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


Review

Wonderful car, no problems, very fun to
drive


Best Features

heated seats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Worst Features

none


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What an oustanding vehicle
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By ajpuckett
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2003 Ford Focus Sedan ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

After 5 months and 6000 miles I am very
happy with this car. The best thing
about it by far is its exceptional
handling. It is so much fun to drive
that I often drive it unnecessarily. The
acceleration is nothing to write home
about but about as good as all the other
cars in this class. The sound system
rocks even without the
six-speaker/subwoofer/6-disc changer
upgrade. I can only imagine how great
the other system sounds. It gets great
fuel economy, I average about 33 mpg on
the highway and 25 in the city. I test
drove almost 10 different cars in this
class before choosing a Focus, and only
Mazda Protege came close to being this
much fun to drive.


Best Features

Looks and feels luxurious with leather-wrapped steering wheel, 16-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels, and rear spoiler. Exceptional handling makes it a joy to drive. Great sound system and fuel economy. I recommend it to anyone, especially young drivers/first-time buyers.


Worst Features

I’m disappointed that some of my favorite standard features on the '03 ZTS are now an option package on the '04, although they did give it the better 2.3 L engine. Glad I bought it in '03. Fix the MP3 player so that it starts the song where you left off when you restart the car.


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My 2002 Focus ZTS
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By Devls1
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2003 Ford Focus Sedan ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Definitely a great vehicle for what I
do for a living (Real Estate
Appraiser). I travel to several
different counties, and the Focus is
perfect for what I needed. A
comfortable ride (and I'm 6 ft 2, 235
lbs.), and handles extremely well.
Maintenance costs are minimal, and I am
very pleased with that. I'm happy
where I got it from, and I would
definitely buy another one.


Best Features

Sunroof, 6-CD changer built into the dash, remote door/trunk opener. Though simple, seats are comfortable and so is the ride.


Worst Features

Hmmm...good question, put a 6-cylinder engine in it...that would make it interesting.


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Extreme Fun!
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By Stryford
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2003 Ford Focus Sedan ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

My ZTS is amazingly fun to drive! I've
owned several cars over the years, but
the Focus is the best handling car I've
ever owned. It handles as well, or
better, than many European cars. For a
small car, the interior is very roomy
and comfortable. The seat height
adjustment with the tilt and
telescoping steering wheel really makes
finding the right seating position
easy. I would definitely recommend a
Focus if you want a small, dependable,
great handling car. I have test driven
a Dodge Neon, a Honda Civic, and a
Mazda Protege, and only the Mazda comes
close to the complete small car package
of the Ford Focus. As if you couldn't
tell, I love my car!


Best Features

Handling, of course! Large interior space and large trunk. Decent gas mileage. Peppy acceleration. Good stock stereo sound. Excellent reliability. Lots of standard features.


Worst Features

I'm a bit of a speed demon, so the Focus could always use some more power. I wish Ford would make a SVT version of the sedan! The only other suggestion is to make the back seat a true split folding rear seat, because the seat bottom doesn't split like the backrest.


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mine
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By JDJ
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2003 Ford Focus Sedan ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

this is the second focus i have
had...my previous was a 02 ford focus
(just a few minor problems with the 02
that i had over 2 years)
this has been a great car so far no
complaints


Best Features

leather seats heated seats just love these on a cold day


Worst Features

power driver's seat the crank can be annoying


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