2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Zetec from North America
Not a car you want to buy
Water pump (twice).
Head gasket leak.
Oil pan leak.
Rear wheel bearings.
Battery went out twice.
Broken seat levers.
So far... it hasn't even been a year -__-
This car is an OK looking hatchback. I got mine in November of 2015. It's September 2016 now.
Something you might want to consider is that the car is slow. Very... slow. Mine goes 0-60 in 19s. With a proper launch maybe 15s.
Gas mileage is really good. You can fill this thing up with 20 bucks. My problem is that the car is only about 8000 miles in and all these things have gone bad. I don't recommend this car to anyone, unless you just really need a car with good gas mileage; other than that, I don't like it.
Engine sounds pretty cool though...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th September, 2016
14th Sep 2016, 12:33
Used Car Buying 101: when you buy an older, high mileage car, expect to have to have to do repairs that a new or late model low mileage car would not require.
And you're not "8000 miles in", you're 134,000 miles in LOL.
14th Sep 2016, 15:15
Amazing. The first owner may have glowing remarks during their ownership. Even with that someone with over zealous maintenance could get remarkable results from a new vehicle deemed trouble prone and one to avoid. Lack of maintenance is never really addressed through a single car review. Best to read several.
Lastly, some love cheap. That's great, but is it really fun on a trip to drive and own. Some ride and bounce. Poor sound deadening. Boring to own. To me that's time to step up and have better quality of life. That's the mark of true value with new ownership.