2000 Ford Focus LX Split port from North America
Would not buy another one to save my life
The key will not go into the ignition. The brakes squeal constantly, mainly after it rains. The removable face plate for the radio pops off just enough to shut off the radio. The heater wouldn't work on high. The whole car shakes while driving down the road (over 35 miles per hour). The tires wear unevenly. The truck will not latch after using the truck release button in the car.
I am now having problems when I stop the car acts like it is going to die (has happened three times).
I like this car, but the money that I have put into it does not help my money situation.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th August, 2003
I know exactly how you feel and the motor company won't lemon law the car.
The 2000 Ford Focus LX that we are buying from JD Byrider is a great car. They told us that the car had one owner and that the owner took great care of the car before they got it. We have had only a few problems with the car, but they were fixable and affordable.
The first problem is the squeaky breaks. When it is really cold or rainy, the brakes squeal just loud enough to hear over the heater on high. We had this looked at by our mechanic and he says it is not a problem to worry about because all cars do this, especially during those situations.
The second problem is the squeal of the heater on low. We had this looked at also, the mechanic says that it is also not a problem with the car, but a problem due to the cold.
The final problem we have had with the car was the alternator. We had it looked at by the mechanics at JD Byrider and they replaced it. With 72,000 miles on it, the car was due for a new one.
I have personally no problems with this car. It has been great and I would buy another one!