2004 Ford Focus Overview

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Trims

LX
Avg. Price: $5,102
SE
80 national listings
SE Wagon
19 national listings
ZTS
Avg. Price: $5,139
ZTW Wagon
Avg. Price: $5,393
ZX3
Avg. Price: $4,779
ZX5
Avg. Price: $5,242

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4.15 stars

Based on 45 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

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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

madtam
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Does Dealerships Purchase Vehicles That Have Back Reg Fees? Vehicles Not Cu...

I HAD RECENTLY PURCHASED A FORD FOCUS AND WAS TOLD IT WAS PNP, COME TO FIND OUT OVER 700.00 IN REG FEES ARE DUE, DO DEALERSHIPS TAKE TRADE IN OR DO ANYTHING WITH VEHICLES NOT CURRENTLY REGISTERED?

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gettingthere
0

Rusted Rear Alignment '04 Focus - Options?

Dealer told me rear alignment too rusted to do. Said car would probably last a few years. I wonder if there are reasonable fixes?

18 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
outkast1
0

What Other Engine Can I Use To Replace My 2.0 Sohc For My 2000 Focus

390 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
tkdfish
30

Car Feels Loose In Rear End When Driving Over Bumps

When driving on road car feels loose in rear end,whole body rolls. it feels like the rear end is going to wash out.

701 views with 9 answers (last answer 2 years ago)
stephgas
5

Is Ther A Website I Can Go To That Would Have Manuals And Or Diagrams I Can...

Am unable to locate the lowside or suctionside service port to check freon and or charge the a/c system.

235 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)