2004 Ford Focus User Reviews

2004 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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  • 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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AJD0013 writes:
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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5

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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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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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Jeremiah writes:
2004 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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Excellent Handling.

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Shitty Acceleration and overall performance

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Avoid It Unless Its In Your Price Range. Thats What Happened Too Me. — The acceleration is piss poor. The braking is sub par with rear drum brakes, the handling is decent. The only thing that is nice is the steering. It is tight quick and snappy. The build quality feels low and its been almost a month and three things don't work, the window, wipers, and AC. Its interior is basic at best, the exterior isn't great and its not sharp. Its just a compact sedan. Gas mileage could be better. Its No better than a six cylinder of the same year. Maintenance appears to be cheap from Google results. Its not really fun to drive, but what automatic car is.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
2004 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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fun!

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its a ford

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The Good Ford Focus — The 04 ZTS had the 2.3l dura-tec engine which is the same as the mazda 3 engine and it was a quick little fun car. great to drive! Its better then the normal focus but get the SVT its better.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Stew1212 writes:
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Relaibility

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Nightmare to repair - the engine bay was designed by committe.e

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Not The Best But Good Value For Money. — Cheap to run, and decent performance. I have had no problems with this one so far and don't expect any. It's very practical and parts are easy to come by if you need them. I find the seats to be rock hard and there is no lumbar support so for long journeys its literally a pain in the you know what.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tyler writes:
2004 Ford Focus SE Review
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cheap quality car that gets me from a->b

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it has a straight 4 engine and no power

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No Comment Till I Get Real Car — this is a good little car but the problem is that its a little car but not as bad as other little eco cars. i also love the fact that its a ford and i still have that to be proud of.

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Kate writes:
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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compact

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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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Justin writes:
2004 Ford Focus SE Review
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perfect handling for its size

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very popular

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Love It! — accelerates good when running perfect, stops pretty quick too lol and turns on a dime!. built pretty good actually, nothing has fallen off just needs the typical maintenance. in my eyes, the car looks perfect. gas mileage is pretty good when it's stock. overall one of the funnest cars i have ever had.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bruce writes:
2004 Ford Focus SE Review
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Top reason to drive this car: fuel economy & reliability

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none I can think of unless if you want something fast.

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Great Car, Gets Me From Point A To Point B With No Stress. — Performance -Acceleration: decent for a 4 cylinder eco car. -Braking: smooth and precise -Handling: very sharp Build Quality -No repairs so far, no flaws either. Appearance -Comfy on the inside, simple on the outside Cost of ownership - Great on gas, gotta great warranty as well. Fun Factor -Great to cruise, not a sports car obviously. The best part is waiting for the gas to run out.

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Thomas writes:
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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great handling car.

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only bout 165 bhp....for now.

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All Around Solid. — 165 bhp -titanium exhaust system -Short throw shifter Solid body. Pushes flat through the corners. Small fords have always been known being very good performance wise. dirt cheap to own good on gas future plans included sport cup touring suspension and turbo

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2012 Ford Focus Reviews

Great First Car By lastmermaid92

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Loved The Car, But Transmission Was Problematic By Tedzinski

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2011 Ford Focus Reviews

Fun To Drive By mditty23

The SES model has some very nice features. What I like the best for winter driving is the heated mirrors, traction and stability control. would never be without them now. The gas mileage is excellent... Read More

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2010 Ford Focus Reviews

Very Good Do Not Have Any Second Thoughts About Buying It By jake_50

car is very practical for some one looking for a cheap car that will always start and get them to where they need to go with out having to cut back on styling or power. a very good all around car Read More

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