2001 Ford Focus Reviews - Page 7 of 37

2001 Ford Focus SE from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles
Previous carpontiac Pontiac Grand Am

Summary:

I love this car

Faults:

Nothing so far. I bought the car used and the previous owner took excellent car of the car. It drives beautifully and I love it.

General Comments:

It may not have to most power, but it's a nice reliable car, really fun to drive and perfect for a college student (myself). I would recommend this car to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 2008

2001 Ford Focus ZTS from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10

Summary:

Sell it if you have it!

Faults:

Heater broke 1 week after I bought this car... it was 3 years old at that time.

1 year after that I had to get the entire suspension fixed. Tie rods. Struts.. very costly! Ford would not accept this under the warranty... and it was supposed to be. I will never buy a Ford again... the warranty was a useless purchase as well.

Ignition wires needed replacing... Problem after problem!

General Comments:

This is a terrible car. I couldn't depend on it for reliability at all.

It was a smooth ride, and I absolutely loved the interior and exterior. I loved the way it looked... but what's the point in owning a pretty car that is in the shop once a month! For big repair bills.

I traded it in for a Civic, and I'm having much better luck with that.

:)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th January, 2008

2001 Ford Focus SE from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 kilometres
Most recent distance211000 kilometres

Summary:

Crap

Faults:

This car has had pretty much EVERYTHING go wrong with it. tie rods have been replaced, wheel baring, rutter's, stabilizer link, headlight melted, fuel injector was recalled, ignition needed to be completely replaced, piston went through cylinder at 200kms and had to replace the whole engine.

Hood doesn't close in the winter unless you pour hot water on it :P trunk pops open in the winter while in motion..

There is not a whole lot of dealership support. Things that should have been recalls (the headlight and ignition) weren't.

General Comments:

It is a great sized car, I can park it anywhere. I find it comfortable inside and it suits my needs. It's just a horribly unreliable car to have, and nothing is under 400 dollars to fix on it. With all the repairs and upkeep you need to put into this car, it's best to just buy a better vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th December, 2007

2001 Ford Focus ZX3 S2 2.0 DOHC Zetec from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC Zetec Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance73250 miles
Previous carHyundai Elantra

Summary:

Looks good specially the way I have set up

Faults:

When I first bought the car first thing wrong were the rear brakes. The brakes got stock because the sold me the car with emergency broken. Then the battery drain. It got replaced and the brakes to, but they still sound after all these years. the power window assembly had to be bought fully because they don't sell the tiny plastic brackects that hold the glass by itself. So far I have had to change the rotors twice because they warp very easily. And the EGR system does not seem to work properly this will be the second time that is going to be changed that is the only thing that keeps my dashboard illuminated. In morning you can always hear the throw out bearing from the clutch sounding off. Also the front right knuckle assembly was replaced and faulty spark plug wires.

General Comments:

When the car is working properly it's great if I have long distance travel is good with mileage I have put 405 miles in one tank of gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th August, 2007

2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0 Zetec 16v from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 Zetec 16v Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired524 miles
Most recent distance81500 miles

Summary:

Great ride, mediocre reliability - new versions should be better

Faults:

Engine emissions sensor went bad at about 24,000 miles, and again at 50,000 miles.

Trunk wiring broke and had to be replaced at around 40,000 miles.

Steering column replacde at around 50,000 miles.

Rear right power window went bad at around 55,000 miles.

Clutch had to be replaced at around 70,000 miles.

Engine, engine mounts, and other surrounding parts replaced at 78,000 miles.

Clutch cables replaced at 81,000 miles.

General Comments:

The car handles great on curves and had a comfortable ride.

I have a manual and it accelerates great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th August, 2007

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