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Ford Focus, Volkswagen New Beetle, Coupe, Hatchback
#33 of 34 Focus and its recalls
Sep 18, 2002 (4:27 pm)
Ok now didn't the Ford Focus have like 9 recalls already??????? Something is not right about that.
I honestly don't see how you can compare the two.
#34 of 34 you can easily compare these two
Oct 01, 2002 (4:05 pm)
they are two of the worst cars on the market in terms of reliability and repairs! LOL
Although they may have finally got all the kinks out of the recall-plagued Focus - it IS in its fourth model year after all. There is no comparison between Focus and Escort - Escort was actually pretty reliable for what it was, but cheap as all heck. Focus does not feel cheap, and the Beetle feels luxurious, but there is no way you should be buying either unless you only intend to keep it for three or four years MAX.
BEETLE is the most dismal model yet (and that is saying a lot after the early 90's jettas) for VW in terms of problems, repairs, breakdowns, and general malaise.