2001 Ford Focus SE from North America
Cute, but extremely unreliable!
Starter, changed ignition twice, multiple tire blowouts (not from operator error), belt, alternator, three new batteries, etc...
Finally I had to sell it for $200 to a junk yard with only 72000 miles. There were so many little issues with it. I had two different mechanics look at it; something happened that it would need a new engine (approx $1800), which it wasn't even worth. They said it just happens with the model & there was nothing I could have done to prevent it.
My boyfriend had it the first years, and I drove the last two years & hated it, thank god for AAA. I do have to say that we drove San Diego to Miami with no problems in route! I won't buy Ford again, that car was such a headache!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th May, 2010