Despite the numerous problems, its a good car, but I would NEVER buy another!!
I've replaced the battery at 22,000 miles.
I've replaced the Cassette deck 3 times.
I've replaced the brakes/rotors at least 2 or 3 times.
The weather stripping around the doors & windows is loose. Also, the weather stripping around the headlights is completely off.
I've had to replace the driver's seat cushioning.
The car would start slowing down, jerking, and then eventually shutting off. This has lead to the computer being re-programmed twice.
I've had the passenger head rest replaced the first week I bought the car.
Besides the numerous recalls, I have found my focus to be a good car. It has an unusual amount of room in it for both the driver & the passengers.
Although I've had many problems concerning the actual power & performance of the car, I've found that when running strong, the Focus has a great acceleration.
The tight suspension makes it easy to handle at high speeds exceeding 60 miles per hour.
When the radio works, the Focus has an excellent sound system.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th May, 2002