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Love my Ford Focus
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By Patricia Lejsek
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2003 Ford Focus LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I was not looking for a Focus when I
went to get a car. Due to the dealer
not having the car I really wanted on
the lot, I chose to get a 2003 Ford
Focus, brand new, right off the show
room floor.
I love my Focus, and will be driving it
for a long while before I get another
car.


Best Features

It is very good on gas milage. I love the room and the roomy trunk.


Worst Features

I wish my car had of come with a spoiler, as I have saw some with them since I perchased my Focus, they look very sharp with spoilers on them. I will most likely order a spoiler for my car some times in the near future.


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Reliable and fun to drive
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By carlos1
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2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I was somewhat dubious about the
Focus after reading certain comments
about earlier models but after 6 months
and 11000 miles I've had no problems at
all. Drives very well, feels sturdy
and looks good (hatchback.) So far it
seems like a really good deal. More
fun to drive than the Japanese
competition.


Best Features

Drives great. Really like the design.


Worst Features

The drivers seat should be better designed. Gas mileage seems like it should be a little better for a small car.


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Focus is the new Model T
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By mczcoke
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2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Ford Focus has got to be the best buy
for the dollar around, from peformance
handling to all around styling and
driving charisma. No other company can
touch the aftermarket power Ford has
poured into the compact street racer
forums and minds of the young
individual alike and still get
outstanding mileage out of it. A+++++


Best Features

Performance and ride appeal, i feel as though I am part of the car.


Worst Features

No need for improvement


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Great Car at a Reasonable Price
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By HosMan
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2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I purchase a new car every two to three
years. I am amazed at how well this
car is put together and how well it
designed inside and out. Granted I
have only driven it for 2000 miles but
I like it more each day. It is loaded
with little features that are usually
only found in more expensive models.
The sound system is great. If you need
a good puddle jumper for under $13,000,
this is your car.


Best Features

I like its design inside and outside. It is unique but not weird. My power premium model is just loaded with super features. The audio system sounds great and includes a six CD changer and even auto volumn control.


Worst Features

Add scotch guard to seats. Larger brakes would be nice but not necessary.


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What an oustanding vehicle
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By ajpuckett
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2003 Ford Focus ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

After 5 months and 6000 miles I am very
happy with this car. The best thing
about it by far is its exceptional
handling. It is so much fun to drive
that I often drive it unnecessarily. The
acceleration is nothing to write home
about but about as good as all the other
cars in this class. The sound system
rocks even without the
six-speaker/subwoofer/6-disc changer
upgrade. I can only imagine how great
the other system sounds. It gets great
fuel economy, I average about 33 mpg on
the highway and 25 in the city. I test
drove almost 10 different cars in this
class before choosing a Focus, and only
Mazda Protege came close to being this
much fun to drive.


Best Features

Looks and feels luxurious with leather-wrapped steering wheel, 16-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels, and rear spoiler. Exceptional handling makes it a joy to drive. Great sound system and fuel economy. I recommend it to anyone, especially young drivers/first-time buyers.


Worst Features

I’m disappointed that some of my favorite standard features on the '03 ZTS are now an option package on the '04, although they did give it the better 2.3 L engine. Glad I bought it in '03. Fix the MP3 player so that it starts the song where you left off when you restart the car.


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