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2003 Ford Focus Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2003 Ford Focus Sedan

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It's OK
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By Jason
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2003 Ford Focus Sedan ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I purchased this car two years ago new. So far I have been pleased with the car but it has had several issues and the dealership was a nightmare to deal with. Right after the warranty ran out I had a $1300.00 air conditioning problem that the dealership ripped me on. There has also been some other repair issues that I feel reflect poor craftsmanship; however I do like the car and I guess for an economy sedan it will do.


Best Features

MP3 CD Player.


Worst Features

Better cusomter service, service departments.


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Very surprised
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By moog
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2003 Ford Focus Sedan ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I have seen a lot of these around and figured they were lackluster. I was wrong. From the first few miles of my test drive I knew I was hooked. While it is not an exceptionally dynamic sport sedan, the '03 ZTS is a fine compromise between daily driving, luxury, and performance. With leather, 2.3l Duratech, and 27 mpg, I am fully satisfied for my $10k. It drives a lot like Jettas' little sister, not quite as powerful but still sassy! I am sure this vehicle will last longer than I care to keep it.


Best Features

Leather, tilt, A/C, 6 CD changer, mileage, steering.


Worst Features

Stiffer suspension.


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worth the money
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By b-l-z-a-bob
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2003 Ford Focus Sedan ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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One great car for the money.
Especially with the 2.3 engine. Ride
and handling for a car this size is
excellent. Performance for this
engine, even with an automatic is great
too. Brakes are sufficient, and seem
well balanced. All controls in the car
are well placed too. Driving position
is very comfortable, and I'm over 6
foot. Car does well at accomodating
four adults, and can handle the extra
passengers (power-wise) very well.


Best Features

Engine! The 2.3 engine makes driving this car a blast! I also like the adjustable seat bottom on the drivers seat.


Worst Features

Only compaint I have is that they should make the blower motor/ventilation a little quieter.


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Best in class
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By 2.3 focus R
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2003 Ford Focus Sedan ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

improvements not required in the focus
line up. performance is great with the
2.3 engine; better than almost any
other car in its class, even better
than the V-6 in my wife's malibu! It's
relatively quiet, even w/ low profile
tires. handling is great, as is
comfort on longer trips. driver seat
adjustability is great. If you like to
drive, and you're on a budget, this is
your car!


Best Features

Engine! without a doubt, the 2.3L DOHC engine is a must have. runs far stronger than any four cyl. I've ever driven, and some V-6's too!


Worst Features

Only complaint I have is the wiper blades. the originals streaked soon after delivery, and the replacements on warranty weren't much better.


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Fab Focus
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By chekmarc
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2003 Ford Focus Sedan ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Excellent value for the money. Solid
construction, well equipped as
standard and very comfortable for a
small car. I purchased several options
because I spend a lot of time in my
car (heated seats/mirrors, spoiler,
leather, 6-disc in-dash CD, low-
profile tires, power moon roof). It
was worth it. I also like the european
styling. The ZTS/ZTW has plenty of
power with the 2.0 litre. Next model
year available with 2.3 litre, even
better.


Best Features

Heated seats (absolutely love it!), an option not often available in compact cars. Kudos Ford. Power moon roof. Split fold-down rear seats, great versatility and lots of trunk space, even with them upright.


Worst Features

Wish they still had the old-style tilt steering wheel, don't like the tilt columns of todays cars.


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