2000 Ford Focus SE Station Wagon 2.0 Zetec from North America
A great little car for the money
This car has been very reliable to date. I have had a total of three problems:
1. I had to replace a rear wheel brake cylinder,
2. I replaced the passenger side, front wheel bearing (it was bad when I bought the car)
3. the dealer replaced the fuel pump, under warranty, due to mild surging under load - a know issue with the Focus.
I have owned the Focus for about a year now. This car has been a very good, and reliable car for me. Considering the age, and mileage, I don't consider that any of the work performed was premature, or out of the ordinary. I perform regular, routine maintenance - oil and filter change every 5,000 Km.
My only problem with the car is that, during rainy weather, I have to run the AC or the windows will fog inside the car, to the point that it's impossible to see out. I am sure this is specific to this car, and not a problem with all Focus's, in general. I have not done a lot of investigation into this, as it has not been a huge issue.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st December, 2004
27th Dec 2004, 11:28
I have a ford focus wagon SE from 2000, I want to sell it, how do I find out wethet it has ABS breaks or not?
7th Mar 2005, 12:51
ABS brakes are easy to discover. there are two main methods:
1. get dirty taking the front wheel apart and look at the backside of the rotor for ridges or a sensor.
2. find an empty parkinglot or abandoned road, get going pretty quick and hammer on the brakes as hard as you can and hold them. if you see an extreme pulsing sensation under your foot, or hear a noise similar to your nose being pushed and dragged along the surface of the road, you have ABS. if your wheels lock up and you start to skid out of control, you don't.
7th Mar 2005, 14:37
A much easier (and safer) method would be to look for an ABS warning light when you start the car. If you have the warning light, you have ABS.