2004 Ford Focus Overview

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Trims

LX
27 national listings
SE
Avg. Price: $5,241
SE Wagon
20 national listings
ZTS
Avg. Price: $4,707
ZTW Wagon
8 national listings
ZX3
Avg. Price: $4,955
ZX5
Avg. Price: $4,978

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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

Argoth
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What Is Wrong With My 2004 Ford Focus Hatchback? It Is Idling Roughly And S...

I just recengently changed the bank one O2 sensor, the Mass Air Flow sensor, all 4 spark plugs and wires, fuel filter and did an oil change. Still having issues. I also had it running fine yester...

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Mabarker
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2004 Ford Focus Sedan Gauges And Odometer Go Off And On When Car Is Parked ...

Gas and temp gauges plus odometer go off and on when 2004 Ford focus is parked and shut off. Battery goes dead if car isn't used for a few days. Has brand new battery

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Michael Sisco
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I Have Replaced The Possible Fuse But My Turn Signal Back Up Lights Still A...

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ka13n
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Are The Rear Brakes On A 04 Ford Focus Only For The Ebrake, Or Do They Cont...

I don't want to get rear drums and shoes if I don't have to.

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Cheryl Hosier
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My 04 Focus Lx Stalled While Inwas Waiting At A Light. It Tries To Start Bu...

The more I tried to start it the more my battery went dead. I have sparks in the plugs and gas in the fuel pump and filter. For some reason the gas isn't going to my engine

20 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)