2003 Ford Focus Consumer Review: 4 years and counting

2003 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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SE Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
4 years and counting
By Loyola C. on


2003 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


I'm torn on this car. I've had it for 4 years and had to replace the alternator today (cost $531.89 p/l). Like some other people, early in the purchase I had problems w/the ignition and had to have it replaced. I had to have the tires replaced too. I've always made sure to service the vehicle and care for it as instructed, and other than the alternator, I haven't had to deal w/any major repairs yet. For a lower end car, I think it has done pretty good.

Best Features

Really good highway mileage. Drove from Salt Lake to Vegas to Phoenix & back; cost about $160.00 for gas.

Worst Features

It seems like an alternator shouldn't need to be replaced after 4 years. Easier access to the break lights/bulbs for replacement.
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