2002 Ford Focus
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Excellent for Singles or Couples, not Families.

by from Southern IN & IL on July 24, 2009

I bought my 2002 Ford Focus SE when it was just a year old, and it only had 40,000 miles on it. I drove it my last year and a half of high school, 90 miles per day all through college, and still have ...
I bought my 2002 Ford Focus SE when it was just a year old, and it only had 40,000 miles on it. I drove it my last year and a half of high school, 90 miles per day all through college, and still have it. Only now, it has 165,000 miles on it! In the six years I've had the car I've only had to put $400 into it. Pretty impressive to me. When it was just me, the car was excellent. Even when my husband & I first got together we still had plenty of room. Now that we're starting a family, there's just not enough room in the backseat for kids, toys, diaper bags, etc. Although, I have to say the trunk is absolutely HUGE!! One of the things I was most concerned about when getting the car was how it would handle in the Illinois & Indiana winters. I'm happy to say that I've never had a bit of trouble getting around without slipping & sliding!
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handles surprisingly great in the snow!!!

by from rockford, il on March 2, 2009

does great in the snow, handles well, the hatchback is roomy and convenient. When you move the passenger seat forward you can fit larger objects in the backseat. The steering wheel is in an odd positi...
does great in the snow, handles well, the hatchback is roomy and convenient. When you move the passenger seat forward you can fit larger objects in the backseat. The steering wheel is in an odd position for me, for some reason it's just not comfortable to hold onto. An awesome little car, perfect for first time buyer or business person!
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Trustworthy Car

by from Los Angeles, CA on August 7, 2007

This was the first car I ever purchased for myself. I bought my car in the summer of 2002 and it has been wonderful! I've only replaced the battery once and have never had substantial issues or proble...
This was the first car I ever purchased for myself. I bought my car in the summer of 2002 and it has been wonderful! I've only replaced the battery once and have never had substantial issues or problems with my car. She runs very smoothly and gets respectable mpg. My only complaint is the brake pads which seem to deteriorate more rapidly in Fords (from what I'm told) than other cars. This causes the brakes to squeak a bit more than on other cars. Solid, reliable, and a cute car for someone looking for an inexpensive mode of transportation.
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2002 ZX3 5spd 2.0 Zetec good car even at 212,000K

by from southern maine on June 15, 2014

I bouight this car cheap last summer....had to do some repairs to get it working dependable and safe. So far, car has been pretty good....cheap to run and fun to drive. Getting 35-38 mpg....drives lik...
I bouight this car cheap last summer....had to do some repairs to get it working dependable and safe. So far, car has been pretty good....cheap to run and fun to drive. Getting 35-38 mpg....drives like a go cart. The heat will blast you out of the car in the winter. AC needs to be charged but still works even after 12 yrs! Lots of cheap plastic but not bad overall....I wouldn't get an automatic as those then to fail. Hear of some of these 5 speeds go from 300-over 400,000 miles....will see on mine
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"I think I got a lemon"

by from Washington State on February 15, 2007

My car had a major computer component go out at under 1000 miles and I should have known that was only the beginning. Since then the repairs have stacked up! I even had the transmission replaced just ...
My car had a major computer component go out at under 1000 miles and I should have known that was only the beginning. Since then the repairs have stacked up! I even had the transmission replaced just after the 30,000 mark. Thank goodness I purchased the maintaince plan because even the dealership told me they probably wouldn't have replaced the transmission, but I had the plan. Now you get 50,000 instead of 30,000, but BEWARE and remember,... you get what you pay for!
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not worth it...

by from hattiesburg,ms on April 25, 2007

this was an ok car when first bought(used) but getting to be a pain. the fuel filter,brakes,egnition switch, & transmission have all been replaced & more continues to need replacing. i have put almost...
this was an ok car when first bought(used) but getting to be a pain. the fuel filter,brakes,egnition switch, & transmission have all been replaced & more continues to need replacing. i have put almost as much money into reparing it as i did when it was purchased.
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Just the best all around.

by from New York, NY on September 12, 2006

Could use a little bit more power in a basic engine, but other then that it is just awesome. Better then Acura it replaced. It is much better in price/performance to any comparable Japanese car.
Could use a little bit more power in a basic engine, but other then that it is just awesome. Better then Acura it replaced. It is much better in price/performance to any comparable Japanese car.
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1 thing needs changed

by from pennsylvania on September 30, 2006

the air flow vents on the dashboard area does not point in the correct direction to cool the driver. The angle is not correct. To get the full affect you must move your right hand off the stering whee...
the air flow vents on the dashboard area does not point in the correct direction to cool the driver. The angle is not correct. To get the full affect you must move your right hand off the stering wheel from the 3oclock position,something I feel could turn into a probable situation. Otherwise I am very happy with my focus. Thank you!
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Great Car

by from Kendallville, IN on October 20, 2014

I currently have 152,000 miles on a 2002 ZX3. Engine has never been touched. Original exhaust. Gets 28-36 mpg depending on conditions.. Controls are simple and easy to use. Drives loke a go-cart with ...
I currently have 152,000 miles on a 2002 ZX3. Engine has never been touched. Original exhaust. Gets 28-36 mpg depending on conditions.. Controls are simple and easy to use. Drives loke a go-cart with 50 series tires. Replaced wheel bearings at 140,000 miles when 1st one failed. A/C just stopped working at 150,000 miles. It has never been charged, assume it is just low on freon. Still running strong.
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Happy with my Purchase

by from Orange,CT on July 13, 2014

I am very happy with my purchase. This car was a birthday present for my daughter who turned 16. This is a great car, right size, etc... for my daughter who will be getting her license within the next...
I am very happy with my purchase. This car was a birthday present for my daughter who turned 16. This is a great car, right size, etc... for my daughter who will be getting her license within the next few months. The car has low mileage and single owner.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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