The lady down the street will be 90 years old and is moving to an assisted living facility. She's selling her 2000 Ford Focus (which she bought new) and I'm interested in buying it. I know these were some of the most recalled cars EVER and Ford got some really bad press at the time. I've driven the first generation Focus (a 2003 if I remember) and was really impressed with the way it drove. The recalls were mostly wheel bearings, ignition locking and some miscellaneous electrical issues. Reviews from owners seem quite respectable (indicating that the cars were essentially sound). I'm thinking that I can't lose if I can get it for a good price (I've yet to see the car). Anyone here have any experience with these early model Focus?