I plan to buy a Ford Focus (in Sweden). Often when you talk about
buying a car people say things like "don't buy a car of that brand
that is made year X or before because they have these and these
problems that are corrected after year X...". So my question is, what
is year X for Ford Focus (if any) and why?
Thanks in advance!
No big issues with the european produced cars, but I believe some quality
improvements were made after the summer of 2000. The first cars were
produced late in 1998 as model 1999. Early cars have probably been fixed by
now, with a few recalls and some extended warranty. The Focus has scored
high for quality in both by Tüf (Germany) and English quality statistics.
You might want to check the front sway bar link rods and rear wheel bearings
Don't be put off by reading about the American Focus car recalls, seems they
have cheaper parts from other subcontractors, that don't measure up.
As others have indicated, the US year 2000 has lots of problems. From what
I've read in this group, that is not the case for the European 2000 model.
To be sure though, I would stay away from the 2000. Good luck.
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