2000 Ford Focus SE Sony Edition from North America
This car is not fit to be on the road
My transmission has had 4 major transmission problems. They have changed the throw-out bearing and they have had to replace the clutch spring. The transmission is still very hard to shift and makes a terrible noise when the clutch petal is released.
The car has had a severe vibration since I bought the car. The cars tires have to be balanced at least once every two weeks in order to keep it from shaking too much. The tires were so badly feathered at 20,000 miles that they had to be replaced.
The brakes, front and back, have had to be replaced. Within 3 days of replacing the front rotors, they had to be resurfaced.
The most recent problem on the car is that the front nose piece is separating from the rest of the car causing handling problems, and it makes an awful noise when driving down the road because it is hitting the tires.
This car is high maintenance. It is very unpredictable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th January, 2002