2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0 DOHC Zetec from North America
It's no BMW, but I love it!
-When I first bought the car it needed a new DPFE sensor, a very common problem in the Focus. $35 and 15 minutes is all it take to fix it.
-The interior hatch button doesn't work anymore, I think this was self-inflicted though.
-Besides regular maintenance, nothing else. This car has been good to me.
I love it. At first it was just another car, but it grew on me and I can't imagine being without it now. These cars handle very well as their chassis is built around a Rally car's. It is quick enough for me and the torque is great from this little 2.0. It is small enough to fit pretty much anywhere and has a great feel in the steering wheel. Stable, crisp, and precise. The bucket seats are supportive and fully adjustable to fit the biggest drivers. I am 6 feet tall and fit without a problem. Passengers in the backseat have mixed feelings. The one behind me hates it because I leave my seat moved far back and the one behind the passenger has enough room to fit comfortably.
It is a great little car. I would love to buy another one of these little cars, but not one of the newer ones. Ford seemed to have strayed away from the same formula they used on this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th February, 2007