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2000 Ford Focus ZX3Review
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Somewhat Sporty, Immesurably Practical —

Whoever knocks on owning a hatchback should seriously consider a gen 1 Focus ZX3 (or equally fun to drive VW Golf/Rabbit/GTI). Sure it was a goofy looking pod for transportation, but the combination of a nearly flat, deep load floor and a straight roof made for superior hauling capability over most other compact cars on the road. With the seats folded up, it will swallow 5 people comfortably, 4 people and their golf clubs, or 3 people and luggage for a 10 day vacation (no lie). The interior design was equally as goofy as the exterior, and it was a sea of black plastic, however it proved durable over 5 years and 80k miles of ownership (from 2003-2008). The sound quality of the stereo was acceptable. The front seats actually proved quite supportive and more comfortable than one would expect from a small car. The Zetec engine was eager, but hampered by the Ford 4-speed transaxle. Acceleration was anemic for highway merging, but the okay torque was completely adequate around town. Despite these woes, highway mileage was decent enough, and it didn't hunt for gears on hills at highway speed. Durability was acceptable, but not stellar. No major problems came up, however I had to remember that no matter how hard I push it, it will never be as fast as my Mustang or the Jags. Handling, on the other hand, was a major strong point for the car. It took corners with ease, very little body roll, or tire noise. The ride quality was equally impressive (even with the 16 inch alloys and 205/45R tires). Engine and wind noise were rather excessive at highway speeds, however a good set of tires can cure any road noise issues you may have.

Pros: utility, seating comfort, RIDE/HANDLING BALANCE, fuel economy, interior and exterior materials durability

Cons: transmission hampered acceleration, styling not for everyone, old-car problems came on a little early in its life (around 90k miles, as opposed to about 120k for my Mustang)

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2000 Ford Focus ZX3Review
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My 2000 Ford Focus — When the Focus first came to America after being out in Europe for a year, I was impressed by the bang-for-buck quality it had. After one test drive, I was in love with it after considering a Toyota Celica GTS. The aftermarket for parts took a while to get going, but once it did, it was relatively easy to change the things I wanted to. There were quite a few recalls in the first year or two, as can be expected with a car new to America. Since then, I have been thrilled with the reliabilty and gas mileage. The performance of the car is unmatched for cars in its category.

Pros: Fuel Mileage, Steering Ratio, Shifter, Headroom, Trunk space

Cons: Stock stereo is weak, stock suspension(needs double wishbone), needs rear disc brakes standard

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2000 Ford Focus ZX3Review
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Miss My 5 Speed — i wanted to take it back to begin with but it grew on me.i have droped a tranny and its down now because im working on the second clutch and i fliped is on the back roads,lol.

Pros: dohc z-tech,great gass milage,plenty of room,great handling

Cons: need someone that can change a clutch,cheao

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2000 Ford Focus ZX3Review
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My Car. Nothin Special — 2000 ford focus. daily driver, konig rims, with kuhmo tires, borla exhaust, cold air.

Pros: fun to drive, treated me well so far

Cons: low on power, but potential..

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2000 Ford Focus SEReview
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Best First Car... — Driving it is like having the best European car you can afford. Even though the brand is American, it doesn't behave like one which is nice. Everyone can get comfortable in this car with no problem and it is a very popular choice for car-pooling. I'd recommend this car to anyone.

Pros: Performance, practical, narrow and short, roominess, fuel efficiency, trunk, and stereo

Cons: tires and tendency to have a problem once in a while because of age

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2000 Ford FocusReview
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It Has Both The Good The Bad And The Ugly. — Not a bad car. Brakes need to be better. Handling is alright. Suspension could use a tune up. Accelerates when you need it. Exterior is crap. Interior isn't bad though.

Pros: Lots of space

Cons: Lots of repairs

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2000 Ford FocusReview
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Handles Excellent — I've had this car for about three years, and i love the potential of this car, but seeing as how mine is a V4, not much can come out of it as far as speed.

Pros: Great Handling

Cons: V4 = 105 top speed and poor accl.

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2000 Ford Focus LXReview
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My Last Ford — Good car, decent gas mileage, kinda small, totaled on NYE 2001 held up well actually..this was a "show" car ... so it was fully loaded with all the extras

Pros: Safety, decent sound system, security system

Cons: small

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2000 Ford Focus ZX3Review
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This Car Is The Best!!! I Miss This Car!!! — I never wanted to give up this car. This car was starting to get fixed up. I had lowering springs, full cat back exsust and i had something else too. This thing would go. It drove nice. Great on gas too... Mine was a standard and it was pretty basic. I bought this car all on my own too. Until someone rear ended me and totaled it.

Pros: It does great in accidents.. I just loved this car. if some didn't total my
car I would still have it and it would have been paid off and I would be
driving it into the dirt. Same thing with this one I would give five star
rating if the stars would work right!!!

Cons: nothing is wrong with it!!

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2000 Ford Focus ZTSReview
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Sleeper Sorta Warm Hot Hatch — Good giggle to drive underestimated car cheap parts easy to upgrade lots of bits about for them fast enough esp works very well brakes aren't so good when they get hot looks good on 3 wheels : )

Pros: quicker than you think if driven properly

Cons: only does 134. standard brakes are pants

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Reviews From Other Years

2018 Ford Focus Reviews

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Not enough info about the car. I expected more info on the website as I dont really want to be contacted by a lot of dealers at once. Read More

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Great value for amount of extras that come with the car. Read More

2017 Ford Focus Reviews

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2015 Ford Focus Reviews

Review By Tae41

Car needs a rack and pinion according to the owner/dealer. This was not mentioned in the ad. Read More

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2014 Ford Focus Reviews

Review By Gage

Ive heard the automatic transmissions have issues but the manuals are great Read More

Review By Sally Marie

Its been great so far! I love the car and the features it cones with. I had an 2007 Ford Focus before I got this and loved that car. It was very dependable which led me to getting another Focus. Will ... Read More

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