2001 Ford Focus Reviews - Page 5 of 37

2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0 Zetec from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 Zetec Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres
Previous carFord F150

Summary:

Good overall

Faults:

New front rotors @ 80,000 km.

Fuel pump sprang a leak and had to be replaced @ 110,000 km.

Front coil springs and struts @ 110,000 km.

Lots of tires (they last about 40,000km).

Lots of rattles and squeaks.

Ignition switch @ 70,000 km.

Heater motor @ 90,000 km (still squeaks).

General Comments:

In spite of the problems I have had with it, it is a good car. I live in a place where it gets to be -45c, the roads are terrible and I drive the hell out of it!

I have had GM's and Chrysler's, and FORD has treated me the best out of all of them. This little car has been a work horse for me, and still continues to start if I can't plug it in, in the winter. Remember, this is the cheapest car they make.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2009

2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carMazda Protege

Summary:

I would recommend a Ford Focus to anyone

Faults:

Front struts and springs (due to a day of spirited back road driving) @ 100,000km.

Ignition tumbler 115,000km.

General Comments:

This car has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. Very comfortable on long trips, with good power to pass when needed. The Focus has good looks and strong aftermarket support if you want to improve performance or styling.

This is the perfect car to drive if on a budget or looking for a second vehicle, as you can find these used on the cheap.

I would recommend a ford focus to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2008

2001 Ford Focus ZX3 S2 2.0 zetec from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 zetec Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance20160 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Great car, would recommend the Focus models to anyone, provided 2003 model or later (due to recalls)

Faults:

Had a leaky gas cap and defective DPFE sensor (which gave an EGR code for the check engine light), both replaced under warranty.

Low mileage car, driven daily with no problems over the past few years...

General Comments:

Bought the car because it was so good-looking for the time. Have updated the look over time with body-colored moldings and European grilles, window tint and lowering springs, and the car still looks great, even for a 7 year old model!!!

I love the manual crank moonroof!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd October, 2008

2001 Ford Focus from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Neon

Faults:

I bought the car at 103k miles, and it is now at 140k miles after 3 years.

I have had to replace my thermostat housing and two hoses that the coolant runs through.

My alternator twice, and almost a third time.

My transmission!!! My rotors and drums.

Now my driver side door will not open from the outside, under the glove box it leaks, and the radio turns on and off because the face plate is loose and it is the stock radio.

My rear struts when I first got the car. But one good thing is I do get good gas mileage, but I also use premium because it gives me more mpg.

I'm taller, so I fit comfortably in the driver's seat, which is good for me.

I have had to do a lot with the car, but it still gets me from point A to point B.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2008

2001 Ford Focus from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired4000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Cute car but would not purchase another

Faults:

When driving the alternator light and battery light starts going on and off. The speedometer and gas gauge starts moving back and forth and it sounds like sparking noises coming from the area of the right front wheel. It acts possessed. We have had two batteries, two alternators installed within two weeks. The mechanic hooks it up to a machine and it shows no problems, they said I have to bring it in when the problems start occurring. I have called the ford dealers and registered the problem and they said there has not been any other problems like this, if you are having problems call ford and register your problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th September, 2008

2001 Ford Focus LX Estate 1.4 petrol from UK and Ireland

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance101500 miles
Previous carOpel Astra

Summary:

Good, honest, and reliable, without setting the world on fire

Faults:

Ignition coil went at around 50000 miles. Apparently it is a common fault.

Radio is giving trouble. Not sure if it's the radio unit itself or the antenna.

General Comments:

This 1.4 petrol estate is a very practical and reliable car. Loads of space when the back seats are let down. Reasonably economical and very reliable.

This model a bit bare on the extras however. No air con. and no CD player. Why car makers think people nowadays need a cassette player instead of a CD player is beyond me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2008

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 129 reviews