddly good looking. The gauges are very large and easy to read as well as being accutare. The gauges do need a readout for battery life though. Apart from that, they are brilliant. The way the seats feel are unbelievably comfortable. They hold you well when you are moving down the road. One fo the best things about the Focus is that is is so cheap to run. $20.00 of fuel today will easily last you up to 2 weeks (depending on how you use it, of course). The Focus is incredibally easy to maintain. It will last you a while when you treat it right. This car is a "hatchback", but it behaves as a sports car. It is really sporty to drive and it makes you forget that you are driving a hatchback. It shouldn't be called a hatchback; it should be called a "Sports Coupe". To sum it all up, the 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 is one of the best cars out there today and gives you a feeling of joy that is unique in every way.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Cheap, Sporty, Lasts forever

    Cons: Ummm, hold on... Let me think... Needs about 10 more horse power and a better sounding horn. Thats about it.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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