2000 Ford Focus SE 2.1 from North America
Ford Focus+Ford Pinto's explosive rear bumpers= Recall and service department HEAVEN
Throttle position linkage needs to be replaced.
Brakes need replaced rather frequently.
Water leak in passenger side floor board.
Bad front shocks.
This is my mom's car. I have a 95 BMW 318ti and she has the 2000 Ford Focus. The problems (with her car) are numerous. She has the typical passenger floor leak, rear tire wear, and everything everybody else says. Yet she also has a faulty throttle positioning sensor. And with good ol'e Ford you can't replace the sensor, but have to replace the whole throttle linkage! I accidently backed it into a pay phone and paid 300.00 dollars of my own money. (In high school, with a horrible job in a kitchen, that was 2 1/2 weeks pay!) And Ford did a horrid job. They used a trunk lid off a junker. There is something loose in it that rattles around when the lid is raised or lowered. And there was bondo dust or something ALL over the trunk that took forever to get out. I remember seeing this car in commercials and them saying this was like a Honda Civic, easy to drive and a breeze to fix. Yeah, always in need of those fixes. It's bad when she would rather ride in my car than drive her own.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd July, 2007
23rd Jul 2007, 03:04
So, let's see. You have a 7 years/120K miles car, and besides the TPS, you are basically complaining that your brakes, shocks and springs are worn? I've got shocking news for you: Cars wear especially, those costing less than 15K.
I've had almost new/$50K cars with more troubles than that.
29th Jul 2007, 18:23
Funny, my dad's 99 Honda Accord with over 100k miles has 0 problems. The Focus was driven by his mom too. Your mom should trade it in for a Honda or Toyota while it may still be worth something.