2005 Ford Focus User Reviews

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Dani writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SE Review
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3

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It's quick and solid.

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The antenna is busted and no tints in the back.

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I Don't Like Ford, But I Like My Focus. — Clean look cars, pick up pretty quickly. Good gas mileage. Bad upholstery. One I got it wet via a bathing suit, it stained my seats. Oh and there is no way to pull the back seats down from the backseat. You have to go through the trunk. It's really annoying.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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

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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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Colin writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST Review
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4

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Handling!

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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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Peter writes:
2005 Ford Focus Review
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4

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Handling - feels very secure on twisty roads.

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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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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.

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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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Colin writes:
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4

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A bog stock Focus estate could never be described as awesome, it does the job.

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The fact that I got the version of the radio without bluetooth

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Focus - A Few Months In. — Performs better than the car it replaced, but that was getting a bit tired. Great MPG, averaging 49 overall and so far nothing has fallen off. Does exactly what is required. For the money (cheap) I've been happy all the way.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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physix101 writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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A great all around family car. Good body and runs great.

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Suspension needs work and there's a problem with the wiper/washer blowing fuses. I'm constantly changing turn and brake signal bulbs in this car.

physix101
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Not A Sexy Car, But Certainly Great For A Family Vehicle. — This car has been our mainstay vehicle for local driving. Great for city driving and quite reliable. Turns on a dime. Maintenence issues have been with minor things. My wife loves the trunk capacity since it fits her massage table. The body still looks great.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Aaron writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 S Review
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5

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serious clean design
domestic
cheap
fun

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tachometer missing
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Cheap, Reliable And Fun — very fun, reliable and cheap car. pretty sporty considering its entry class level and fun to look at. serious exterior design, and pretty basic interior. seats are good but it does get somewhat uncomfortable after some hours driving. engine performs superb and its very efficient. suspension is way too soft, under sporty driving conditions understeer is unacceptable. brakes are good, but fade quickly and have to be replaced every now and then. steering is precise and keeps you connected to road surface roughness. while responding well to sudden changes. (except for suspension)

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