2003 Ford Focus Consumer Review: avg bang for avg buck

2003 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
avg bang for avg buck
By midlevelbuyer on


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


Whaddya expect... you're buying a used car!
Granted I bought it 40km and am now past 130k, but its been a great car for the buck.
( had a Toyota dealer ask 10k for the used price at first though? what the..!!)

But reading through these reviews its obvious too many poor quality parts were used given how many similarities in repairs:
trunk latch has been replaced 3x now and still doesn't latch all the time.
Door handles.
Ignition locked up.
Battery is being drained by something,
replaced once already.
Sway bar/bushings.

But be realistic.
Otherwise its been a great little mid level car.

Best Features

moved a few times now, and it fits a surprisingly decent amount. Decent power given its not a high performance vehicle. Maneuvers well. Seats sit high, with adjustable steering level. (nice for us 5'2 peeps lol)

Worst Features

Trunk needs to have the back seats fold down to allow for a bike. Seats do go down, but the permanent frame around the back of the seats doesnt let anything lay flat. Watch the cup holders. not full size which means I've stained the carpet around both front and back holders because I assumed they could hold the cups in a turn... they can't -_- fix the trunk latch!!!!!!! crappy door handles. more comfortable back support for the front seats. Different shape for the back door frames, very hard to fit large shopping items into the back. seat.
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