2002 Ford Focus ZX 3 2.0 DOHC from North America
Domestic rice burner
Rubber door seal on passenger side is torn to that air comes in to the car while driving.
Transmission shudder when coming to a stop.
Gas mileage is horrible for this small of car.
This car has impressed me so far and it seems that people either love it or hate it.
This car takes corners like nothing else; however, it is pretty slow compared to my prior car (1987 integra)
I don't like that the seats do not fully recline. I drive a lot and I pull over to take naps and it's hard to do sitting half way up.
The stereo is impressive for being stock.
I like the looks of the car and it's well designed inside.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th March, 2005
Rice Burner??? you are joking right, most import cars have reliability that the focus could only dream about. The only thing the Focus is burning is money out of your wallet for unnecessary repairs and failures.
I bought my 2002 Ford Focus in December of 2005. As I drove my car home from the car dealer I could watch my gas gauge go down. I told them about it, at first they kept putting me off then they put it on their computer and said nothing was wrong. I measured the gas mileage for in and out of town use I get 18 to 20 miles to the gallon. The reason I bought this car was because the salesman said, I'd get 35 miles to a gallon of gas. Now my warranty is gone and my problem isn't resolved. I feel as though I was cheated and there isn't nothing I can do about it.
Focus (2.0 zetec engine) gets 25 city /34 hwy in a manual and 24 city /32 hwy in an automatic transmission. Most get under the estimated fuel economy, but people found driving conservatively, checking tire pressure, and using cruise control more saved lots of gas. Driving more on the highway also help a lot too.
I don't believe it. I drive a ZX2 with a Zetec and I ride her hard. 4-5500rpm isn't unheard of and I get about 30mpg city. riding that hard. I know the Focus is heavy, but it can't take away 5mpg.