2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0 4 cylinder ZETEC 16-valve from North America
Not bad, but could be better
I had a accident with included spinning the car, and hopping a curb ending up on the lawn of an office building. This was due to the left drive axle and left cv boot snapping out of place while turning a corner. Once I hit the curb, major body damage, as well as mechanical damage was done. This ended up costing me $3000.00.
Also likes to oversteer(rear wheels lose grip and push the back end of the car out) at the limit.
Brakes are strong, but do not last long. Also they create a lot of dust on the front wheels. Plus, after putting about 1000kms on them, they squeak like no tomorrow!
Before the accident I loved the car.
It has amazing grip with the 205/55R16 tires.
The suspension is very tight and sporty, yet still floats when cruising.
It's overall styling inside and outside are very eye catching.
Good value for the money.
Needs a touch more low-end torque.
Front suspension is great for carving into hard turns
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 6th July, 2005