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2003 Ford Focus SVT

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


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It's been a year since my SVT spent nearly 30 days in the shop getting virtually everything fixed; the dealer made good on finishing what Ford started. I've had a lot of Fords and they've all started off a basket case but with a lot of work & patience a Ford can be a decent car. If you can get past the depreciation & initial quality problems, the true nature of what the SVT guys were trying to do comes out. The SVTF is THE best equipped mini-sport car available below $30,000. They're comfortable, ride nice and are very competent. They're NOT drag cars, but still fast enough to be fun.


Best Features

All the goodies, HIDs, Recaro seats, wicked stereo, fun ride.


Worst Features

PATHETIC initial quality. Fords depreciate quickly because they're sitting junk when brand new. Ford shouldn't mean "Shiniest car in the junkyard". Either finish it at the factory or have the dealer do it. In either case, FORD CHECK YOUR WORK!


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Super Car
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By Coolies
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2003 Ford Focus SVT SVT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I love this car. Fun to drive and not so bad on gas.


Best Features

Handling.


Worst Features

A little more hp would be nice.


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A true sports car
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By SpunkyJivl
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2003 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Brisk acceleration, razor sharp handling, and crisp brakes that will haul you down like an F-18 landing on a carrier. All these traits embody a true sports car ethos. This car is an absolute BLAST to drive, and BEGS to be driven - even getting groceries is fun. Value is definitely at the top of the list. HID headlights, Traction Control, power moon roof, 6 speed silky-smooth transmission, heated Recaro leather seats... the list goes on and on. You will not find another car on the market with these options for the 15k I stole mine at. If you find one, snatch it up!


Best Features

Overall fun factor of the car is a 10+. Fully optioned and loaded car can be had for an awesome price. Head turning looks and exotic car exhaust note. Did I mention this car is fun to drive?


Worst Features

A tad more torque would be nice, somewhere between idle and 2000 RPM range. Driving with the A/C on induces a less than pleasant bogging effect. A shorter final drive ratio; this car has some seriously 'long legs' Spirited driving can net MPGs in the teens. (*cough* resale value * cough*)


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One of the best cars
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By Phil Springer
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2003 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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Absolutely love this car. One of the best I have ever driven, fun every time I get in it. Really changes the concept back to driving and away from commuting. I wish the mileage was a little better, especially since it takes premium. Also, it eats tires like the Cookie Monster, but it is a fair trade, I will take it any day. Can't say enough, too bad Ford stopped making them, not enough performance. It definitely isn't a drag car, but luckily, the real world has corners, and that is were this car puts a HUGE grin on your face!


Best Features

Six speed, stereo, HANDLING.


Worst Features

Wish mine had the HIDs and there is always room for more power!


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Focus's are great
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By Nate
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2003 Ford Focus SVT SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I like my car.


Best Features

Power, handling, cornering.


Worst Features

Fuel economy.


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