2004 Ford Focus User Reviews

2004 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 43 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 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 19 reviews
"ride" 17 reviews
"handling" 14 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"reliable car" 5 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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5

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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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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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FOCUSONIT_2 writes:
2004 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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5

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everything but the looks of it

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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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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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Natalie writes:
2004 Ford Focus LX Review
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5

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everything

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petrol costs!

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Ford Focus Lx — Love how safe I feel in it, has great acceleration and handles really well. Comfortable to drive, and has room for all the family we are hoping to have! Reasonably priced and economical car to own, only owned a month, but when Air con was not working Allen Ford sorted it straight away.

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Jon writes:
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 Review
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4

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everything

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its bright yellow but i kinda liek thst to so

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Great Car — realy nice car great accleration ( with the 5 speed) handling is great the stle of tha car is realy neat like the roomieness of the in side but all around its just a realy fun car to drive an ride in an if u dont like my car then thats to bad

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Nichole writes:
2004 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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5

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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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Stew1212 writes:
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4

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Relaibility

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

Stew1212
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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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4

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cheap quality car that gets me from a->b

Cons

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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Justin writes:
2004 Ford Focus SE Review
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4

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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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2012 Ford Focus Reviews

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