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2003 Ford Focus Hatchback

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Under-rated, under-estimated
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By warehousebum
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2003 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Absolutely in love with this car.
Don't be off-put by the 2000-2001
recall whiners- hasn't been a recall
since '01 and my ZX3 hasn't had a
single problem to date. This car is so
much fun to drive that I often find
myself taking the long-way to
destinations. A convoluted intake
system robs this car of much-needed
low-end torque (even with the 5-speed
manual), but it's still easy to chirp
the tires and it's great in the higher
revs. A surprisingly fun car to flog
in the twisties. All the friends whom
I've allowed to test-drive don't want
to give up the keys. For a $13,000
hatch-back!


Best Features

Spunky Zetec engine is standard, has responsive steering, over-all solid driving feel and soft-touch plastics in a quality interior. Flawless CD stereo-system, fog lamps, and meaty leather-wrapped steering wheel are all standard. Deceptively large cargo- space and head-room.


Worst Features

More low-end torque and actual split- folding rear-seats (don't be fooled, they aren't) would make this car perfect. Oh, and is that maximimum fuel-economy upshift light really neccessary?


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THIS CAR IS FANTASTIC!!!!
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By JONATHAN ANTONIO
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2003 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 Premium 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

this one is a real buy, for under $12K,
i got what i wanted for a coupe!
compared to those high priced hondas
and toyotas!!i just love to drive
anywhere, even to las vegas!! the power
is amazing!


Best Features

2.3 engine MT,is really powerful, the cockpit and the exterior design is perfect!! i found my car, not a dream one but i', very happy with it.


Worst Features

nothing so far!! buy it! you wont regret it!


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By AlexArgumedo
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2003 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 Power Premium 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The best car i ever drive


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bellissima macchina!
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By vaccamucca
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2003 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX5 Premium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

i bought the zx5 in late july and have
just over 600 mi. i love it! i had a
honda accord and a nissan sentra but
this is the best by far. it seems so
sporty and refined


Best Features

sunroof,handeling with the manual trans, looks, inter, exter


Worst Features

nothing, i will let you know


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ZX3 With PZEV engine
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By nowlaj
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2003 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 Power Premium 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This has been a very fun car to
drive. Acceleration is solid and the
2.3L PZEV engine has more pickup than
its predecessor. No defects noted
both exterior and interior. A
wonderful car to drive


Best Features

6 disc changer and the fact that it is yellow!


Worst Features

A leather offering for the ZX3 would be nice. I would also like it if the sun visors were longer on the 2 door because they only cover 1/2 of the side window.


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