2004 Ford Focus User Reviews

2004 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 44 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 20 reviews
"ride" 18 reviews
"handling" 15 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews

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Joshua writes:
2004 Ford Focus ZX5 Review
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everything

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auto transmission goes bad if driven on a express way alot

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The Ford Focus Zx5 — 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, maintenance is low) its defiantly a car to look at. I would recoment this car to anyone... i don't ever plan on getting rid of this car for a while

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Scott writes:
2004 Ford Focus Review
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fun to drive, good handling, looks great

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Very few, needs a little more power but thats just a personal opinion

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Focus — The ford focus is a very versatile car it can be anything you want it to be from an every day run around to a modded performance vehicle. Very good car overal, easy to mod, looks good, good handling front wheel drive car, needs a little more power but thats just a personal opinion and you can always get more power with a few mods ;)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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AJD0013 writes:
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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Handles great, excellent Recaro bucket seats.   Good gas mileage.  

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Small back seat

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Great Handling, Sporty Little Pocket Rocket — 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 have to ride in the back seat because it's too small for my 6'3" tall body. I've done the normal maintenance, brakes, oil changes, etc... Other than that the reliability has been great. I would recommend this car as it's a fun to drive, great handling, sporty little pocket rocket.

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Kate writes:
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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compact

Cons

power

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I Can't Believe I Drive This — it's small and compact. I love the hatchback and the 2doors. also i have a problem getting it to keep up. it is a piece of crap build wise. i gas mileage sucks, and it is fun to beat the crap out of

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeff writes:
2004 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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2

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Acceleration, Pickup

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Build Quality, Braking, Handling, Steering Wheel

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Good Engine, That's It — The Focus has good acceleration and pickup for a wagon, however I don't find much else to be good. The brake system is very abrupt, even for ABS. The trunk feels like a tin pan when you open and close it. Ample space in the trunk. The Focus handles like my Odyssey. The light and wiper controls are rather confusing. No adjustable steering wheel??

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Robert writes:
2004 Ford Focus LX Review
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4

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quick, comfy, fuel efficient

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none yet

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Focus — very good car, owned for 5 months and no problems, its quick, powerful, comfy, good mpg, looks pretty good, my first diesel and I wouldnt buy anything else but diesels from now on. a few more extras would be nice(electric mirrors, sat nav)

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FOCUSONIT_2 writes:
2004 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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5

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everything but the looks of it

Cons

the looks of the car

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A Lot Of Fun To Drive — 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 crazy about the looks of it but everything else is great! It is alot of fun to drive. I have the zts model and it has lots of get up and go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dan writes:
2004 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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4

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Affordability, Mileage, Duratec power, Sporty ride, Rear end looks

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Rear drum brakes, Front end looks, Weak head lights

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Ford Focus Zts 2.3l 4cyl 5speed — I searched for over 4 months for a car before I found the Focus. I looked at A4s, Mustangs, Lancers, Imprezas, and so on before I realized I didnt want to spend 12k on a car with 100k miles on it. I got this Focus for $7500 from a dealer. It had only 55k miles, the 2.3l engine, manual trans, leather, power everything, 6 disc, speed control, and decent tires. I have put on around 2000 miles on this car and so far no complaints. This is the first manual trans car I have owned and I will never buy an automatic again. Sitting in traffic is my only problem, having to shift every five seconds gets old. But when the lanes clear up there is nothing like dropping it in third and before I know it the speedo reads 90. The ride is sporty so even at 60 on a cloverleaf feels stable. However a small dip or pothole will cause the car to sway a bit. My first few tanks of gas gave me about 26-28 mpg mixed. Im pretty happy with that considering my lead foot. At certain angles this car looks awesome, the back half riding tall with the spoiler especially. I am not a fan of the front end with the short hood and mini grill. This is a small car so it is very easy to park and navigate through the city. Im 6'2'' but I have plenty of head and leg room. The trunk is huge! A full size cooler, my lacrosse gear, spare tire, toolbox, and there is still room. The Focus is a fun little car that packs a punch for half the price.

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James writes:
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5

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full leather trim, heated seats, ac, ew, alloys, cd player.

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could b quicker for a 1.8ltr.

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Good Practical Car But Still Got Style N Looks. — newest car ive had, its a 1.8ltr ghia, lovely to drive n can go when u want to put ur foot down! not a bad lookin car aswell for a 5 door family style car, with leather trim ac ew alloys n cd player.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nichole writes:
2004 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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I just bought this car and I love it!! Fuel economy is awesome and handles great. I have always had 5-speed so acceleration is always good but this one has spunk!

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My stereo doesn't work but that's an easy fix

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Very Fun To Drive! — I have only had it for a short while but I love every inch of it so far. Gas mileage is great and plenty of "get up and go" for a 4 cylinder. I sold my saturn and bought this I like the sporty look of this one better.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1998 Ford Focus Reviews

Best Car In The World!!!! By Robert

perfmance is very good for a 1.8 great handling great fun drive braking is good it not to bad on fuel economy cheap for parts i would say it is a allrtound great car not had much wrong with it. Read More

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1999 Ford Focus Reviews

Perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! By Robert

its very powerful has drilled and grooved discs all round for excellent braking handles like a dream havnt had to repair anything on it yet has great looks a bit thirsty but is a 2.0 with power mods c... Read More

Great Car For Driving, Not As Much For Owning By Kamil

Surprisingly great performance and pleasure of driving; it's a perfect handling car and provides lots of power, although costs of maintenance (Diesel engine equipment) are very high and unevitable. It... Read More

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2000 Ford Focus Reviews

Great Car, Owned It For 8 Years And Never Left Me Stranded By Toletgo1234

Car has 233,000 miles + and seems to still be running great, has had a small loss in power but nothing to fret over. Have ran the crap out of this vehicle and it has treated me well. Great car And wou... Read More

Love The Car, Overall I Never Have Regret Purchasing The Vehicle By Toletgo1234

i like the price, they are fairly cheap. Cheap on gas, and cheap to insure and register. The vehicle has a fair amount of space for smaller needs. Dislike the electrical problems and wheel bearing pro... Read More

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2001 Ford Focus Reviews

Sohc Engine Is Junk And Should Have Been Recalled By Toletgo1234

Had no way to know anything was happening, it sputtered and blew up, not something i had expected to have happen, and the automatic transmission shift solenoids go out frequently. No hope for these ve... Read More

Fun To Drive. By Ian

Very fun car to drive with excellent braking and handling and can fit a family of five. It accelerate smoothly and very good and the gas. If you like to work on cars yourself this car is great to perf... Read More

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2002 Ford Focus Reviews

Great Commuter By mjte43

Overall, a great inexpensive car to own and operate, just turned 163000 miles and it keeps on going. Not bad for 2 adults, but it struggles with 4 people inside. Great gas mileage, I average approxima... Read More

'02 Zx3 Hatchback By SirPerseus

Good over all, my car has problems that need to be fixed so i cant complain until i fix the problems and then judge. the Car length is nice and small so you are able to fit into tighter spaces. The ca... Read More

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