2005 Ford Focus User Reviews

2005 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 75 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
"ride" 32 reviews
"fuel economy" 32 reviews
"handling" 21 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
CONS
"power" 12 reviews
"interior" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"brakes" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews

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Peter writes:
2005 Ford Focus Review
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4

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Handling - feels very secure on twisty roads.

Cons

Firm ride in town, noisy at high speed

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Great Practical Small Car Thats Cheap To Run And Great To Drive. — Performance is adequate - 3rd gear is quite tall and, therefore, useful on twisty roads with short straight sections. Brakes are good - not too sharp - but easy to modulate in heavy traffic. Handling is very good - low speed ride is unsettled. Very reliable and tough, but some unexplained noises have developed - either suspension or steering. Styling hasn't dated - very distinctive. Interior quality has been surpassed by more modern designs, but controls are simple to use. Seat comfort could be better. It has been very cheap to run in terms of servicing and repairs, 42mpg economy out of town. Overall, good fun to drive but too much road noise.

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Jordan writes:
2005 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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4

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Fun to drive, Speedy, Stock sound system

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Color, Interior

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Sporty — Sporty It's got a pretty good handling system on it. Pretty happy with the sound system for stock. I really enjoy driving it for the sake of it keeping up with my shifting, braking, and turns. I like the exterior looks, but would rather have a nicer color such as black or white. I however do not like the interior that Ford decided to go with, they could have gone sportier. I like the mileage it gets and the maintnance is simple! All in all a great car.

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Colin writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST Review
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4

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Handling!

Cons

Ride quality (if you care)

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Get It If You Like Driving — Excellent handling and brakes Excellent stereo (Audiophile system) Engine note gets a little tiresome Love the seats Almost as quick as the SVT but can run on regular gas Looks like a regular Focus- this can be good or bad depending on your point of view

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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burke1515 writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 S Review
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5

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great on gas, fun to drive

Cons

noisy on highway

burke1515
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2005 Ford Focus Zx5 S — I loved to the look of this car, its small enough to street park and big enough to fit five. Its been great on gas and hasn't ever given me any major issues. This car will be missed! I hope I can find it a good home.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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5

Pros

Simple, efficient, comfortable, yet high-tech

Cons

acceleraction

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Great Car From Here To There, But Also Fun To Go Anywhere — Performance - slow accel, great braking and handling Quality - Top notch, well-built Appearance - Ergonomic, simple, easy to use, plain yet perfect, INCREDIBLE HEADROOM Cost of ownership - great gas mileage, no maintenance issues yet Fun Factor - Amazingly fun to drive, blast some tunes, feel comfortable!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jordan writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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5

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Speedy, Sound system

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Color, interior

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Sporty — It's got a pretty good handling system on it. Pretty happy with the sound system for stock. I really enjoy driving it for the sake of it keeping up with my shifting, braking, and turns. I like the exterior looks, but would rather have a nicer color such as black or white. I however do not like the interior that Ford decided to go with, they could have gone sportier. I like the mileage it gets and the maintnance is simple! All in all a great car.

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Brandon writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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5

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Everything!

Cons

this car gets no street cred, which i bad news if your trying to customize

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Ford Focus — Stock performance is good, but thanks to the aftermarket you cant believe the potential these cars have. The focus is everything you need in this day and age. The car gets great gas mileage, it is fun to drive, you can fit all your friends in it. I am currently in the process of personalizing my focus. I love my Focus!

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Maritza writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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5

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If you press the gas hard enough it flies.

Cons

It is a salvaged car so it has problems here and there.

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My Car Is My Life — It's Black and runs great. It also is a four cylinder car so it doesn't waste so much gas.

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bavacek writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SES Review
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3

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Great gas mileage and very few problems engine wise.  The car is so quite when going over 60 mph.

Cons

Two accidents, one almost totaling the car.

bavacek
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Great On Gas — A little uncomfortable while driving long distances, but I also have a bad back. With the gas mileage being so great I did not have much to complain about. I owned this car for three years and have not had much trouble with the engine.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cinthia88 writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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5

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Great cute car, very economical

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two door car

Cinthia88
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Long Distance Driver. — I just loved the experience of driving it, very fun car. Never left me stranded or anything and runs smoothly.I just wish it had 4 doors, other than that perfect car, fits many things in the back. Gas wise its very economical I saved lots of money on gas driving this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Ford Focus Reviews

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2011 Ford Focus Reviews

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