2002 Ford Focus User Reviews

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    2002 Ford Focus Review
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    Front Seats Ranked 2002 MINI Cooper better.
    "better seating position"
    Value Ranked 2002 MINI Cooper better.
    "driving fun for money"
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    2002 Ford Focus SE Review
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    Little Kitty Moves Like A Cheetah :) — Got this car after my Explorer kicked the tranny bucket. Have only had it for about a month now and so far I love it. Nice basic car that moves well on the highways and prowls the city streets like a pro! Got our first good snow/ice storm and this little car did fantastic in it. My job is up on a pretty steep hill and we drove past 3 cars that werent able to make it all the way up..the little Focus just cruised right up like the road was flat and dry!!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Nice handling, better than decent economy, fun car!

    Cons: In town fuel economy could be better.

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    2002 Ford Focus ZX5 Review
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    Great Commuter — Overall, a great inexpensive car to own and operate, just turned 163000 miles and it keeps on going. Not bad for 2 adults, but it struggles with 4 people inside. Great gas mileage, I average approximately 31mpg on the highway, and about 25 mpg in the city. Overall it has been a trouble-free car, and I would definately buy another one

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great inexpensive commuter, and with the rear seats down can hold a surprising amount of cargo

    Cons: Cabin noise at highway speed is high

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    2002 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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    '02 Zx3 Hatchback — Good over all, my car has problems that need to be fixed so i cant complain until i fix the problems and then judge. the Car length is nice and small so you are able to fit into tighter spaces. The car seats are so great i really missed them when i had to rent a car while she was in the shop.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Comfy Seats, Great MPG, great trunk space

    Cons: the hatchback design can cause a blind spot when reversing or switching lanes.

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    2002 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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    Not A Bad Little Ride — I dont see many negatives with this car at all and am very happy with it. I think anyone that owns this car will not be disappointed. The biggest thing that is a pro about this car is how well it does on gas.

    Pros: This is a good car with the gas it saves and reliability

    Cons: I would like to have more HP

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    2002 Ford Focus SE Review
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    Works Great For A While — I've owned this car for just over 7 years. It served its purpose well, until last week. It has just over 150,000 miles on it, and last week the engine went out. Apparently a piston broke. I know very little about cars, but from what I could gather from research online and a friend's husband, it seems there was an issue with the cylinder and the piston which affected the spark plug and now the second piston no longer works. All of that to say, I need to buy a new engine. A shop quoted that it would cost $4000 to $5000, but my car is only worth $3800. I love how the car handled, and that it gets great gas mileage. But this car has cost me a bit to fix this or that because the check engine light went on. So beware if considering this car. It could be that I and the other people that reported it online just got lemons, but I'd be wary of the 2002 Ford Focus.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handling, Comfort, Fuel Economy, Cargo Capacity

    Cons: Interior Noise, Reliability

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    2002 Ford Focus ZX5 Review
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    Love This Little Focus — I have had this car for a while now and i love it. It surprised me many time. Never would of guessed it would spin the tires in second. I know its not the fastest thing on the road, far from it. But its 5 speed, light, and a lot of fun to drive down curvy road.

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

    Pros: I love this things torque it can manage

    Cons: Hate its light ass

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    2002 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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    Great Car — good car, awesome gas milage. quick and relable. good family car. performance can happen. mods are out there and the price of the car is not bad. fun little car to drive and good handeling. good looking car and fun

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: gas mileage

    Cons: room

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    It's Okay If It Is A Short Term Car — i spent a lot in maintenance. it had a lot of electrical problems, and my shifter got loose so it would not go into the correct gears all the time. the gas mileage could have been better for how small the car was. it was fun to drive. the looks were not too bad.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: looks

    Cons: electrical, transmission,  gas mileage, and stuff.

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    Ford Focus St170 — great car great for putting your foot down.... or crusing. expensive on fuel but then again i knew that when i brought it, you dont buy it to go slow!!! great looks not a family car as a 3 door but i hear the 5 door is ok?

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: looks speed how quick you can take it in the corners

    Cons: fuel prices

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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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