(3.6) 28 reviews
MSRP: $1,000$5,484
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 28-32
Engine: 110-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2001 Ford Focus

Our Take on the 2001 Ford Focus

Our Take

The Focus arrived last year and quickly displaced the Escort as Ford’s best-selling small car. The front-drive, compact-size Focus was designed in Europe and comes in four-door sedan, three-door hatchback and four-door station wagon body styles. The Focus Wagon is featured in our 2001 Stati... Read Full Report


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Hatchback Focus is fun, practical and not expensive. Ford's roomy little hatchback, the Focus ZX3, wiggles its way into your heart like a cute puppy. Not only is it fun to drive, but it has lots of room, won't drain your bank account and offers tons of versatility. The test car's bright gold paint and 16-inch alloy wheels, shod with meaty 205/50 tires, give it a purposeful lo... Read full review for the 2001 Ford Focus

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This Car Saved My Wife's Life

by Focus Man from McConnellsburg, PA on January 9, 2012

We purchased this car used in the summer of 2011 after a bad experience with a Chrysler PT Cruiser. It was good for being a 2nd car that didn't use much gas, although the gas comsumption was more than... 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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