2003 Ford Focus Consumer Review: PZEV only lasted 98,826 miles

2003 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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ZX5 Premium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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PZEV only lasted 98,826 miles!
By Mirox on


2003 Ford Focus ZX5 Premium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Quite funny to get a car that is designed to be maintenance FREE for 15 years or 150,000 when in reality it does not make it to 100,000 ! The 2.3 L engine with Timing Chain supposed to be an improvement over the 2.0 L with timing belt! Except when the plastic slippers wear out it jumps timing and bends all valves - hence a JUNK! Now at to that clutch that lasted only 36,000 miles, Audio system that had to be replaced 5 times, Steering wheel that just locks and can not be unlocked again without replacing the key switch, RIGHT engine mounts that break, and host of other things like worn out Front Struts at 78,000. This vehicle has problems that YUGO never had! Simply a BAD CAR

Best Features

Lot of engine power but poor fuel economy our Crown Vic got better mileage on Highway trips!

Worst Features

Simply a BAD design, best improvement would be to stop manufacturing it!
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