2003 Ford Focus Overview


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2003 Ford Focus Overview

The 2003 Ford Focus continued to struggle with the line's reputation for quality issues and recalls. Despite its somewhat checkered history, the roomy interiors, smooth handling, and affordable price of the Focus line continued to appeal to American drivers looking for compact family transportation.

Buyers had a choice of several trims: the SE line, available in four-door wagon and sedan body models; a four-door LX sedan; and the performance-enhanced Z-line, which featured a two-door ZX3 hatchback, a four-door ZX5 hatchback, a four-door ZTS sedan and a four-door ZTW wagon. (The Focus was also offered as an SVT performance model, which you'll find elsewhere on this site.)

The standard models of the 2003 Ford Focus had a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder Zetec engine, which produced 110 horsepower; the Z-line models offered an enhanced overhead-cam version, which packed a more impressive 130 horsepower. Still, it wasn't power that was going to draw buyers to this line; value was the watchword that Ford emphasized in its marketing, and value was what people responded to.

The 2003 Ford Focus gives good value at the pumps, too, with 21-27 mpg city, 25-36 mpg highway. It may not set your heart aflutter, but it's easy on the pocketbook!


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    2003 Ford Focus Ztw Wagon

    My car radio display lights up but no sound comes out of the speakers. I don't believe the speakers are blown because it just quit working while riding down the road listening to normal level

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
    Gustavo Graham

    Ac Fan And Electric Windows

    Even if I turn the ignition switch off, the ac fan won't shut off and the electric windows are active

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    Margo Howland

    Where Do You Charge Electronic Devices In The Ford Focus?

    Just bought a 2003 Ford Focus. I plugged the cell phone charger into the cigarette lighter and the phone did not charge. Later, I was looking through the manual and it said not to use the cigarette ...

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    Need Help With Electrical Problem

    I will try to make this as detailed as I can. I’m driving down the freeway at 40 mph in a bad snow storm. I turn on my lights and I loose my entire dashboard. Odometer, speedometer, gas gauge, ever...

    20,273 views with 35 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)
    Patricia Vidana

    2003 Ford Focus Is Losing Power Why

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