2003 Ford Focus Consumer Review: 2003 Focus ZX3, Duratech 23 =

2003 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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ZX3 Power Premium 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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2003 Focus ZX3, Duratech 23 = AWESOME!!!
By metalwych on


2003 Ford Focus ZX3 Power Premium 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


I got my 2003 Focus with the DuraTech 23 engine (2.3 liter) for less than $6000.
It had 59000 miles on it.
This car is awesome.
I needed a car that gets good gas mileage (I also have a Lincoln and a 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, so I needed a car that gets better than 25mpg).
This little car has a lot of get up and go.
Its quick and gets excellent gas mileage (when I go from San Diego to L.A., I average 46mpg...which is awesome).
And its a fun car to drive.
Now, it doesn't have the power of my powerhouse V-8's, but for a 4 cylinder, it really moves.

The way this car handles is superb.
I was pleasantly surprised at how well this car can corner.

Awesome fun car to drive!

Best Features

DuraTech 23 engine has plenty of power. Its faster than the stupid hondas and toyotas around me. And its just fun to drive. Add a kick a$$ stereo system, and this car has great acoustics too! Worth every penny I spent (less than $6000 and less than 59000 miles). Gas mileage is awesome too!

Worst Features

More Power! Cheaper after market parts.
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