2000 Ford Focus ZX3 Zeec from North America
Could'a been a Contender..
Windshield Water leak.
Front Suspension, Spring corrosion and breakage.
Wiring harness for rear hatch worn and broken.
Comfy, Quick if not for the reliability issues I would give it a 10...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th April, 2006
7th Apr 2006, 12:18
Welcome to the "I bought a 2000 Ford Focus and all I got was this lousy reliability" club. I myself own the 2000 Focus Sedan... currently I'm experiencing excessive vibration from the front wheels. Let's hope it's just the alignment.
9th Dec 2009, 17:18
The vibration may be the wheel bearings. Jack the front of the car up and place one hand at 12 and one hand at six on the tire. Then try pushing and pulling it. If you get even 1/8 of an inch of play you need to replace the wheel bearings. Also make sure the car is in neutral when performing this test.
15th May 2011, 11:26
I am looking to buy a used vehicle, and the two cars that I cannot decide between are a 2000 Ford Focus and a 2000 Hyundai Elantra. I've read most of the reviews on this site and another site about the two vehicles, and the way it sounds, it made me change my mind totally. I was leaning more towards the Focus, but now reading all of these comments, I am seriously thinking of the Elantra. Please let me know if there is any other information or concerns I should need to know about either vehicle... and your opinion as to which way I should go. Thanks everybody!!!
Indecisive in Canada.