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2003 Ford Focus

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 24/Hwy 32/Comb 27 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2003 Ford Focus Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.7
Out of 10

Based on 1943 Ratings for the 2000 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.2/10
    Quality
    7.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.3/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.0/10
    Styling
    8.1/10

2003 ford focus SE

By on Sunday, August 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Cons: "small back seat, little leg room in back"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"Overall a good car. Had trouble with alternator and battery at 48,000 miles and it sat for a little while. it has 52,000 miles on it now. no rebuilt title. I am the second owner, Elderly woman bought in 2003 brand new, she passed away and her niece received it and then sold it to me in 2011 and I've had it ever since. it is my daily driver, only drive 40 miles a day, gets good gas mileage. handles well."

One of the best Fords out there

By on Sunday, August 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfortable, great gas mileage, easy to maintain"

Cons: "Small trunk, back seats snug if you're tall"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Great gas milage, I get 36hwy easily and sometimes more if I'm doing long distance driving. Driver seat is pretty comfortable and easy to find a sweet spot for comfortable driving. Back is a little snug if you're tall and the front seats are pushed all the way back. Cons: if you have large packages it's either difficult to get into back seat or trunk or they won't go in at all. Not fond of the trunk opening, it should be longer by about 6". Back seats don't fold perfectly flat. Maintenance: easy to maintain, good on gas, easy to find parts. Turns like a champ. Would keep this car but having to trade it in because new job requires I use a small SUV (Jeep Liberty is my new one)."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Love my Focus, except..

By on Thursday, August 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 107,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Mileage, interior space, ease of entry/exit"

Cons: "Poor handling on slick/snow covered roads"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Great little car, perfect for my needs. Reliable with great gas mileage. The only time I don't like it is when the roads are snow covered, icy, or even very wet. The rear end is so light, it swerves all over when I try to accelerate. Driving normal road speed under these conditions is not possible for me."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

One of my favorites!

By on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 69,501

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Very fun to drive, very reliable, good MPG"

Cons: "Needs more power, not a lot of tech"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

My 2001 Ford Focus ZTS

"I bought my 2001 Ford Focus ZTS brand new in late 2000. I test drove one a few months before and I really liked the way it handled and drove overall. I was worried about the few recalls the first model year (2000) had, but I bought a new 2001 anyway. I guess they worked everything out by the time I bought it because I have had zero (0!) recalls on my car. I only had one warranty issue that was resolved a long time ago and that was for warped front brake rotors. The car has been extremely reliable and very fun to drive. I only wish it had more power but the gas mileage has been great. I still love my Focus and the way the handling still makes me smile. It was a top of the line Focus back then but it doesn't have a lot of cool tech like today's cars, but I like its simplicity (less to go wrong)."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

My 2001 Ford Focus ZTS

Car Show Quality

By on Thursday, July 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to Drive, Quick, Not a boat"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"So far I have done custom paint, rims, low profile tires, hood scoop, bra, ram air intake, exhaust, DVD player, and I'm looking at a spoiler this Saturday (Aug. 2nd)... This is quick little 4cyl. and handles corners like a champion!!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Great car for the $

By on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 116,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great all around effecient car."

Cons: "cant reallly think of any."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"In 10 years all I have done besides routine maintenance is replace wiring harness in the trunk. It has been a excellent car."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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