2003 Ford Focus Top Comparisons

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2003 Ford Focus SEReview
gal writes:
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My Ford Focus — I really like the ford focuses and I would consider getting another this year.

Pros: easy on gas . the right size

Cons: doors act up and now this problem

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Lisa writes:
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Beautiful Car — We have the 'sporty-showroom' version, which used to belong to Riks parents but now belongs to Rik. We spent many a college-day driving about small Winchester villages in it with a GPSR and camera photographing disused railways and bridges. Took it off-road a few times around Winchester... (before it belonged to us!!)

Pros: Better fuel consumption, heated windscreen, better acceleration (good for Portsmouth City roundabouts), more comfortable wine,

Cons: Expensive tyres, costly service, takes ages to figure out how to change lightbulbs, engine covered in so much plastic it's very difficult to do mechanics by self,

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Car Looks Good And Is Good To Drive — interior of the car is nice set out so every thing is always in easy retch styling is good in proved rear end handling point the nose in and go round the couner without a problem quick not so bad on fuel being a diesel

Pros: power handling

Cons: c posts to big back window not easy to se out of

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2003 Ford FocusReview
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Not The Best Made Car — Wanted a new vehicle to take out on the highways. Should have kept the windstar. Had a good stereo.

Pros: good going around corners fast.  good for 4X4ing.

Cons: loud signal light.  bad in winter.  dogtracked.

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2003 Ford Focus SEReview
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It Is An Average Car. — It is a safe and average car. It is really good on gas mileage. However, I noticed it is sluggish on acceleration.

Owner for 0 years, 7 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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2003 Ford Focus ZX3Review
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Great...mostly! — I've enjoyed my focus for the first 98,000 miles. At that point, I had to have my engine replaced due to a faulty oil change. Since then, I've nothing but problems, but I think that is due to the technicians working on the car and not the engine itself.

Owner for 4 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:20

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2003 Ford Focus SEReview
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It's A Good Car If You Keep Up On The Maintanence. — I've had several problems with the engine in the past few months. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the maintanence or not, but if it's kept up good, then it's a good car.

Owner for 4 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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2003 Ford Focus SEReview
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No Bells, No Whisles, But No Problems — The car is reliable and serves it's purpose. Gets you from point A to point B with a little style. Factory wheel alignment in the rear chews up the inside of the tires. Be sure to rotate tires regularly to prevent irregular tread wear. 50,000+ miles on the car and no serious issues to date.

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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2003 Ford Focus ZTSReview
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Bottom Line This Car Is The Best Bang For The Buck — with my aftermarket intake she gets up pretty quick, and with the resonator cut off and the intake it sounds like a beast taken off, it is a great car but can be a little pricey if it hasn't been taken care of(if you aren't the first owner), like i have put almost $3,000 into it just on parts braking, and i paid $13,000 for it in 06 and i am jus getting done paying it off, but i love my focus it has gotten me out of some stuff and gotten me stuck in the middle of stuff too but all round if u have passion for cars like i do it tends to work itself out in the long run

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: this car has style and class when done up right

Cons: i hate that ford made it a throw away car

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2003 Ford Focus ZX5Review
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Brilliant Euro Hot Hatch —

Where can I start? The 2003 Focus ZX5 is a complete solid car that can bring joy to anybody. First, the performance: The 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder, DOHC, Zetec engine produces 135 BHP and is fairly bullet proof, it will last for a long time. My Focus has done around 138,000 miles on all origional parts, except for gaskets and other parts that need replaced every couple of thousand of miles. Pretty good for a seven year old car! The engine is completely adaquate enough for everyday use and the occasional time when you feel like going fast. Despite this, the engine could do with just a tiny bit more power to add to the sportyness of the Focus. However, when you hit the GO pedal and you let the revs get up high, you will hear the sweet sound of the engine. It is phenominal. The brakes on the Focus are unbelievably brilliant. All you need to do is tap the brake pedal and you stop very quickly. When you stop, put your face back where it belongs and keep going. The brakes stop you quick when you need it and slows you down when you need it. The stopping power is phenominal considering the brakes at the front are about 1 foot in diameter and the rears are drums. The 2003 Focus is well built all round. It will keep itself composed for many years. The car does not rattle, bang or anything else. The Focus looks, to me anyway, really good. I like the way the rear lights are situated up high, not only to look more interesting, but so that they are more visible to the car following you. The side of the Focus had very interesting lines and you could spend hours looking around it looking at all the tiny curves, bends, and lines on it. The large headlights look good aswell as lighting up the road amazingly. The interior design is pure and also very interesting. The lines of the dask is unique and is oddly good looking. The gauges are very large and easy to read as well as being accutare. The gauges do need a readout for battery life though. Apart from that, they are brilliant. The way the seats feel are unbelievably comfortable. They hold you well when you are moving down the road. One fo the best things about the Focus is that is is so cheap to run. $20.00 of fuel today will easily last you up to 2 weeks (depending on how you use it, of course). I've done 144.8 miles on just over half a tank of fuel. The Focus is incredibally easy to maintain. It will last you a while when you treat it right. This car is a "hatchback", but it behaves as a sports car. It is really sporty to drive and it makes you forget that you are driving a hatchback. It shouldn't be called a hatchback; it should be called a "Rally Sports Hatch". To sum it all up, the 2003 Ford Focus ZX5 is one of the best cars out there today and gives you a feeling of joy that is unique in every way.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It is practical, usable, and most importantly: FUN

Cons: Can't think of any at the moment...

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