The most common failure is the passenger side followed by the transmission mount and then the dogbone mount which is under the car. The clock no longer appears when the engine is off. Better but still not good enough. Her transmission is gorgeous and her 2. Access, rear seat room and trunk space belie the fact that this is a small sedan. Its a very smooth ride it has the performance I'm not used to in a little four cylinder. It's been an excellent beater.
Find out why the Ford Focus ranks as one of 2002's. We've spent enough time on slabs as well as sidewinders to know that the seats are long-haul comfortable as well as reasonably retentive in corners. Most other cars have tierods ball-joints replaced by now nd I drive on some rough roads in Lancaster ohio. I've only done regular maintenance. The t-stat failed one summer day driving in rush hour traffic in Phoenix Arizona.
Access, rear seat room and trunk space belie the fact that this is a small sedan. Ford is aware of this problem, but, refuses to do anything about it! Had thought it was the 2. The storage in the back of the vehicle is amazing for the size of this vehicle. Dislike the ignition sticking around 100k miles. Gas consumption is around 31 per gallon, and I think I could do better if I drove more conservatively. Last year I just lived with it and this year I am donating the car. No issues whatsoever with this vehicle.
This rental car had been driven 25,000 miles before we picked it up. The focus handled really well especially for Wisonsin winters. Perhaps a concession to an aging populace, perhaps just a good design idea. The handle requires equal amounts finesse and force. A friend of mine has one clocked at around 180k.
She traveled back and forth from Chicago to Beecher. The air conditioning clutch wore out down in Phoenix and I ended up replacing that myself. Our high-mileage 2003 car was. The thermostat housing is also made of plastic, they crack and leak as well. These features would have been useful now that I have married and expanded my family. So I wasn't out for all the luxury. The Focus manages to be both logical in its design as well as fun to drive.
Hertz is a good car-rental company. I smelled the powder but the airbag did not come out. Highway speeds it has decent passing power for a small 4cyl. I have now 63,000 miles on my vehicle and it is going strong. Steering locked, no electrical, no start - could not start, turn, or tow car.
Rust has taken it's toll. 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. The repair too two days to complete due to the driveshaft being stuck in the transmission. Unfortunately the resulting damage makes turning right problematic. 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.
I've had it for 3 years now and they are pretty solid cars; I haven't had any overbearing issues yet. Our Take on the 2003 Ford Focus The left front wheel was out of alignment. If it isn't out, it soon will be. My car has almost 320 thousand miles on it and still going strong. Back seat is tight for adults, but seats fold down making lots of cargo room. I have had the usual upkeep, and I do get my oil changed every 3,000 mile my husband gets on me if I don't. I'm buying a 2003 Ford Focus sedan from my grandmother.
I would recommend this vehicle to anyone. She is elderly and not driving any more. Grandparents also passed it down to me at 40k miles. I still cant believe it. My next one would be a 2.
Would love to have one with a 5spd, and the 2. Other than that they are great cars, I've owned 3 of them. . While stopped at a light, engine and all electrics shut off and would not restart. On a -15 F day, the check engine light came on because it was so cold.