2001 Ford Focus LX 1.6 petrol from Israel


The best hatch by far!!!


A few months after we got the car from the dealer the fuel meter broke, it was fixed under warranty.

Yesterday the rear left window fell off its rail which was very expensive to fix (more than a 100$).

In 4 years that's all the thing that went wrong. pretty impressive!!!

General Comments:

This car ride and handling is absolutely amazing,more power will be a blessing. I hope the focus 2 will at least match this one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2004

2001 Ford Focus Zetec Estate 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland


An economical, beaut of a car


Had no problems whatsoever with the car.

General Comments:

This is a great car, I bought it because I needed more space as we just had a new baby.

The car is very comfortable to drive for long distances, plenty of leg room.

It is a very economical car, and can do about 350 miles between fill ups, I was quite surprised at this with it being an estate car.

The car also looks great and isn't at all boxy like most estates.

The 1.6 engine is quite quick, but I live in the pennines and I think with hindsight I should have gone for the 1.8 or 2.0 litre engine instead, but that's not a problem with the car.

My only gripe is a little extra development time could have been spent on the air ducts. It may be a silly point, but no matter how hard I try, on a hot day you just can't get the air ducts to point at you when your driving, so the nice conditioned, cool air rushed past each side of your head!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th July, 2004

28th Nov 2007, 13:22

I have a TDDi diesel fuel injection.

My three previous motors were a Nissan Micra, a Peugeot 306 XS, and a Peugeot 306 hatch.

This Ford diesel TDDi estate beats the lot hands down.

If you drive frugally, you will attain 50 MPG (diesel). If you like power on a journey, you get amazingly more MPG.

The seating can be adjustable, which is very acceptable.

The drive, it sticks like glue, and everything works.

If you look after them, they will look after you.

These deserve the best. They are, for the prices of used cars, absolutely the best. 2000 X plate cost = £2,250 (3 months tax, 4+ months MoT).

My previous Fords were an Anglia and a 1963 Consul, which I passed my test in.

2001 Ford Focus Ghia 2.0 Litre petrol from UK and Ireland


Good Performance, Good Deal


The car overall is fine, but a knocking noise occurs on and off in the car near the steering wheel and speedos.

Apart From That It Is Fine.

General Comments:

It is surprisingly nippy, 0-60 in about 8.3 seconds.

The noise it makes inside the car is superb and sounds great in the area near red lining.

The seating position for the driver is a bit sporty and the gear stick swiftly moves into place without much force.

It is rather reliable and has had no break downs for it's 80000 mile life.

Bit too common unfortunately.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th June, 2004

2001 Ford Focus Zetec Estate 1.8TD from UK and Ireland


It takes one thing to spoil a nice car


Water ingression into passenger footwell, depite having been back to the dealer for resealing the pollen filter which I'm told is where the water gets in. Carpets and sound proofing soaked and starting to smell like a swamp, car to be returned to the dealer to replace the whole of the panel holding the filter.

General Comments:

Problems like the above should not happen on vehicles costing what they do from such a long established manufacturer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th June, 2004

21st Jun 2005, 19:31

Yah its crazy, my friend has a 2001 LX and he has the same problem! the water just leaks through the vents. Luckily he found the problem on the first day and put a rubber mat down and he angled the mat so the water would stay on it, therefore water has not contacted the carpet.