2004 Ford Focus Overview

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Trims

LX
50 national listings
SE
Avg. Price: $5,560
SE Wagon
Avg. Price: $5,362
ZTS
Avg. Price: $5,097
ZTW Wagon
16 national listings
ZX3
44 national listings
ZX5
Avg. Price: $5,538

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Average User Score

4.15 stars

Based on 44 reviews

Great Handling, Sporty Little Pocket Rocket by AJD0013
 — I've owned this car for over 7 years. I'm still impressed with the comfort of the Recaro seats and the handling. It still has a contemporary look despite being 10 years old. Fortunately I don't hav... Read More
The Ford Focus Zx5 by Joshua
 — I own a CD Silver 2004 Ford Focus ZX5 2.3 liter Duratec.. its a great car.. built very well. its performance is great fro being a 4 cyl car.. it doesn't cost much to own it (gas, price of the car, mai... Read More
A Lot Of Fun To Drive by FOCUSONIT_2
 — I bought my focus brand new in 04 and I love it! I have almost 200000 miles on it and it still runs like the day I bought it. It handles great in snow. I love the fact that it is easy on gas. Not craz... Read More

2004 Ford Focus Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 44 reviews

2004 Ford Focus

The 2004 Ford Focus continued to appeal to bargain hunters looking for low-priced family transportation.  Variety was the name of the game for this cornerstone line, which targeted first-time buyers.  Trims and body styles available were the LX four-door sedan, the SE four-door sedan and four-door compact wagon, and the performance-enhanced Z-line, featuring the two-door ZX3 and four-door ZX5 hatchbacks, four-door ZTS sedan, and four-door ZTW wagon.  

Power was not the main selling point of the 04 Ford Focus.  The LX and SE trims had a four-cylinder, 2.0 liter, 110 horsepower Zetec engine; the Z models featured an overhead-cam version of the Zetec with a 130-horsepower output.  Also available as an option (standard in California, Massachusetts, and New York) was a 2.3 liter PZEV engine with an output of 145 horsepower.

PZEV (Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle) design, launched on a limited basis in the 2003 model year, represented an innovative effort by Ford to address upcoming changes in state and federal emissions standards.  The PZEV engine reduced evaporative emissions, and brought the catalytic converter closer to the engine for increased efficiency.  In addition to the environmental benefits, the PZEV engine offered improved gas mileage—up to 38 mpg highway.

Fuel economy was a strength of all the 2004 Focus models, with mileage ratings ranging from a low of 24 mpg city to a high of 38 mpg highway.  The Focus offered a range of roadworthy, affordable compact cars with roomy interiors, ample cargo space, and nimble handling, and buyers flocked to the line.  Perhaps the best news for drivers (and for Ford) was that the nagging quality problems of the recall-prone Focus seemed finally to have been ironed out by the 2004 model year.

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Ford Focus Questions

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When Does The Timing Belt Need To Be Replaced On 2004 Focus Sedan?

I have a manual, but don't see when the timing belt should be replaced. One dealer told me 65,000; another told me 90,000. Does anyone know what it should be?

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reservoirdog
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What If Fuel Switch Needed To Be Reset Or What Symptons Do You Have

when does the reset on fuel switch be used

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chriss9470
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After The Blower On My 2004 Focus Has Been On For A Few Minutes The Fan Wil...

11 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
cross23
25

My Ztw Has A Lifetime Air Filter. How Does It Keep From Clogging?

I'm curious about how an air filter can last the life of a car without maintenance.

1,837 views with 4 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Sue Mcpherson
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Why Is My Airbag Light Staying On When There Is No Fault

why is my airbag light staying on when the computor say theres no fault

196 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)