$14,320 - $16,525
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SE Key Features & Specs

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$14,320 - $16,525
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25-28 City / 31-36 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L DOHC SMPI 16-valve I4 Zetec engine
  • 2.0L SOHC SPI I4 engine
  • Engine block heater *STD & only available in Twin Cities Region*
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Maintenance-free battery w/battery saver feature
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent control blade SLA rear suspension
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • P195/60R15 SBR BSW tires
  • Mini-spare tire
  • 15" 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
  • 13.2 gallon fuel tank
  • Low Emissions Vehicle certification (LEV)

Exterior Features

  • Luggage rack
  • 5-MPH color-keyed impact-absorbing bumpers
  • Color-keyed body-side protection moldings
  • Black pwr outside mirrors
  • Solar tinted glass
  • Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window wiper/washer
  • Black flush door handles
  • Lower body-side/underbody PVC coating

Interior Features

  • Cloth low-back front bucket seats w/manual height adjustments, head restraints
  • 60/40 split fold rear seat w/flip-up seat cushion
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Full-length center console-inc: 2-front/1-rear cup holders, storage area
  • Driver center armrest w/storage
  • Soft-feel steering wheel
  • Instrumentation-inc: trip odometer
  • Warning indicators-inc: low fuel warning light, headlamp-on warning chime
  • Pwr windows w/driver-side one-touch down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/panic button, 2-key fobs
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Remote trunklid release
  • Remote tailgate release
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • Rear seat heat ducts
  • ETR AM/FM stereo radio w/compact disc-inc: (4)speakers, digital clock
  • Center mounted antenna
  • Soft-feel instrument panel-inc: auxiliary pwr point, storage trays, coin storage
  • Soft-feel vinyl door trim-inc: covered armrests, integral front map pocket/ speaker grille
  • Vinyl door trim inserts
  • Driver/passenger-side vanity mirrors w/covers
  • Smokers pkg-inc: cigarette lighter, ashtray
  • Front courtesy light w/theater dimming
  • Front/rear assist handles
  • Cargo area cover

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger Second Generation airbags
  • Front manual shoulder belt system w/adjustable D-ring, pretensioners, load-limiting retractors
  • Rear outboard manual lap/shoulder seat belts w/3-point center lap belt
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Child safety seat anchors/tethers (rear outboard seats)
  • Interior emergency trunk release
  • Interior emergency tailgate release
  • 5-MPH body-color impact-absorbing bumpers

2001 Ford Focus Owner Reviews

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Comfortable and reliable Ford Focus SE

2001 Ford Focus SE

The interior of this vehicle is very comfortable, the back seat is quite small but there is plenty of room up front. I enjoy the manual transmission as it feels like I have more control. The gas mileage is great, even for around town driving at over 30 mpg. I have not had any problems with the vehicle and oil changes are easy to do myself. It has very basic stereo which has some small issues. It is my daily driver because of the comfort, control I have, and it's reliability.

- McKenzie M

An interesting detail is that the car is a manual.

2001 Ford Focus SE

the car runs great other than a few problems with motor mounts. Motor mounts are a common problem with the ford focus especially the older ones. Bad motor mounts cause a lot of vibration in the car however they are fairly easy to replace. There is also no powered windows or doors therefore you manually have to lock/unlock the doors and the windows are crank.

- Taylor H

A very good car. Very economical and comfortable also.

2001 Ford Focus SE

My car is good on gas very comfortable. Very economical easy maintenance. It's the right vehicle that suits our purpose. To be able to travel in for less money. It has all the features keyless entry air conditioning works fabulous and the heater works fabulous also we have no issues with the car like other cars that we've had in the past.

- Gail W

Size of the Ford Focus is great

2001 Ford Focus SE

Overall it is a great car. Small, comfy, and drives smoothly. It's perfect for getting into small parking spots too, I always feel great when I'm able to slip into a spot whether I'm going the right or wrong way down parking lanes. I'm able to fit a good amount of stuff in the trunk also which is very good for me traveling.

- Anthony M

2001 ford focus - over 200K miles and going strong at over 25 miles/gallon

2001 Ford Focus SE

good reliability, good gas mileage low maintenance service costs, some problems with trunk latch and one door latch, paint is starting to oxidize. Replaced battery at 5 years. Replaced exhaust converter at 7 years. Comfortable ride last 10 years but shocks are starting to wear now and ride is getting worse


The most interesting detail about my car would be that the gears skip.

2001 Ford Focus SE

The transmission is the biggest problem I have with my car. Everything else run smoothly. As long as there is coolant and oil your car will live long. It's comfortable if your looking for something smart. But I personally wouldn't recommend as a car forever. But definitely dependable.

- Breanna C

Good reason to stay focus!

2001 Ford Focus SE

At the beginning of this ownership, I had to take the car in four several recalls which was fine. But lately all the door locks don't work from the outside, however the car is a teenager and still runs good. If I were to buy a new car it would be an updated model of the ford focus.

- Renee C

Great compact car with excellent gas mileage

2001 Ford Focus SE

Great gas mileage, compact, easy to park, pretty good visibility, they last a long time. Easy to fix. I've had mine for 4 years and I'm almost to 298,000 miles and I haven't had too many issues. Just had to replace the alternator a few times but that was the biggest issue I've had

- Cassandra B

My 2001 Ford Focus. Great vehicle even for first time car buyer.

2001 Ford Focus SE

I have nothing bad to say about the vehicle. Very dependable and great gas mileage. Really easy to work on if you like doing your own repairs. Also parts are very inexpensive and easy to find at any parts store of your choice. Highly recommended for even a first time car buyer.

- Scott S

It is a very reliable vehicle, durable, lasts a long time when taken care of.

2001 Ford Focus SE

I absolutely love my car. It has been extremely reliable. It has had some minor problems that have all been able to be fixed easily, and nothing that has been expected. There are a lot of miles on the car and it has had typical wear and tear, nothing out of the ordinary.

- Annie B

Ford focus review - an insight into a 'good' car.

2001 Ford Focus SE

The air conditioning does not work and the engine is always making noise. It needs a really bad tune up but a lot of the things just keep breaking. Many of the components sometimes fall off, and one of the parts ended up melting a few months ago because it got too hot.

- Joshua C

My 2001 ford focus has been a great gas saver!

2001 Ford Focus SE

It has been a good gas saver and a good a to b. Very dependable car if given the right TLC. The seats are comfortable for the most part. The stock radio is fairly good. I love the road noise feature on it. All in all it has been a great little car to own.

- Alyssa L

My car is old but runs perfectly.

2001 Ford Focus SE

My car runs perfectly well. It is old but rarely has problems. The AC does not work anymore but it is an easy fix. I just replaced the exhaust but other than that it is a great car. It has some rust on it but for being old, it has held up pretty nice.

- Olivia H

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