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Pros: Awesome safe brakes
Cons: Average acceleration
Advice: This is a tiny wheelbase SUV, make SURE the handling suits you!I test drove an Explorer Sport with the Choice option package. I'm 5'8' and sitting in the back seat with the front seats fully back was still comfortable, and the rear A/C vents were great. The fit and finish of the vehicle was excellent, no problems or flaws spotted. Considering how small a vehicle the Sport is I was expecting much better acceleration with 205 horsepower under the hood. The acceleration was good but hardly standout, at least with the auto transmission. I noticed some shimmy, and bumps in the road tend to knock this small wheelbase SUV of course somewhat. I would expect that from an SUV with a 100 inch wheelbase. The brakes were flawless. The air conditioning was very powerful and relatively quiet. The standard 16' alloys wheels were great looking and the Michelin tires were a pleasent bonus. Considering the size of the vehicle the sticker price of 23,650 was a little steep and the way Explorers depreciate, make sure this is a keeper before you buy.
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!
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?
Pros: Get up and go on the freeway
Advice: ResearchI 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.
Pros: Having people see my tail lights
Cons: When Hoda drivers cry
Advice: Buy it...NOW!This car is good...I like it alot, www.Teamfocaljet.com makes me like it even more....wow I sure like the focus
Pros: The suspension and chasis.
Advice: www.focaljet.com is a great online community to research this car.First Off the ZX3 is a different model than the LX Ashanti. ;) I have had my ZX3 since January of 2000. This car is just straight up fun to drive! In my opinion the Focus models are great values and offer an individual who enjoys driving a package which is hard to beat.
Pros: Head and hip room and fun to drive
Cons: Front seats don't flip forward on a spring for rear seat access
Advice: Make shure that you get the Zetec engineBought this car in Aug. 2000 and haven't had any complaints.Lots of head and cargo room.The car handles great but the tires that come stock are terrible in rain and snow.My Gas mileage is 27.5 MPG on average but can drop dramatically with hard driving.This car is a joy to drive.You can toss it around in traffic and it doesn't float around like most domestic cars.Car has had several recalls,but most were minor and all were fixed without any pain.