Today, with no fewer than 15 competitors fighting for a chunk of that segment, DaimlerChrysler chefs have cooked up an even more delicious van. Cruise control, which was not available last year, has been added to the options list. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. A drop down menu will appear. Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. I gave it only 4 stars for performance - wish you could get it with a V6, but that would add a chunk to the price tag and the gas mileage would suffer.
It also makes entry and exit easier. I bought it new in 2001 and have had zero problems, plus it's a blast to drive. We recently sampled some early examples of this new-for-2001 recipe in a preview drive… Bye-bye, Escort. Back to the accident, I have no qualms about the safety of this vehicle. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors. Part of the controls can be taken with you to discourage theft. Response through the rack-and-pinion steering is quick and precise, and feedback is excellent.
To view table with complete performance data and technical specifications including final drive and gear ratios, powertrain description, dimensions, accelerations chart etc. The control knobs all have distinctive shapes for easy identification; rotary controls are rubberized for pleasing soft-touch operation. Our Take on the 2001 Ford Focus Hatchback Focus is fun, practical and not expensive. It accelerates and turns much more quickly, making this one of the most enjoyable cars in its class to drive. Fuel Fuel tank capacity 13.
Since we've had the car i have only had to change a 150 dollar belt, and new brake pad. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors. The premium has been determined based on annual premium data for defined coverages liability, comprehensive and collision from a major insurer. Optional 50-series 16-inch tires sharpen handling response. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
And free is good, right? Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms if you have to wait for repairs. Since then, a hungry market devoured 8 million of this maker's transport gadgets. For a dialy driver I thinks is the best car of its class and year. Ford studied the needs of passengers and designed the Focus from the inside out. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co.
I've had only to recalls on it in 2002 even thought the focus holds the record on recalls but I have never had any major problem with it. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. Use for comparison purposes only. The car feels like it is leaning in corners more than it actually is because the driver is sitting higher in the saddle. What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty? Edgier styling, a wider range of options, and improved performance… Chrysler literally invented the front-wheel-drive minivan 16 years ago. Quick access to automobile-catalog website - type in a browser: a-c.
For 2001, it comes standard with the 130-horsepower dohc Zetec engine. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. Versatility of the hatchback design is lost on most Americans, who prefer the more formal sedan profile with its conventional trunk, but this design is hugely popular among Europeans for its practicality. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. The door handles on all models are black as well. If you want something that will get you to work or school and back and that's it, you could do worse.
The 130hp engine was surprisingly quick in the light car and made it even more enjoyable to drive. Except as expressly authorized by automobile-catalog. I have had very little problem with the car other than the usual upkeep. Can't believe all the negative press about the Focus, you shouldn't either. Here's how to disable adblocking on our site. The front and rear fenders are highlighted with geometric curves creased into the sheetmetal. Its been a very reliable car since new, of course I keep up with the maintance that could be one reason.
It was my parents car before they gave it to me. No problems with interior features or electronics. Both are outlined by arcs. This guide is accurate and is updated on a daily basis. Clutch take-up is good and easy to modulate. The center dash panel is formed by an arc that sweeps upward across the dash to the right side of the car and an inverted parabola. The entire front end was destroyed, but thanks to the airbags and other safety features, she walked away with some bruising and that was it.
Maximum towing capacity 1,000 lbs. Wild New Edge styling helps it stand out from the crowd. I've spent zero on repairs, just normal oil, filter and tire changes, still has the original brakes! I'm impressed by the great paint job and the quality of the body work. For more information see GreenCarJournal. Over the 5 years that I've owned the car I've had to do little for repairs and mostly just standard maintenance. .