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2003 Ford Focus

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Ford Focus Rocks
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By tonya byrum
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2003 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I was scepticle about buying my new Focus wagon. I worried that I would tire of it quickly and worried that I might not find it sporty enough. But, I absolutely love it. I have never been happier with an auto purchase.


Favorite Features

It whips in and out of places with total ease. But the best thing is the gas mileage. 30 miles to the gallon! I also love the Blahpunkt sterio that came in it. It rocks!


Suggested Improvements

I haven't found anything that needs improvement. I do wish that mine had cruise control though.


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I love it
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By Livin' in Wahiawa
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2003 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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Taking advantage of good incentives (including the Costco Program), my wife and I purchased a new 2003 Focus Wagon. She had test driven an Ion, a Civic, and an Echo (and of course, her old Escort), and loved the ride, power, handling, lines, comforts, space and overall style of her new car. I've driven it a bit, and I confess I like it better than my '98 Saturn SL2.


Favorite Features

She likes the power best. Of course, she's going from 88 hp to 140 hp.


Suggested Improvements

The one annoyance we have is the rear seat. The back rests are 60/40 spilt fold-downs, but the entire rear seat is one piece, making the split moot.


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Nice utility vehicle
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By RWiggler
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2003 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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Over all a good vehicle and value. I have had no major problems with this vehicle so far.


Favorite Features

Comfortable, roomy, good handling, 130 cubic feet of cargo space and about 28 miles per gallon.


Suggested Improvements

Vehicle needs more power.


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Nice ride.
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By WiseJake
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2003 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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This wagon rides like a Cadillac. I had a Focus 2 years ago, and was always recieving recall notices in the mail. I was leary about getting another one; I'm very happy I did.


Favorite Features

Base sound system (CD player) sounds great. Power windows come standard; Thats cool.


Suggested Improvements

More engine power. Cup holder placement is a little escue.


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Neat little car!
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By Patricia O'Flaherty
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2003 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I did own a 1999 Ford Escort and was involved in a serious triple roll over accident. We were told that people do not survive such accidents. My car was totaled but my 83 yo mother and I survived with minor injuries. Since the Escort is no longer made, I chose the replacement for Escort, the Focus. It is a fun car, easy to handle, and sits higher making it easier to exit it!


Favorite Features

Handling, larger gas tank, and sitting higher for easier exit and better view with so many SUV's and trucks on the road.


Suggested Improvements

Trunk covers should be standard on wagons! You wouldn't sell a sedan without a trunk cover!


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