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2003 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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03 Focus Svt — I just bought this car and so far I love it to death. It's a real reliable car and it has better gas mileage than my other vehicles so driving this is lots of fun. a a a a a

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

Pros: Everything!

Cons: Have to use premium gas.

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2003 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Autocross Beast — Excellent suspension, brakes, gear ratios, Recaro leather racing seats, high-RPM performance. So-so turning radius, low-RPM power, gas mileage. Very fun car to drive, perfect for autocross and weekend track days. Decently reliable, have only had to fix a few things at 110,000 miles.

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

Pros: Handling, Brakes

Cons: Little low-RPM power

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2003 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Two Thumbs Up. — Performance: Hauls ass. Hard. Best part is, it reaches 75% of it's torque potential at 2200rpm. 6spd manual. Build Quality: No problems yet, apart from a flickering 'check engine' light. Appearance: Mean, and deceptive. Looks quite similar to the regular ZX3, but with many subtle changes. Cost of Ownership: Gets about 20-22mpg, and easy to maintain. Fun Factor: Awesome car. Highly recommend it if you want a small, peppy hot-hatch.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Speed, handling and the smile it always puts on your face.

Cons: It's a Ford.

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2003 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Great Year Round Car That Is Fun To Drive — Performance- acceleration is fantastic for a naturally Aspirated 2.0. Evidently it was the fastest 2.0L FWD Naturally Aspirated car in north America in 2003. Braking is 10 out of 10, and handling is through the roof. Quality is been about a 9 out of 10 Appearance is spectacular both inside and out Ownership has been wonderful with good gas milage around 30-29 mpg, and virtually now maintenance until now when I installed a new clutch at 80,000 miles. Fun Factor= extremely fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive

Cons: Does not have forced induction

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2003 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Dont Knock It Till You Drive It. — looks better out of the box than most tuner cars do. its just a bit short on power, but it's got handling down to a science. this car is fun to blast around back roads and track days in. and the insurance wont kill you.

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

Pros: corners likea madman, especailly when lowered

Cons: if you want massive power, look elsewhere

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2003 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Good For Warm Climates When You're 23. — Loved driving it, loved the power across the rpm range because of the variable intake, and the best factory stereo I've ever heard (Audiophile system). HATED replacing at least one wheel every winter, and outgrew it. That's why I took a 30 horsepower cut with the Lancer.

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

Pros: Cornering, exhaust note, stereo

Cons: Not good for cold climates or bad roads

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2003 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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If You Like Motorsports And Autox You Will Not Be Disapoined. — This Car kicks ass and handles incredibly in the corners. It is very upgradeable, looks awesome. The engine can take up to 19lbs of boost safely bringing it to about 320WHP without having to upgrade the engine and it will still be reliable. if you also like the focus please check out: www.focusfanatics.com

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

Pros: you like great handling cars and modification.

Cons: If you like primer painted body kits, huge wings, and autozone mufflers. Please if that souns like you buy a civic.

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2003 Ford Focus SVT 4 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Great — I am really happy with this car. It was priced nice and handles very good. I wish it was a little faster but who doesn't. Very comfortable, nice looks, Good sound system. Overall I am very happy with it. Good gas mileage. Fun to drive. Decent engine performance. Built well.

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

Pros: Handling

Cons: Only 170 HP

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2003 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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03 Focus Svt — i love it!!! great looking,has a really seat warmers, the exhaust sounds nice, nice looking on the inside,love the factory 6 cd changer and subwoofer, wish it didnt have to have 91 octane, but the car is a ball to drive i will admit and im a chevy guy at heart

Pros: fast

Cons: 91 octane

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2003 Ford Focus SVT 2 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Best American Hot Hatch Ever Made — Faster thru the slalom then a 911 Turbo Out brakes an SVT Cobra Has the same Recaro Seat as a B6 S4

Pros: Great Handling, tons of accesories for the money

Cons: Needs about 50 more HP!!

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2004 Ford Focus SVT Reviews

Awesome Focus Svt By Gina

Only have had this car for a month. Still adjusting to it after wrecking my Mazda. It's fun to drive & looks good. Accelerates well. So, far it seems low cost on maintenance. I have a few things to ... Read More

Black Demon By jnunez011

over all this car is very good runs great, great on gas small can manuver anywhere, braking is good acceleration well it ain going to take you to the moon its a 4 cylinder, i feel safe in this car, i... Read More

2002 Ford Focus SVT Reviews

Great Fun To Have. By Jay

Special Vehicles Team (SVT) built the 4 cyl. car with great features into this small car, 6 speed manual transmission, lots of fun to drive, great gas mileage, has some power to it and has great looks... Read More

9 Out Of 10, I Love Mine. By Robert

For a basic compact car, the SVT Focus is definitly a great competitor. The performance is great on top end, highway monster. The appearance is one off and trendy. The car is amazing to drive. The bui... Read More

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