2003 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Not bad so far

2003 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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SE Wagon (2.0L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Not bad so far
By BadAndy on


2003 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


The Good: Spacious Front/Trunk.
Premium Sound with mp3/cd player.
Thoughtful moveable driver hand
rest/item bin. Power everything AND
Cruise control. 6 speed int. wiper.
24/27 mpg w AC, 30/33 mpg w/o AC.
Low/Mid highway road noise. The Bad:
Gear change hangs/jerks from zero to
low-very annoying, thoughtful hand
rest not so thoughtful for bigger
people (gets in way of seatbelt buckle
when down). Trunk lid doesn’t pop all
the way up, gets very uncomfortable
after long period of driving. The
Ugly: The gear change ratio makes an
otherwise very peppy, sprightly car
feel grossly underpowered.

Best Features

Mp3/CD player, Mp3/CD player, Premium sound system, Spacious driver seat, Nice trunk space, Flip down back seats, Power everything, Cruise Control, Nifty places for coins etc., Low/Mid highway noise (better than most small cars), Moveable hand rest and finally Mp3/CD player.

Worst Features

Quicker shifting (VW Style). Relocate seatbelt buckle for driver seat or redesign driver hand rest. Longer, Shorter or relocate gear stick {cramped for tall drivers as it is}. Make DRL standard. Allow trunk to pop all the way up. Open door light in dash per door not 1 for all.
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