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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Starter, Bad Alternator, Or Worse?

Hi, I’ll be detailed. I have a 2003 Ford Focus SE with 127k miles on it, yesterday I was driving a friend home and the battery light turned on for a second and then turned off. When I was drivin...

Transmission On A 2003 Ford Focus Automatic

My 2003 ford focus is having problems shifting into reverse when car is warmed up not when cold.

My Focus Has Started Shaking When In Idle And The Engine Stops...

any ideas on what my problem could be? Im not very good at this sort of stuff. If i put it in neutral and rev the engine then it keeps running, but if i leave it in gear at a light or stop sign the ...

Fuel Pump Out?

Just started my 2003 ford focus up,has been sitting for a while. When I hit the gas upon idle it dies. What could it be?

Car Shut Off When Engine Warms Up.

the car starts fine and runs good but when the engine warms up the car shut down when you bake or giving gas.