Archived from on 13 September 2004. We are not responsible for any actions you take on your vehicle. Standard in wagons for 2000 model year. The Focus handles very well, and goes fast when you want it to. Then take your hands off the wheel and let the Focus take control and steer your car into the parking spot. All-around performance was roughly equal or better to its other competitors, including hatchbacks such as the and some cars in the same price field.
Archived from on 20 June 2008. I never really considered buying a Ford I've owned mostly Hondas in the past , but I needed 4 doors. It's not a true automatic, it's actually a manual transmission that shifts itself. The N20 offers the same base engine and other improvements along with a factory installed system that offers a 75 hp 56 kW boost bringing the N2O to 225 hp 168 kW. The models used same springs, dampers and anti-roll bars found in the European Focus.
In 2002, all Focus models received a safety package, marketed as the Personal Safety System — which included an electronic crash severity sensor, restraint control module, dual-stage driver and right front passenger airbags, dual-threshold driver and right front passenger airbags, driver's seat position sensor, front outboard safety belt energy management retractors, front outboard safety belt pretensioners, front outboard safety belt usage sensors. The design language had been overseen by and and executed by Australian designer, John Doughty. Following the 1998 introduction of Control Blade suspension and popularization by the Focus, other manufacturers e. I have two children in car seats and they have no room, I also have a double stroller that can't fit in my trunk so I have to put it in the front seat. The car is miserable to drive right now.
This could use both gasoline and , but was only available on the market. Using a turbocharged version of the 2. They will most likely be more than willing to help you since they get an extra dollar incentive from Ford paying for a steering gear. Are reviews modified or monitored before being published? I never really considered buying a Ford I've owned mostly Hondas in the past , but I needed 4 doors. The Focus won the award for 2000.
Remember that the more often you rotate your tyres, the more evenly they'll wear, and when you have the tyres rotated, you should also get them checked for balance and alignment. Third Generation 2011-2018 The 2013 Ford Focus helped rid you of parking stress by taking advantage of the active parking assist alerts that let you know when a parking space becomes available. The Wall Street Journal, Michelle Higgins, 2 December 2004. The additional gauges on the dashboard seem a bit unnecessary and are a little distracting. You assist by shifting gears and manipulating brake and accelerator controls as needed. .
In January 2001, Ford partnered with and to create three short films featuring the Ford Focus. Focus production also took place in , ; , ; , and , Russia. Manual transmission now listed as standard equipment rather than a delete option on wagons. Though the Focus received the Automotive Loyalty Award for highest percentage of repeat buyers, four years running, from 2000 through 2003 — the Focus did experience numerous early in the car's life. I brought it to my local dealer car is under warranty , and they have found zero issues both times I've been there.
Intended as a replacement for the retired Escort model, the Ford Focus pushes beyond typical expectations of a compact car. Both versions of the Focus have been the 1999 and 2005 In Ireland. Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and any applicable fees. The impression is of having plenty of wheel travel for gobbling the larger stuff and big-car, full-frame isolation when encountering expansion joints and smaller road imperfections. Mechanically, most notably, the car incorporated a automatic torque biasing to improve from the setup.
Fight the urge to take a little nap first. The Focus placed on magazine's for five consecutive years between 2000 and 2004. There is also a conversion for the Focus. It debuted in the with and behind the wheels of the two cars. The list of automotive Makes at the right edge of the screen.
Archived from on May 2, 2008. Originally, the only diesel engine available was the a development of the old -designed motor which Ford had been using since the 1980s. The 2016 and 2017 models continued to provide drivers with the benefits of the improvements made in the 2015 Ford Focus. But at highway speeds, there feels like no power assist at all unless i jerk the steering wheel really hard, then it magically works again for that short time. When I test drove it and took it to my mechanic for a pre-purchase inspection, the power steering felt fine. Archived from on 19 November 2005.
I definitely recommend it, if you drive a lot or even long distances, other than that. The only problem I've had so far is that the Sony sound system produces a bit of hideous door rattle at high levels of bass. And it's great on gas. As I have found out. Also the five-spoke wheels were no longer available and a 6 spoke design was the replacement.