2003 Ford Focus Top Comparisons

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2003 Ford Focus ZX3Review
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Best Car I Owned Yet. — Got the base model with 5 spd manual. At first it took some getting used to because of the styling and hatchback, but i soon fell in love with it because of its handling and practicality. So much fun to drive!

Pros: Fun to drive, cheap to fix and own, practical, if you are into modifying there are no limits.

Cons: styling takes some getting used to.

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2003 Ford Focus ZX5Review
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Better Than A Civic — I've owned this car for almost two years and haven't had any problems with it. It's definately the best car in its price range.

Pros: Good Handling, Traction Control, ABS, Heated Seats, Tall ride for small car, Euro styling.

Cons: Mediocre acceleration

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2003 Ford Focus SE WagonReview
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A Great Start Up Car For A Family — car has 176,000 miles, runs like new, Preventive maintenance helps A LOT the car we own has a stick-shift transmission, the clutch was gone after 150k miles and basically thats the only major repair we have done to it.

Pros: accurate and responsive steering, maneuverable car, strong 2.0 engine, good suspension, big trunk, roof mounts for extra storage and carrying, fast transmission box

Cons: noisy, no legroom for back seat passengers, weird A/C freon refill port

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2003 Ford Focus SEReview
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Amazing Car. Exactly What I Want From A Car. — overall a fantastic car. it has a tendancy to slide if you take a corner and dip the clutch, but that could be because the tyre compound on mine is too hard for the road i drive on. there are no rattles on any part of the car as it is really well built. i think it is a beautiful looking motor and would recommend it to anybody.

Pros: almost everyrthing. good fuel economy.

Cons: tendency to slide round corners if clutch is dipped.

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2003 Ford Focus SEReview
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Great Car For Those On A Budget. — I previously had a '00, and loved that one too, but had to replace it. This car is exactly like that one, and I love it even more than the first one. It's a great little sporty car for those on a budget, and it's from the time when Foci were a bit more original looking.

Pros: Good handling, efficient, roomy despite small size, original looking.

Cons: Slow acceleration.

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2003 Ford Focus ZX3Review
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Stylish And Dependable Car. — This car is fun to drive - solid. It has interesting looks and is roomy enough to carry music equipment. Gas mileage is so-so in town, excellent on highway.

Pros: I like the looks of the car and it is solid, reliable transportation.

Cons: I hated the process of buying this car. Others must have had similar experience because the dealer went out of business.

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2003 Ford Focus ZX3Review
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Very Solid Small Car For The Price — A well built and thought out modern hatch. Drove it for 3 years and had no problems. Mine was lightly modified and handled superb despite tires.

Pros: Handsome, handles very well, great stock transmission (5-speed), well thought out interior, reliable, economic, great for price, and very spacious.

Cons: Engine is a little lacking compared to rest of car, a little too large for a hatch, rear drum brakes in 2003 is rediculous.

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2003 Ford Focus SEReview
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My Big Go Kart — it fun and well that is it other than good mpg not fast but it can get you a speeding ticket just like everything else

Pros: bigger than a festiva and well holds more people also comfortable ride

Cons: not fast enough yet!!!

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2003 Ford Focus ZX5Review
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Great Cheap Car. — This car is very dependable. It's handling and performance stock isn't bad. It is in need of suspension work and performance parts. Start with stress bars, the entire exhaust system, intake and throttle body. For the best boost go forced induction. Responsive, great turning radius, fun to drive.

Pros: Good price. Good fuel economy. Lots of interior space.

Cons: Not as easy to take apart as it is to put together. Runs lean.

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2003 Ford Focus LXReview
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Don't Even Bother. — This car was fine, up until the ENGINE decided to blow up after 12000 miles. ford would warranty it because I put an aftermarket air intake on it. BS.

Pros: it was quick until the engine blew up

Cons: it's a focus.

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Car needs a rack and pinion according to the owner/dealer. This was not mentioned in the ad. Read More

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