I For a car that i only had to pay 500 For its paying for itself and i love how the stereo rattles when you turn up the volume to loud. Other than regular oil changes, fuel filters, air filter, struts and an alternator -- all normal wear and tear items - I have experienced no unexpected hard part failures. . This European-developed car offers ride comfort and agility on par with respectable sport sedans. I smelled the powder but the airbag did not come out. Ford is aware of this problem, but, refuses to do anything about it! Given my propensity for clocking what many would call excessive miles per year, it is only understandable I have had a higher maintenance cost.
These qualities, plus a wide variety of configurations, have made the Focus the best small car from a domestic manufacturer. For example, in October 2015, I changed the timing belt at just under 120K. It now has 225,000 and 8 years later. New colors for the exterior brighten up the color palette, and the interior is freshened with two new fabric trims. First fill got 27 mpg.
I have not had a single problem with my vehicle as far as engine trouble. 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. And it just broke 100,000 miles on it. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. While stopped at a light, engine and all electrics shut off and would not restart. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter.
Interior Design and Special Features The Focus is roomy for its class, offering generous accommodations for its front and rear passengers. Minor issue at this point. Could be related to a stabilizer bar mechanic installed 2 months ago in my opinion. I was hospitalized and when I got it back it was driven for me. The car still run as good as when I drove it off the dealer ship. So I wasn't out for all the luxury. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter.
InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. At the time I wasn't looking for anything flashy just something affordable for a single mother and one child to get me from A to B. So far I replaced motor mount , put new front brakes and 2 new front tires. Unfortunately the resulting damage makes turning right problematic. The handle requires equal amounts finesse and force.
They ship them for resale. Local garage drilled and replaced ignition cylinder - could not program key. My car has almost 320 thousand miles on it and still going strong. I would not recommend a 2003 ford focus unless they know 150% that they would never get into an accident. But its a good car i'll drive it into the ground then ill fix it to drive it another 100k.
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. Gas consumption is around 31 per gallon, and I think I could do better if I drove more conservatively. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. Some people, I am certain, will think I am certifiably insane. Discovered after Idle Contr Motor fixed. Last year I just lived with it and this year I am donating the car.
Both radios output soft to loud static depending upon throttle position. I still cant believe it. The only thing i have replaced is tires and brakes. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter.