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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
85,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

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2000 Ford Focus body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2000 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 052008

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles


I was washing my car this past spring and the paint around the tired just started chipping off to reveal rust underneath. I've had a crappy car before, but I've never seen anything like this. I went to a car paint store to get new paint, but of course the paint on the car has faded so it's very obvious it's had some work done. Damn it, I want my car to at least look nice!

- , Prospect Heights, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 022004

Focus SE Sedan

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

I was told by Ford that it might be a defect with the paint, well hello the car was only 4 years old! but i would have to leave it for a week so they could analyze it to make sure it was a defect, then if it was and i would have to leave another week so they could fix it. i only have this car and work and they would not provide me with another car so i never got it fixed. shame on ford!

- , Riverside, CA, USA

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