2000 Ford Focus ES 2.0 SOHC Spi from North America
Not very reliable overall, but despite some flaws it's a pretty average car
Trunk release does not work anymore. The only way to open the trunk now is with the key.
Timing belt replaced at 90k miles, after the car completely broke down. Wouldn't start. Very costly repair around 1,000 dollars total.
Engine had to be remounted after 90k miles.
A/C only works on the highest setting, but it's almost pointless to use because of all the strain it puts on the engine.
Car gets very shaky driving on the highway or at high speeds.
Both rear speakers have been blown at about 87k miles.
Right headlight fogged up randomly.
Ignition problem, the key was stuck into the ignition. It was a big mess to fix and I was car-less for about 2 weeks.
Brakes replaced just before I received the car. But they have a horrible squeal to them, especially if it's raining or just finished raining.
The car handles okay. And it can move pretty fast, however the car gets very hard to control once it rolls over 80mph.
No problems starting up in cold weather.
The interior is comfortable for me, and I'm about 6 feet tall.
All electronics such as cruise control and over drive work fine.
The E-brake...doesn't really seem to do anything, and I will still slide down steep hills if I'm not careful.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd August, 2009
Ford E-brakes suck. Every Ford I have ever owned was unable to hold itself on a hill with the E-brake. Something I do all the time in my Hyundai since it's a manual.
I recommend you trade it in for a Honda or a Toyota before anything else can go wrong.
Yeah, I'm saving up for an Acura Integra right now. Very solid cars.