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2003 Ford Focus

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By gvran7171
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2003 Ford Focus SVT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Lot's of bang for the buck. real xenon lights, not those fake aftermarket lights. Need to keep revs up to enjoy engine. Unreal handeling. kept up with bmw 330 series no problem. very stable at high speeds (110 plus).


Favorite Features

fast, great handeling, xenon lights, heated seats, cool green gauges.


Suggested Improvements

baby size gas tank. terrible crusing range. if you wind out all the gears you will average 17 miles a gallon and less than 200 mile range. easy does it and you can get 300. premium fuel required.


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Love my little Focus!
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By tsarina007
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2003 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I test drove this car on a whim, and fell in love. It handles like a dream, has great pick-up, and a nice quiet ride. It has a great sound system, and bunch of little, thoughtful features (like a glow-in-the-dark trunk release inside the trunk). Plus, it's really really cute!


Favorite Features

I love the sound system and the tight handling.


Suggested Improvements

The trunk doesn't release all the way and sometimes sticks. Weird. The cupholders could be a little more convenient (they don't hold tall bottles of water). Minor stuff, overall.


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SVT Plays No Games
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By Guy McFadden
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2003 Ford Focus SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I work in a body shop and there we had an SVT Ford Focus ZX3 and it in the shop for repairs. Looking at the car on the lift, I was amazed at the transformation of the suspension of the vehicle MAN! I was impressed. To expand my curiosity I opened the hood and as soon as I saw the prim and propper set up of the engine and the sound I said im diffinitly going to buy this car and I did.


Favorite Features

Im about 5'6" and have short fingers and this SVT Focus was at my finger tips the Wipers, the Radio, the Cruise Control and the awsomely reachable 6 speed BOY! this car was built for short people


Suggested Improvements

The very, very thing I ask of SVT is to build a SVT Ford Focus R equipped with a supercharger that would change the way people look at another Focus


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Not bad so far
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By BadAndy
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2003 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

The Good: Spacious Front/Trunk. Premium Sound with mp3/cd player. Thoughtful moveable driver hand rest/item bin. Power everything AND Cruise control. 6 speed int. wiper. 24/27 mpg w AC, 30/33 mpg w/o AC. Low/Mid highway road noise. The Bad: Gear change hangs/jerks from zero to low-very annoying, thoughtful hand rest not so thoughtful for bigger people (gets in way of seatbelt buckle when down). Trunk lid doesn’t pop all the way up, gets very uncomfortable after long period of driving. The Ugly: The gear change ratio makes an otherwise very peppy, sprightly car feel grossly underpowered.


Favorite Features

Mp3/CD player, Mp3/CD player, Premium sound system, Spacious driver seat, Nice trunk space, Flip down back seats, Power everything, Cruise Control, Nifty places for coins etc., Low/Mid highway noise (better than most small cars), Moveable hand rest and finally Mp3/CD player.


Suggested Improvements

Quicker shifting (VW Style). Relocate seatbelt buckle for driver seat or redesign driver hand rest. Longer, Shorter or relocate gear stick {cramped for tall drivers as it is}. Make DRL standard. Allow trunk to pop all the way up. Open door light in dash per door not 1 for all.


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By domain11
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2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Steering is very hard to contol at low speed with full acceleration. Mechanincal windows hard to crank. Car is fun to drive, has plenty of power, get reasonable milage(28.5)


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