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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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How Too Bleed Coolant

I have a 2003 ford focus can i bleed the coolant by simply running the car in idle with the cap of the coolant Reservoir off it's a 2.0 with a pressurized coolant tank

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Ford Focus 2003 2.0 Engine

i have a brand new alternator and battery(put it in last week). But the battery light comes on for a bit and then all the meters and lights(seat belt, engine, battery, etc.) Go off while I'm driving...

Correct Tyre Size

Are 195 60 R15 alloy wheels correct for my car

Ford Focus Won't Start

car battery is charging but will not turn on or move shifter into neutral

Ford 2003 Focus Hatchback Leaking Coolant.....

Hi Fellas, stranded here in Palm Springs headed back to Arizona...i'm worried about the coolant leak, as the temp gauge will go into the red and has...I just keep adding coolant as needed...it's lea...