2000 Ford Focus Zetec 2.0L from North America
Very good for a $15k car, 105000 miles and almost no problems
The only problems we had was a back right wheel bearing and a window motor.
Both of those were covered under the warranty.
Other than that it has not had a single problem, all the recall fixes have been done even though there was not a problem.
Very reliable car. 105,000 miles and only two problems to speak of.
Gas mileage is decent, but for this size of car and engine it should be better than 26-27mpg on the every day commute. At least it gets 30 on the highway.
Handling and performance are good, especially for a $15k sedan with a 2.0L. I wouldn't say it handle like it is on rails, but it definitely will hold its own on the corners compared to similar cars.
The interior is nothing special, the leather is nice but nothing really stands out except the space it has inside. The rear seats are even comfortable for me to sit in so long as there is not a very tall person sitting in front of me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th April, 2008