2003 Ford Focus User Reviews

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    2003 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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    95

    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 ZX5 Review
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    35

    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 Wagon Review
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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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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    2003 Ford Focus SE Review
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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 SE Review
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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 ZX3 Review
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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 ZX3 Review
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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 SE Review
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    35

    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 ZX5 Review
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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 LX Review
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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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    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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