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Pros: Very good car for very little money.
Cons: Would be a much better car with a 6 speed auto.Looks good, comfortable & great mileage.
I Really Like This Car
Pros: 30-33 mpgs
Cons: Dealership experienceI drive beyween 100 to 300 miles each day that I work. The Ford Focus has exceeded my expectations. Great features, such as synk and leather seats offer comfort and practical applications.The car handles good and stops like a skateboard. I have 195000 miles and not a single problem.
Great price, Solid ride
Cons: road noiseMy Focus has a lot of extras that the other small cars could not match fr the price. Sync is great. Fuel mileage averages almost 34. Fun to drive.
Cons: cramped entryBetter car than I expcted when I bought it. Should have bought more equipment.
Pros: It doesn't look like a teenager's car
Cons: 1. lack of power 2. twitchy handling on turnpikeThis is a 2003 Mustang GT convertible, and after 7 years, I still like it. It is not particularly fast, nor does it handle all that well, but there is just something likable about it. It has been reliable across 72000 miles of driving. Other than regular maintenance, I've only replaced a clutch (and that was on warranty - pilot bearing went and they replaced whole clutch). It is slower than the Z28 I had, handles less well than my old corvette, but it keeps me from feeling like an old man when I drive it.
Pros: 15' wheels
Cons: Engine stopped while driving and then would not start.Engine stopped while driving. Would not start.Changed fuel pump. Drove 50mi Engine stopped while driving again. In shop as we speak. Dealer would not get me a loaner car the first day unless I would pay for it.The milage on the car is 2800mi.
NICE 03 ZX-3
Cons: Could use a little more powerBought it new, very dependable car. I have always liked it.Good build quality. Very comfortable, handles great. Quiet on the highway. Not overly powerful car but gas mileage is 32 mpg on the hwy. Mine is a 5-Speed and has a nice, tight shifter. Possibly the best car I ever owned.