The 1st generation of the Focus has a cumulative PainRank™ of 38.73. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You should probably steer clear of this generation.
Owners of the 2000–2007 Focus model years have sent in 2680 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (32%) followed by the engine (20%) and the electrical (8%).