2003 Ford Focus User Reviews

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    2003 Ford Focus ZX3Review
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    I Would Highly Recommend Never Buying A Ford Focus — car has given me more problems then any car i have owned. everything on it has broke in one way or another everything from minor fixing needed to huge problems that are yet to be figured out and i have blowen alot of cash trying to get it fixed

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: there is no good reasons to drive this car i want a new one

    Cons: terrible car in every way

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    2003 Ford Focus ZTW WagonReview
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    Focus Ztw Wagon — Nicely -equipped wagon for what it is. Good performance out of the 2.3 Duratec 4-cyl engine (bigger than the stock 2 liter). Unfortunately, i just rolled it in thesnow the other day, so it's probably a goner. Looking forward to my next vehicle...

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Performance

    Cons: The seats

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    2003 Ford Focus ZX5Review
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    A Fun Car To Drive Around Town, But By No Means Is It A Sports Car — Performance was not so bad considering the gas mileage it got. Acceleration was on par for a compact car. Handling and chassis rigidity were excellent for its era. Styling-wise it is still one of the most visually distinctive cars from its time at any price. Very fun. Unfortunately, it had awful tires from the factory. Convenient, spacious, safe, and relatively fun to drive, all at a low price point. If you're looking for a cheap, fun, and functional car that is 5 to 10 year old, the Focus is you. Good options to look for include the PZEV 2.3L Duratec motor and ABS.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun to drive, functional, and relatively inexpensive

    Cons: Very limited aftermarket potential

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    2003 Ford Focus ZTSReview
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    Cheap, Affordable Fun Car. — The Focus is not a bad car, overall, but is in need of many improvements. It is a bit slow, and doesn't corner the greatest. I am slowly getting it to the next level in order to make it a mild performance machine. I have added a cold air intake, racing plugs/wires, and a header. Cams and a new fuel rail will soon follow.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good fuel mileage

    Cons: It eats connecting rods like there's no tomorrow...mine is on its fourth set.

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    I Am Pleased With The Handling And Mileage Of The Car. — i like the handling of the car, mileage is the best thing for me. although i encountered a lot of problems with the car because i bought it second hand, i would still prefer to use it on a daily basis. looks could kill.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: mileage is very good.

    Cons: bought it second hand, so many problems.

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    50/50 Shot That You Will Like It — The car drove really well. It had good acceleration and drove well. The roomy inside was great and I did love the size and handling of the car. However, the transmission and electric ignition coil went at 200,000km (130,000miles) and then the catalytic converter went shortly after. I had to junk the car. Also, it rumbled VERY loudly when driving.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good handling, interior and performance

    Cons: Way too many things broke down on me

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    Ugly — i do not like the car only the good gas milage 27 city 32 hwy i do not like the color of it the cost is very low only 32 bucks to fill up and it last about 2 weeks

    Pros: mpg

    Cons: its slow

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    2003 Ford Focus ZX5Review
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    Could Be More Fun If It Is An Awd Car, Competible To The Subaru Wrx (not Sti Version) — Acceleration & Brake pedals are quit sensitive. For a little car like the Focus, it has quit a bit acceleration power. What I love the most is the handling and turning range. I can get in the most impossible parking space or have fun at the back road corners.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Easy and fun handling

    Cons: Poor back seat and truck space

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    My Little Ford Focus — Good city car, and a good car for short commutes. Not one for long drives. Mileage so-so, good clean appearance. Will need repairs from time to time, as it is not built for hills and NE winters. Basic transit. Good first car for new drivers.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Good basic transit

    Cons: Lousy mileage, not built for NE winters, nor long drives

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    My Focus — quality car gd speed 1.6 engine no repairs great fun to drive builds speed nice and goes well at top speeds no problems runs really nice and smooth gd handiling in tight bends breaks lillte slack but all in all great car

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: good looking

    Cons: nothing

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Ford Focus Reviews

    A Very Smooth And Quiet Ride By Wilma50

    I like how it looks and handles. It is very quiet and very smooth, especially around corners and over pot holes. I am very impressed overall with both the feel and maintenance and would definitely re... Read More

    Great Car For The Money By LAREDOTECH1

    This is the first hatchback I have ever owned. This car handles pretty good and great fuel economy. I have always owned mustangs so it was very different owing this car. Over all this is a great car. ... Read More

    2013 Ford Focus Reviews

    Excellent Drivers Car By Ntfknrnd

    Best car I have ever owned. One of the most fun cars I have ever driven. Great compromise on price, performance and economy. very reliable, would definitely purchase the new RS focus on the heels of ... Read More

    Loved It Until My Grandchildren Out Grew The Back Seat By Bmhaas

    Loved the ride, the options and the gas mileage! The heated seats were very nice in the winter and the back up camera was a nice feature, even for parking, The car would be perfet for a small family... Read More

    2012 Ford Focus Reviews

    Great First Car By lastmermaid92

    Not a big fan of the blind spots in the back, or the lack of cargo space. Had great gas mileage, and was reliable in getting around. Not overly costly, but not flashy either. Would make a great car fo... Read More

    Loved The Car, But Transmission Was Problematic By Tedzinski

    Transmission failure twice in 60K miles. Paid for by ford, with rental so not so bad. Loved all else, except it was noisy on the highway. Probably tires as they still had about 25% wear left at 60K.... Read More

    2011 Ford Focus Reviews

    Fun To Drive By mditty23

    The SES model has some very nice features. What I like the best for winter driving is the heated mirrors, traction and stability control. would never be without them now. The gas mileage is excellent... Read More

    2011 Ford Focus Sel By NitaScottSellsCars

    I like the way the car looked inside and out. I drove it to Greenville, NC on a full tank of gas & filled up once I got there. I also took a trip to Dolly Wood in Pigeon Forge, TN both trips was comfo... Read More

    2010 Ford Focus Reviews

    Very Good Do Not Have Any Second Thoughts About Buying It By jake_50

    car is very practical for some one looking for a cheap car that will always start and get them to where they need to go with out having to cut back on styling or power. a very good all around car Read More

    Standard Car By Byron

    This is the benchmark by which all other cars are judged. This is standard car #123456. It will get you to point A and back to point B with minimal fuss, though it won't look pretty doing it. The buil... Read More

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