I made Lemonade with someone's Lemon
Had the Ford Focus almost a full year and I noticed tha Drivers Side window was leaking, still under the "Lemon Law" warranty so the dealer fixed it with no problem. Drivers Seat has developed a small hole due to a pointy seat coil. Odd thing The Head Lights only seem to last on average about 4 to 6 months before I have to replace them. Might be because I work nights and commute. Who knows? Lights are cheap and easy to change.
I bought the 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 used from a dealer in 2003. Under $9,000 because the previous owner turned it in under the "Lemon Law". The Focus has a spirted engine however road noise is noticeable at high speeds or on bad roads. Nothing a good stereo can't overpower. The front wheel drive is suitable during the Colorado winters. Interior room is great. I drove four people and two small dogs to Nebraska over a weekend with no complaints. At a time with over two dollars a gallon for gas I really love the Focus four cylinder engine. I average about 500 Miles a week to work and back.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th February, 2006