2004 Ford Focus Overview

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Trims

LX
53 national listings
SE
Avg. Price: $5,207
SE Wagon
27 national listings
ZTS
Avg. Price: $5,090
ZTW Wagon
18 national listings
ZX3
Avg. Price: $5,462
ZX5
Avg. Price: $5,635

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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

Marcus Burruel
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Car Will Not Stay On If I Dissconnect The Battery

I replaced the alternater, and when i dissconnect the battery the engine shut off

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Whenever We Turn The Steering Wheel Right, There Is A Groaning/rubbing Soun...

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I Have A Ford Focus C Max 04 And The Indication Ligt For Airbag Is Not Ligh...

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Ford Focus Zts 2.3l With Auto Transmission

My son has a 04 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L with 90000 miles on it that the automatic transmission started going out two days after he bought it. We are trying to figure out for sure if it is something mechan...

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Cindy Wilson
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Transmission In Manual Low Neutrals Out

i rebuilt tranmission due to overdrive went out now it won tmove in manual low and sitting using diagnostics it shows 2nd and 4th as neutral only code is p0108

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