Used 2003 Ford Focus

2003 Ford Focus

2003 Highlights

Minor changes are in store for the 2003 Ford Focus. Two new trim levels increase the breadth of prices for Ford's economy car; a base trim for the three door hatchback renders air conditioning optional and only comes with a manual transmission. For the five door hatchback, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, front reading lights and a center console are available when you step up to the comfort trim level from the base level. Heated front seats are a new option, as is a traction control and ABS package. New colors for the exterior brighten up the color palette, and the interior is freshened with two new fabric trims. Finally, a CD/MP3 player is now standard on the ZX3 and ZX5. A SVT version of the ZX5 is also scheduled to appear later in the year.


  • Thoughtful ergonomics, large interior, smooth ride, sharp steering, impressive selection of body configurations and features.


  • Seats aren't comfortable for everyone, below-average reliability.

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Used 2003 Ford Focus for Sale

Ford Focus 2003 ZX5 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M) 158,703 miles
Used 2003Ford FocusZX5
Est.Loan: $82/mo
Mazari Motors
53.9 mi away
Ford Focus 2003 LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M) Pitch Black Clearcoat 95,652 miles
Used 2003Ford FocusLX
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Features & Specs

SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)ZTW 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Horsepower130 hp @ 5300 rpm130 hp @ 5300 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested

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Clear sailing
I love this car. The only issue is that it is rough on tires. I normally get about 40K out of a 60K tire. I average 26-27mpg in the winter and 29-32mpg the rest of the year. I have 149900 miles on my car. I have not experienced many of the issues that others have, but then I bought mine new and know what it has gone through. If you do the maintenance when the owner's manual says to do it then you will have very few problems. Word to drivers the rotors are not the best, but the pads are really good so if you have worn out your brake pads, that is on you. I went 89K before having to change rotors and it was a mountain pass that did in the rear brake pads.
bought this at 81,000 miles was good until about 85,000. New motor mount, then a new engine, then a huge exhaust leak, then the engine was misfiring, then had to take it back to ford to get the lifters replaced, now i am waiting on it in the shop because they had to replace the instrument cluster. a total of about 5,000 in repairs in just a year. It's rediculous! i spend more time without a car then i do with one. I just barely hit 97k miles!
awsome! then you have the paint...
this car has been great to me, i bought it used with 30.000 miles. the guy put a K&N and loud exhaust... sounded great, until i got caught with it (illegal in my state). the only problem with it was the alternator. except it was not, it was a fuse in between the alternator and the motor. Then the paint peeled, spotted, bubbled, and cracked on the bumper. the paint peel happened on the hatchback. right above the light. the BLACK car now had WHITE spots on the back. and the rear bumper is full of very small cracks. None of this is because of lack of care, i and very ocd on apperance.
Used 2003 Ford Focus Overview

The Used 2003 Ford Focus is offered in the following submodels: , , , . Available styles include SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), SE Comfort 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), SE Comfort 4dr Sedan w/Zetec (2.0L 4cyl 5M), LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A), LX Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), ZTW 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A), ZX3 Premium 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), ZX5 Premium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), ZX3 Power Premium 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), ZX5 Comfort 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), ZX5 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), SVT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M), and SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Ford Focus?

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Ford Focus trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Ford Focus LX is priced between $8,500 and $8,500 with odometer readings between 95652 and 95652 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Ford Focus ZX5 is priced between $3,995 and $3,995 with odometer readings between 158703 and 158703 miles.

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