2002 Ford Focus Ghia 1.8 TDDi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Cheap hassle free motoring


Heater fan speed pack was burnt out when I bought the car.

The rear wash didn't work, but the wiper does.

And after not spotting it in the test drive, one of the alloys had a slight buckle.

All of this was sorted out for £75.00, which is a lot less than my previous car cost in the first week of ownership.

General Comments:

I'm a light user of a car, using it Monday mornings and Friday evenings to commute to work, then at the weekends.

The fuel consumption is excellent at around 51mpg, once I've worked it out on paper.

The seats are supportive, and the controls are in the right position.

The dash lights could be a little brighter, and the L/H headlight could be a little easier to change.

The boot is bigger than my previous car, yet cheaper to insure.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2011

2002 Ford Focus TDCi 1.8 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


I would never buy Ford again


Injectors had to be replaced at 58500.

Dual mass flywheel had to be replaced at 59000.

Car frequently stalls during first few miles, no problem once warm. Dealers unable to find fault.

Front tyres wear quickly.

General Comments:

It's a very fast car.

Nothing special about the economy.

Parts are a reasonable price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th May, 2011

2002 Ford Focus Zetec 2.0 DOHC from North America


Worth only its weight in scrap metal!


Replaced front and rear brakes completely. Front rotors warped again since.

At 115k, the horn stopped working.

At 120k, the interior lights stopped working. Replaced bulbs, but still did not work.

At 130k, the right front blinker stopped working (not bulb).

At 130k, the passenger door handle stopped working from the outside of the door.

At 140k, one of the front springs cracked and had to replace both.

At 145k, replaced drive belt and tensioner.

At 160k, rear muffler pipe rusted through.

At 160k, failed first emissions test, and barely passed after changing air filter, plugs, oil and fuel line cleaner.

At 175k, the radiator pump housing blew.

At 180k, the rear wheel bearings had to be replaced.

At 188k, the cat converter clogged up and blew exhaust manifold gasket.

General Comments:

This thing is a lemon. I could have bought a very nice car with the money I spent on this. Don't think I'll risk buying a Ford again.

Gas isn't too bad.

Handles pretty good.

Not a very quick car though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th March, 2011

2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0 FI from North America


Problem, after problem, after problem.


Drip leak from the head gasket.

Brake caliper bolts.

O2 sensor (upstream) default.

Water pump & thermal housing "KAPUT"!

A constant vibration after NEW tires & rims.

Voltage fluctuation (dimming lights/flicker).

Trunk starts to NOT stay up.

Molding separation inside vehicle.

Hoses coming off.

Door handle (lock out of vehicle).

Bulbs >> brake, fog & center brake light.

Sunroof motor.

General Comments:

This Focus has been WELL taken care of, just have to keep a constant maintenance that gets quite expensive.

The battery however has been a die hard battery (NOT a DIEHARD); it's the original.

Consistent balancing the tires..

Exhaust system readily expensive and ready to go now!!


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th March, 2011

8th Mar 2011, 09:02

That's par for the course with any car that's 9 years old and has done about 150000 miles.

2002 Ford Focus SVT from North America


Great bang for the buck... very underrated car


I am only now replacing my clutch, and it's only $300. I have been driving this thing like a race car, and it has just responded to all I throw at it, including reliability.

General Comments:

If you want a car that doesn't break down under performance usage, and you haven't got 25000 plus to spend, then a used SVT is a great choice.

Sure, things will go on them, but it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to fix, plenty of parts around, and it's nice keeping up with guys who just blew 35000 when you only spent 6000. Safe to say you have plenty of room for repairs, and they are SO fun to drive, my wife doesn't want to drive her new car anymore once she tried the SVT...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th February, 2011