A second sport SVT variant and noise-reducing measures are 2003 additions for Fords smallest car. Focus comes as a 4-dr sedan, 4-dr wagon,... Read More
A second sport SVT variant and noise-reducing measures are 2003 additions for Fords smallest car. Focus comes as a 4-dr sedan, 4-dr wagon, or as hatchback with two or four doors. All have a 4-cyl engine with 110 hp in the entry-level LX and SE sedans, 170 hp in SVTs, and 130 in other models. SVTs are hatchbacks with a sport suspension and 17-inch wheels; for 03, a 4-dr model joins the existing 2-dr version. LX sedans, the ZX3, and SVTs come only with manual transmission, wagons only with automatic. Other models are available with either transmission. ABS is standard on the SVT, optional on other Focus models. Head-and-torso front side airbags are optional on all but the SVT. Traction control is optional for higher-line models, some of which also offer Fords AdvanceTrac antiskid system. Ford says increased sound-deadening measures make Focus quieter on the road. Newly available features include an MP3 player and heated front seats and mirrors. Other new options include high-intensity headlights for SVTs, a Cen Minimize
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51 Reviews from Epinions.com
Dec 9, 2003
A really nice small car
Pros: Utility, fun to drive, features for the money
Cons: No redline on tachometer, hard to find reverse on stick shift
A really nice effort for a small car - lots of features for the money, plus fun to drive and versatile. Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 11, 2006
LOVE the car! Fun to drive!
Pros: Fun to drive! comfortable seating, plenty of features for the price
Cons: cheaper plastic interior trim, visibility problems from the left side of the windshield
I recommend this car. It is fun to drive and won't hurt your pocket books! Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 2, 2003
It all just came into "Focus" :)
Pros: Attractive, roomy, good on gas.
Cons: None as of yet.
2003 Ford Focus. Couldn't select higher than 2002 in rating. Excellent car. You won't be sorry. Read More at Epinions.com
Sep 1, 2003
Sharp little fast car
Pros: Sharp steering, sharp suspension, sharp 6-speeds transaxle. Sharp little fast car.
Cons: Not very fuel efficient...but its not like I wasn't warned!
If you are into this kind of cars this is it. If you are not , try it. It will be a refreshing and electrifying change. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 22, 2003
Can I just say, I LOVE this car..
Pros: Gas mileage,im talking 360 on A ten gallon tank. Very roomy,price etc..
Cons: The windsheild seems to be prone to cracks..It breaks very easily.
Great car even for the fussy folks, Fun to drive and oh so smooth. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 23, 2005
2003 Ford Focus SVT
Pros: Subtle sport styling, performance for the price
Cons: low end power
LOVE IT! Take one for a test drive and you'll be a believer! Dependable, practical, affordable. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 22, 2005
lots of car for the money
Pros: fun to drive, quiet ride, quality interior, reliable
Cons: had to replace the factory 6 disc system
I'd buy another one in a second Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 16, 2003
Awesome Little Car
Pros: Exceptional power and handling with luxury car features.
Cons: Uphill power lags, limited passenger space, and storage space. Little to sacrifice.
Get this car if you want great power and handling from a "luxury" car. Let me know if you have a better car for under $9,500. Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 13, 2003
Does anyone need more?
Pros: Economy, fun to drive, MP3 player
Cons: rear seat needs to fold and split to make the most of its interior space
In reality as a daily vehicle, 90% of us need no more in a vehicle than the Focus has. Wholeheartedly recommended Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 31, 2003
I'm a Ford Girl and always will be :)
Pros: Just about Everything! :)
Cons: Small cup holders, snug fit with larger cups.
I recommend it. It's my first brand new car and I'm still happy with it. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 22, 2004
Spell Fun with an SVT Focus ZX5
Pros: handling transmission braking styling, I think. raspy exhaust note
Cons: gas mileage just a little more umph in the engine boring dash
If you are looking for something that will keep a smile on your face and not kill your wallet, then get it. Read More at Epinions.com