2003 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Traded a Gas guzzler for a Mon

2003 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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

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Traded a Gas guzzler for a Money Guzzler
By disappointmentabound on


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


Great car for the first 45,000 miles! The tranny went out and was replaced under warranty at 3 years old. A year after the transmission replacement, the brakes went out and had to be completely replaced. About two months after the brakes, the struts went out. Also had to have them replaced. Upgraded stereo went out then, started hearing a terrible front end grinding noise-was told it was the transmission. Called the dealership and they said it was 3 days out of warranty. Took it to a different dealership and was told the motor mounts were also bad. Oh, and the ignition switch locked up. Was gonna just sell it, resale on the car isn't even $1500 but it gets great gas mileage.

Best Features

trunk space, gas mileage

Worst Features

ignition switch recall, strut recall, motor mount recall. All common problems that Ford needs to take responsibility for!
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