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2003 Ford Focus

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Fantastic small car for the money
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By BHenze
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2003 Ford Focus SVT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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What can I say, fast, fun to drive and
good looking small car. This is the
the only small car I would drive.


Best Features

Looks fast without being gaudy.


Worst Features

The radio antenna is too long and is the only thing that I intend to change.


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Money well spent
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By nativejayhawk
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2003 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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A great little car with a lot of pep. I
owen a 2004 Mustang and I enjoy driving
the focus just as much. Great stereo
system. The focus has a smooth ride.
With few exterior upgrades like I have
done it really an eye-catching vehicle.


Best Features

The stereo... Also great on gas.


Worst Features

A quiter cabin from outside air when you're driving highway speeds.


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I LIKE IT!
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By Nizoral1
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2003 Ford Focus ZTW 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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Just bought my new ztw wagon today for
13900 including all rebates from ford
and dealer. tt control 6 disc changer
you name it. Nows the time to buy that
leftover. Cant beat the price msrp
19200. 13900 WOW Just cant beat the
price for anything close to the wagon!


Best Features

tt control and 6 disc changer


Worst Features

noise at highway speed


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real performer
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By inahurry
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2003 Ford Focus SVT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

The SVT Focus is a true performance car
(see stats in Consumer Reports, which
say, among other things, that the SVT
is about equal to a Porche 911 with
respect to its handling). Ford makes
available lots of great extras that
others don't, at least for the price
(HID headlamps, audiophile sound,
heated seats, etc.). I still think,
like the other reviews, that more low
end power is ironically missing. Still,
the car is very, very well balanced and
responsive. The 6-speed transmission is
nice.


Best Features

see above: handling, balance, options, 6-speed


Worst Features

More power, like the RS model in Europe. All leather seats (not a combo of leather and cloth).


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Fab Focus
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By chekmarc
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2003 Ford Focus ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Excellent value for the money. Solid
construction, well equipped as
standard and very comfortable for a
small car. I purchased several options
because I spend a lot of time in my
car (heated seats/mirrors, spoiler,
leather, 6-disc in-dash CD, low-
profile tires, power moon roof). It
was worth it. I also like the european
styling. The ZTS/ZTW has plenty of
power with the 2.0 litre. Next model
year available with 2.3 litre, even
better.


Best Features

Heated seats (absolutely love it!), an option not often available in compact cars. Kudos Ford. Power moon roof. Split fold-down rear seats, great versatility and lots of trunk space, even with them upright.


Worst Features

Wish they still had the old-style tilt steering wheel, don't like the tilt columns of todays cars.


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