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Enjoy My ZTS w/2.3 PZEV
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By Red Doggy
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2003 Ford Focus Sedan ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Really surprised by the performance and smoothness of the 2003 ZTS with the 2.3 PZEV engine and 5 speed manual transmission. I've owned it for 2 months and had no problems. It handles like a sporty car. Hope the reliability is better than the earlier 2000-2001 models, which received a lot of recalls.


Favorite Features

Powerful 2.3 PZEV engine. Liquid Gray Metallic Paint. Power moonroof. 16" 5 spoke alloy wheels. In-dash 6 disc CD changer. ZTS interior fabric on seats.


Suggested Improvements

Stronger gas struts for the trunk lid. With the standard ZTS deck spoiler, the trunk doesn't pop open, when released from the dash or the remote.


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


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Fun ride and affordable too Great handling compared to sticker price. Love the tilt and telescoping steering wheel.


Favorite Features

CD-MP3 player


Suggested Improvements

Make the radio antenna that sticks out on the roof smaller Make the 6 CD changer standard on ZX3, ZTS and ZTW


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5 - spd. ZTS 2.3L PZEV w/145 HP
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By Tire Sniffer
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2003 Ford Focus Sedan ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I've only owned the ZTS for 2 weeks. So, far it has exceeded my expectations. The 2.3L PZEV engine has more torque than the Focus SVT engine. I test drove a Suzuki Aerio and Dodge Neon for comparison. Both are noisy and unrefined compared to the Focus. I hope that Ford has all the past reliability issues solved. With the $3K rebate, it is a good deal for less than $16K out the door.


Favorite Features

Power moonroof, response of the 2.3L PZEV engine, 6 CD changer audio system, handling with the 16" tire/wheels, availability of side air bags, & the Liquid Grey metallic paint.


Suggested Improvements

Minor - make mudguards standard, need stronger trunk struts, as the ZTS rear spoiler makes the trunk too heavy to pop open fully, when released remotely.


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outstanding value!
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By davgrlck
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2003 Ford Focus Sedan ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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great pickup. I have the 2.3 litre pzev engine with 145 horse power and near zero emissions to polute the air. Huge interior. More room than some midsize cars i tested for thousands less. Biggest trunk space in class and fold completely flat rear seats. Possibly the wisest money spent for any car class.


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2.3L PZEV, 148HP, manual
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By Llyra
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2003 Ford Focus Sedan ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This is a great car. The pick-up and top speed far exceeded my expectations. It's well designed as far as looks and function also. Gas mileage is great. It also happens to be our family car since it is so spacious. I would recommend this model to anyone looking for a little more speed combined with comfort and practicality.


Favorite Features

sound system, moon roof, engine response, color (liquid grey metallic), handling, overall comfort


Suggested Improvements

plusher seating, carseat anchors, DRLS, someplace to grab when closing the trunk


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