2003 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Excellent deal

2003 Ford Focus SVT - Consumer Review

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Excellent deal
By linuxevangelist on


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


Handling is nearly unbelievable.
Braking performance is awesome as well.
Low-end torque is missing so it's a
little slow of the line but once it
gains enough RPM's to hit the power band
it really takes off. The interior
design is really nice. Stereo system is
awesome. Seats are comfortable and the
back seats are surprisingly roomy. There
is a slightly noticable problem with
rough idle that appears from time to
time. This is a known problem by Ford
and can be made better (but not fixed
completely) by having the computer
reprogrammed by an authorized SVT
service center - this issue was fixed in
the 2004 model. I'm very happy with my
purchase overall and would certainly
recommend this car.

Best Features

Traction control, 6-disk CD changer, moonroof, handling(!!!!), good looks, comfort of the front seats

Worst Features

Something to improve low-end torque, higher HP (turbo or a supercharger perhaps?), HID headlights standard instead of optional
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