2003 Ford Focus Consumer Review: 98,000 and still going!

2003 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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

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98,000 and still going!
By 03FOCUSlx on


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


I purchased this car 2 years ago with 32,000 miles on it. At 55,00 miles the ignition had to be replaced $150. At 75,000 timing belt and tensioner broke and left me stranded, also needed battery, spark plugs & wires, crank sensor. Repair cost was $1000. Then 95,000 miles and six months later, the tensioner broke again, left me stranded -- $350 more dollars. Then at 97,000 miles the battery cable fell off from the starter, had to be towed, $77. At 98,500 it went back because the check engine light was on, it then needed a, oxygen sensor for $130. Now I guess it is fine, still running good, never put brakes on it yet; just tires and oil changes. Overall for having 100,000 miles on it, it is a pretty good little car!
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