(4.1) 29 reviews
MSRP: $300$5,360
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 29-31
Engine: 110-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2000 Ford Focus

Our Take on the 2000 Ford Focus

Our Take

Ford has big plans for the Focus, a new small car that invades the United States this year. Already a hit in Europe, where it was designed, Ford expects Focus to replace the Escort as its high-volume small car. The Escort sold in the United States was jointly engineered with Mazda, while a diffe... Read Full Report


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The Ford Focus ZX3 is a three-door hatchback dedicated to becoming the young grad's first new car. And it certainly has everything it needs to accomplish that. It's cute, a whole lot of fun to drive, extremely roomy for a small car, and priced right. Given the fact that its modest starting sticker of $11,865 includes alloy wheels, a CD player, and the more powerful Focus engine, the ... Read full review for the 2000 Ford Focus

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Good car for college students

by Brandi from Chillicothe, OH on July 11, 2008

I bought my 2000 Focus Used in 2007. I've not had one major problem with it--all I've had to do so far is replace the brakes, but the car was at 100,000 miles by then. My little car has been extremel... Read Full Review

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A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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There are currently 18 recalls for this car.

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