Interior Design and Special Features The Focus is roomy for its class, offering generous accommodations for its front and rear passengers. Interior quality and pronounced road noise mar this otherwise capable package though. My mechanic fashioned a little rubber umbrella over it to prevent that yet the rough ride continued. New colors for the exterior brighten up the color palette, and the interior is freshened with two new fabric trims. Wish the reliability was better though. Did I mention I like my wagon? Torque rpm 4,500 Payload 924 lbs. In the 7 years I have owned the car I have added 120,000 miles for a total of just over 180,000 miles on the original equipment.
Where I live, everything is a long-distance commute. . At my age, I will need a car that allows Halogen or other illumination. Factors that will affect your rate include your age, marital status, credit history, driving record, and the garaging address of your vehicle. Last year I just lived with it and this year I am donating the car. The steering system is surprisingly quick, fluid and responsive, always providing plenty of feedback from the road surface. Died again today, new alternator and all and is sitting in the shop again.
And free is good, right? I have owned this car less than a year. When I was finally able to drive it was out of warranty and the mpg had gone from 28-32 mpg down to 20-22 mpg. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. If you have any questions. This rental car had been driven 25,000 miles before we picked it up. Good gas mileage 25 city and 31 hwy, and I drive it hard.
Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. Our Take on the 2003 Ford Focus The left front wheel was out of alignment. Both radios output soft to loud static depending upon throttle position. Some people, I am certain, will think I am certifiably insane. For the five door hatchback, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, front reading lights and a center console are available when you step up to the comfort trim level from the base level.
While this information is specific to vehicle make, model, model year and body type, your personal information is not taken into consideration and could greatly alter the actual premium quoted by an insurer. She runs and drives like a champ. Hertz is a good car-rental company. Honda had them but finding auto trans were difficult-that's a different section. But this is an economy car, not an F-18 fighter jet, and while I may yet wish for many gauges and a Heads-Up-Display with Infrared to see through snow, I am aware of the reality that you get what you pay for; with that in mind, I like my Focus.
The repair too two days to complete due to the driveshaft being stuck in the transmission. My Blower stopped working cuz water got inside it, I can never imagine how that happened. I was hospitalized and when I got it back it was driven for me. The four-wheel fully independent suspension allows for noticeable body roll while cornering, but the Focus stays planted and inspires confidence. Later, we checked its vehicle identification number and manufacture date. Given my propensity for clocking what many would call excessive miles per year, it is only understandable I have had a higher maintenance cost.
If you'd be so kind as to whitelist our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content. Noisy car with practically no sound insulation, although it comes with a good sound system. Needed to take to specialty shop to diagnose. This European-developed car offers ride comfort and agility on par with respectable sport sedans. Overall, I really got my money back with this car in spite of this problem. Unfortunately the resulting damage makes turning right problematic. Our high-mileage 2003 car was.
And thanks for reading Autoblog. One failed after a year. It passes, well, the factory radio has a great antenna, important in rural mn. They ship them for resale. A four-speed automatic is optional.
There are only 59000 miles on it. They checked everything and the car doesn't need a tune up so they are still flummoxed as to why it is running so rough. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. Driving Impressions Regardless of trim, the 2003 Ford Focus offers a smooth ride quality and above-average handling ability. Despite its growing popularity amongst automotive enthusiasts, the Focus has yet to gain a foothold in automotive media--till now! Convenience Features Driver vanity mirror Rear beverage holders Passenger door bin Front beverage holders Passenger.
Each year for the last 3 years the air conditioning would not work. The Focus manages to be both logical in its design as well as fun to drive. Ford is aware of this problem, but, refuses to do anything about it! And it just broke 100,000 miles on it. New colors for the exterior brighten up the color palette, and the interior is freshened with two new fabric trims. It seems like every time I turn around something needs to be done repair wise. As a small, independent dealership, Auto Star Inc. The agency asserts that drivers who change their engine oil every 3000 miles are wasting money and resources, and also causing environmental damage.