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car from hell
By nel7 on
2003 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought a Ford Focus 2003 (automatic) from a private party, used. Only after owning and driving regularly, I noticed how poor the suspension was. It is the stiffest suspension one can imagine. It is so bad that I bought heel support/shock absorber for my feet to heal my right heel, which is soar from all the suspension-related "beatings". My back hurts from longer drives as well. The seat is a horror-trap, despite added pillows. The mileage per gallon is rather poor: about 23 at the most in the city, and about 32 on the freeway. For a 2.0 engine, this is rather weak. And it has the classic Ford engine noise.
Uncomfortable, weak mileage, noisy, and undesirable. Don't buy a Ford Focus.
Soften the suspension !
Improve the seat.
Improve the engine to eliminate engine noise.
Improve the MPG.