Ford Focus Reviews from Turkey - Page 2 of 2

2001 Ford Focus 2.0 Zetec 3dr (Sport Trend) 2.0 petrol

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired57000 kilometres
Most recent distance58000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Good handling, soft GT

Faults:

Some problems in the transmission. It cost me about $350. Nothing else.

General Comments:

Very good handling, probably the best handling car of its segment. It's superb now, after a modification.

The performance's only good (9.2 sec. 0-100km/h acceleration) A 2 liters engine could have been better (only 130 HP.) The transmission is something between sport and family car.

As comfortable as a compact car.. The rear seats are surprisingly comfortable, having enough legroom even for a man 185 (6'1") tall.

The worst thing is, you don't see the ends of the car; severe problems with parking. also the mirrors are not good enough, yet you get used to it..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th January, 2004

25th Sep 2004, 05:01

It is quite simple, the 17" wheels instead of 15" (stock orignal) is about the difference between 9 and 7.7 sec. Beware of tranny overload.

25th Feb 2005, 16:05

Putting a piperx viper kit, throttle body, stainless steel exhaust and remapping my ecu on my 2 litre focus. ITS GONNA FLY!

27th May 2006, 08:38

Putting 17 inch wheels on your car will infact slow it down rather than speed it up!!

2001 Ford Focus Ghia Hatchback ESP 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance19500 kilometres
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

The word/ world automobile..

Faults:

- Lumbar support wheel mechanism of the driver's seat is broken. (User fault)

- Original tires need to be replaced.

-I've been told by the service that snow chains cannot be fitted to Focuses as they might possibly damage the ABS sensors on the brake calipers. I wonder if it's true-sounds a bit odd to me..

General Comments:

-I'm very pleased with it: It's spacious, engine is refined and operates smoothly and driving ability and handling is keen.

-The fascia is ergonomically designed and is definitely user-friendly.

-Velor upholstery is comfortable and the light gray color adds airiness.

-Audio system is generous in sound quality.

-Exterior design is a pleasure to look at.

- Although equipment level is satisfying, I wish it was equipped with front fog lamps too. My country's roads are full of topographical surface of any kind and it is a must to have fog lamps at night.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th February, 2003

2000 Ford Focus Sport Trend 2.0 Zetec

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 Zetec Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance15067 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

Good bargain, but no GTi

Faults:

The car simply is great for handling, but it just gives you too much confidence.

I experienced trouble with the smart engine as the engine had to be driven 23 km to learn the new driving habits of driver.

The car cannot top 218 km/h speed. It just can's. It's a sporty car with 2.0 engine, but a lame 130 HP. Had to install a chip. I used a regular program which simply made gear ratios a bit more reactive. Then used a program readied for high degree cams. That was fine. Best result came with a special program designed for a Group N Focus Sport.

General Comments:

Lovely car. It's of high quality. Nice design. But it has poor engine. ECO-TEC engine just can't cut it, no GTi feel unless you install a chip.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th May, 2002

2000 Ford Focus Ghia Hatchback ESP 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance13500 kilometres
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

Spectacular and outstanding

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

I wish it was equipped with front fog lamps and board computer as standard.

The car's very generous in space - it can easily seat up to 5 people.

Engine performance, road grip and braking power is very well.

The gearbox operates smoothly.

The styling is attractive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd January, 2002

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 8 reviews