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Not bad so far
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By BadAndy
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Vehicle

2003 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

The Good: Spacious Front/Trunk.
Premium Sound with mp3/cd player.
Thoughtful moveable driver hand
rest/item bin. Power everything AND
Cruise control. 6 speed int. wiper.
24/27 mpg w AC, 30/33 mpg w/o AC.
Low/Mid highway road noise. The Bad:
Gear change hangs/jerks from zero to
low-very annoying, thoughtful hand
rest not so thoughtful for bigger
people (gets in way of seatbelt buckle
when down). Trunk lid doesn’t pop all
the way up, gets very uncomfortable
after long period of driving. The
Ugly: The gear change ratio makes an
otherwise very peppy, sprightly car
feel grossly underpowered.


Best Features

Mp3/CD player, Mp3/CD player, Premium sound system, Spacious driver seat, Nice trunk space, Flip down back seats, Power everything, Cruise Control, Nifty places for coins etc., Low/Mid highway noise (better than most small cars), Moveable hand rest and finally Mp3/CD player.


Worst Features

Quicker shifting (VW Style). Relocate seatbelt buckle for driver seat or redesign driver hand rest. Longer, Shorter or relocate gear stick {cramped for tall drivers as it is}. Make DRL standard. Allow trunk to pop all the way up. Open door light in dash per door not 1 for all.


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By domain11
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Vehicle

2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Steering is very hard to contol at low
speed with full acceleration.
Mechanincal windows hard to crank. Car
is fun to drive, has plenty of power,
get reasonable milage(28.5)


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So much car for relatively few dollars
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By 2003ZX5SVT
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2003 Ford Focus SVT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

When I bought this car I knew it would
be fun, but I didn't realize what a
great package Ford put together. It's
practical, feature laden, sporty, fun,
roomy, cheap all things that usually
not found in a single car. It could
use more power, but that's always
true. The creature comforts are first
rate - HID lights on a sub 20K car -
wow. It handles like it's on rails,
once moving is relatively fast.


Best Features

Handling, Practicality, good zip for a 4 cylinder NA motor, cheap to insure, fun to take to events (thank you SVTOA).


Worst Features

More power, duh.


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ford focus--COLLECTIBLE
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By mickeysmarauder
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Vehicle

2003 Ford Focus SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

like the ergonometrics--very comforta
ble riding unit-rides around corners
as if on rails-spirited response(for
the horses available)-no problems so
far


Best Features

projector headlites-6 disc changer-key- less entry-


Worst Features

MORE HORSES(250)-xfm radio-onstar choi- ce-reverse warning beeper-bumper dista- nce warning device-keyless identificat tion/start device(new tech)


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Ford Focus Fun
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By Eibhlin
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Vehicle

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


Review

I love my ZX5! However, I'm not getting
the mileage I thought I would be
getting. I also have a problem with the
windshield wiper design. There always
seems to be a stream of wated running
down the windshield to the right of my
line of vision. It gets annoying.


Best Features

It's fun to drive and very easy to handle-especially on wet or snowy pavememnt.


Worst Features

The windshield wipers needs to be reworked.


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