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By moutain man (MS) on Thursday, May 16, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "good economy car, cold ac, holds up well over time"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I just bought a base Lx for 3000 with 88000. I havent driven but to shop to get maintenance done. It drives and handles well. I would recommend checking timing belt at 75000 miles as this one had spring broke on tensioner and timing belt was off one tooth. It should run even better when I get back. I think I got a good deal. Car is 2002 and 11 years old yet held up well and looks like new."
By BoBo (NC) on Monday, May 13, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 136,000overall rating 5 of 10rating details
Pros: "Cheap to keep going"
Cons: "horribly made, engine knock (all three engines)"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"My Focus was made in mexico. I did not find this out until after i began driving it. It was given to me as a graduation present, so I was not going to complain. About 2,000 miles in I had a problem with the clutch, they replaced it. After that I had a problem with the transmission, they fixed it. After that i had a problem with the transmission again, they fixed it. This all happened within 2,000 miles, I was still under 4,000 miles. I wanted to trade it for another Focus, they said no it's not a lemon. So I kept it and decided i would took it to a different dealership from that point on. At just over 8,000 mile I took it in for an oil change. The timing belt was a few short miles from breaking they said. They did replace the belt for free. Many miles later I've replaced the engine 2 times now. I would not recommend a Focus that was not made in the USA."
By George (IA) on Sunday, May 12, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Peppy, handles well, reliable, and fun to drive."
Cons: "Wheels corroded, stiff ride, interior appearance"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"This car is fun to drive. It has good pep and handles well. The gas mileage is reasonably good, 31 to 34 MPG on the highway depending on how fast one drives. The manual transmission is smooth. The leather seats are great, but the rest of the interior appears a bit on the cheap side. The ride is a bit stiff. The paint has held up well. The alloy wheels less so where the coating was damaged. The car has been reliable. An adjustment did have to be made to the clutch pedal at 60,000 miles or so because the sensor indicating it was depressed would not work and the car would not start."
1 person out of 3 found this review helpful
By Josh (IN) on Sunday, May 12, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 127,999overall rating 6 of 10rating details
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6
"in my experience this vehicle has been worth its price. I would suggest only buying one if you don't care about the little things like air conditioning or all 4 windows working. its pretty cheap to keep the engine running well. but it can get expensive trying to keep everything else working. this car is one wheel drive so be careful about going off road with your right front tire. doesn't handle the best and drum brakes in the back means it won't brake great either. drive it like an old lady and you'll never have a problem though..."
2 people out of 5 found this review helpful
By eredwards (FL) on Thursday, May 09, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "fun to drive, low cost maintenance, great mpgs"
Cons: "generic interior"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Great gas mileage, low cost maintenance, and fun to drive. I used my Focus as a daily driver and it was wonderful!"