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2003 Ford Focus

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


Review

enjoy the ability to put transmission in
3rd gear and not need to worry about
shifting when getting on the freeway.
2.3l engine pulls great from 3000 to
over 6000 rpm. does reqire some finess
when using full throttle at low speeds
and turning more than a couple degrees.
seats a little too hard or stiff for my
taste when taking a several hour drive.


Best Features

high reving 2.3l engine svt version


Worst Features

seats need more form fitting to body


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SVT Power
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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).


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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!


Best Features

I love the sound system and the tight handling.


Worst Features

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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Vehicle

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.


Best 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


Worst Features

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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Vehicle

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 doesnÂ’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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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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