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Ford Focus Ratings

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    3/23/2002 10:35:17 PM

    2002 Ford Focus - SE (400A) Wagon

    Pros: Steering and suspension

    Cons: seatbelts

    Advice: Buy one ,you will not be dissapointed.

    The apearance is stuning. being in the automotive buisness for 28 years i understand quality inovative workmanship. The handleling is precise and feels like a glove on the road. I just purchased one today and am very satisfied. Thank you Ford Motor Co. for this new quality automobile. poquosonduck@ aol.com Michael Duckett Asst Mgr Brake king Inc. 5969 Jefferson Ave Newport News , Va 23605 My first initial response when driving this new vehicle was the tight and very responsive steering capabilites. The 15 inch alloy wheels and quality Goodyear tires complement the solid feeling of the road.The large front, side and rear windows provide a pleasing full view that adds to the driving exspiriance. The 16 valve Zetec 2.0L engine with 130 available horsepower provides very adequate acceleration and combined with the tight comfortable responsive steering makes you feel like you spent alot more.

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    3/5/2002 6:59:02 AM

    2002 Ford Focus - ZTS (500A) Sedan

    Pros: The sporty ride at a low price....

    Cons: There is no tape deck

    Advice: Go for the Zetec engine

    The Focus is a great little 'Sporty' car for someone on a budget, or someone who wants a fun little car for long commutes. The other nice part is, there are many after market mods that give you lots of options.

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    2/11/2002 5:13:52 PM

    2002 Ford Focus - ZTW (420A) Wagon

    Pros: Handling

    Cons: Could use a bit more power going up hills here in Atlanta

    Advice: Test drive in both traffic and open road conditions.

    Just took delivery and have less than 1500 miles. Atlanta traffic was killing my 99 Grand Marquis and went to a more practical car. Best move I have made. Very nimble, quick in and out of traffic. Brakes very solid.

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    2/7/2002 8:23:42 PM

    2002 Ford Focus - SE (400A) Wagon

    Pros: safety record

    Cons: size of the rear seat

    Advice: It claims to get 32 freeway miles per gallon. It's realy about 25.

    The focus wagon handles well however it is very light and has trouble in the wind. Also it only seats five if the ones in the back seat are very, very, small.

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    1/15/2002 8:01:50 AM

    2002 Ford Focus - (100A) 2dr Hatchback

    Pros: Drivability

    Cons: N/A

    Advice: Drive all of the models, see which one you like best, because there WILL be one!

    WAIT!!!! i have just died and gone to heaven! ive had my baby since december '00, and its been nothing be reliable! especially with hints and tips from www.focaljet.com, best place to find help on most anything!

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    1/15/2002 7:43:03 AM

    2002 Ford Focus - (100A) 2dr Hatchback

    Pros: euro flavour to the car

    Cons: sluggy acceleration

    Advice: BUY IT, IT GOOD!...

    this is an all around amazing car... if you want to find more info you can goto www.focaljet.com, the best ppl there to get any advice you need for the focus. To Ashanti, i'm sorry you didnt like the focus, but why did you buy it if the other cars you considered were 2001 Volkswagen Passat, 2001 Acura 3.2CL,2002 Honda Accord.It dont make sense bro?

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    1/14/2002 6:53:21 PM

    2002 Ford Focus - (100A) 2dr Hatchback

    Pros: Get up and go on the freeway

    Cons: N/A

    Advice: Research

    I have had my Focus since May 15, 2001, and this is the best car I have owned in my life. I know that when I drive in the fog, on the highway or in the mountains, my family and I will be safe. I don't know what this guy Ashanti is talking about. Maybe he uses his car just to race or whatever, but that's what happens when you put alot of hope in a vehicle and don't test drive other vehicles. Secondly, he obviously didn't do any research. I researched everything on the Focus for three months and did a test drive on the LX and ZX3 (approximatey 1 one apart from each test drive). Next time, YOU, ASHANTI, need to take some extra time in choosing a vehicle.