2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0 ZETEC from North America
Drives very nicely, but is a piece of junk.
I had a wheel bearing recall twice.
I had a trim item recall.
I had a recall on the fuel pump sender unit.
The dealer had to replace the clutch and pressure plate at 22,000 miles.
They had to replace the ingnition switch, as it would not turn with the key inserted.
I have had to replace the tires twice, but I drive aggressively.
The steering wheel came loose at 24,000 miles and had to be tightened up.
I have two bent rims so now it vibrates at speeds over 60 mph.
The cigarette lighter power socket has never worked.
The rear center seatbelt only can pulled out when it wants to.
I hear a strange clunk when I turn the wheel full clock when I am not moving.
The lever to push down the passenger seat broke off.
This car is a piece of junk.
I will never, ever buy another American car again.
The car has been pretty good for the last 30,000 miles, but the first 20,000 were hell.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th September, 2002
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