2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L from North America
Reasonably priced compact with some nice power
Detachable face on stereo shorted out at around 15,000 miles.
Horrible wind noise above 45 MPH with only back windows down. Sounds sort of like a helicopter landing in the back seat.
Too much outside/road noise all together.
The most reliable car I have ever owned. Never stalls, never sputters.
Poor acceleration when it's hot and humid.
Poor air flow to engine in general.
Poorly designed/placed arm rest, makes it nearly impossible to use the emergency break.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st July, 2002