It's not as quiet as I would like inside and I had to have a bit of transmission work done, but the warranty covered that problem. Good car-rental companies don't keep high-mileage cars. Although still recognisable as a Focus, the new car uses styling features from the abandoned B-Proposal for the original Focus which never reached production. It came with a 2. The team successfully defended the manufacturers' title in the.
Access, rear seat room and trunk space belie the fact that this is a small sedan. Power is sent exclusively to the front wheels through a Ford 8F24 8-speed automatic transmission. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. But we looked at the odometer. Driving Impressions Regardless of trim, the 2003 Ford Focus offers a smooth ride quality and above-average handling ability. I have driven this car every where. Ford Focus Sedan first generation Ford of Europe introduced the Focus in 1998 to the European market as a replacement for the.
Every other focus owner ive talked to hates this car too. Ford began sales of the Focus to Europe in July 1998 and in North America during 1999 for the 2000 model year. A four-speed automatic is optional. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557544227462 ; listingsSearchManager. If it isn't out, it soon will be. Interior Design and Special Features The Focus is roomy for its class, offering generous accommodations for its front and rear passengers. I was pleasantly surprised at how well this car can corner.
New colors for the exterior brighten up the color palette, and the interior is freshened with two new fabric trims. The car still run as good as when I drove it off the dealer ship. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. Archived from on September 2, 2011. The Focus that raced in the 2014 was powered by a 5. I havent even had the car for 4 years and I have had to get a new alternator, spark plugs, coolant resivor, vacuum pump, two thermostats, a plastic piece that connects my coolant resivor to my radiator, and two window pullys that broke. Recently I had to replace the alternator, otherwise besides routine maintenace it has been a fantastic reliable vehicle I couldn't be happier.
A two-door coupé-cabriolet with a was added to the line-up in 2007. Last year I just lived with it and this year I am donating the car. So I wasn't out for all the luxury. It falls behind the Civic and Corolla in terms of refinement and reliability, but the 2003 Ford Focus is still worth considering for a fun and functional small car. Since debuting at the 2007 , the restyled 2008—2011 generation was available as a two-door and four-door ; the and were discontinued.
Archived from on January 17, 2014. Now, it doesn't have the power of my powerhouse V-8's, but for a 4 cylinder, it really moves. It seems like every time I turn around something needs to be done repair wise. These features would have been useful now that I have married and expanded my family. It now has 225,000 and 8 years later. Both cars had engines, built by the Next Generation Touring Car engine rules. Major changes included a new bonnet with more creases, the removal of all mouldings along the doors and sides, new sculpted pull back headlights, and the big trapezoidal lower grille.
Most other cars have tierods ball-joints replaced by now nd I drive on some rough roads in Lancaster ohio. The Focus now aligns with the rest of the Ford line-up. However, I never expected to like it this much. The Focus Mk 2 is larger and considerably heavier than its predecessor: it has a 25 mm 0. The dealer knew which car we specifically wanted to drive and had it ready. But its a good car i'll drive it into the ground then ill fix it to drive it another 100k. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter.
This new member of the Focus group for 2002 may be the coolest one yet. Many industry insiders view cars like the Focus as 'compliance cars' because of their role in helping to bring up the to meet current fuel-economy standards. The car was very clean and well kept. I put low profile tires during the summer and it cruises and hugs the corners. I was hospitalized and when I got it back it was driven for me.
Archived from on February 11, 2012. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. The way this car handles is superb. The Focus was released in July 1998 in Europe, succeeding the , and replaced the -derived in Asia and Oceania along with the Laser-based. The clock no longer appears when the engine is off. The four-wheel fully independent suspension allows for noticeable body roll while cornering, but the Focus stays planted and inspires confidence. As a result, the interior and boot space have increased.
While stopped at a light, engine and all electrics shut off and would not restart. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Two new trim levels increase the breadth of prices for Ford's economy car; a base trim for the three door hatchback renders air conditioning optional and only comes with a manual transmission. The basic suspension design, which contributed much to the Mk 1's success, was carried over largely unchanged from its predecessor. Now it has 172000 on it. The Focus manages to be both logical in its design as well as fun to drive.