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2005 Ford Focus User Reviews

2005 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 72 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" 30 reviews
"ride" 30 reviews
"handling" 21 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
CONS
"power" 12 reviews
"interior" 7 reviews
"brakes" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"rattle" 3 reviews

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Peter writes:
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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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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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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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Dani writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SE Review
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3

Pros

It's quick and solid.

Cons

The antenna is busted and no tints in the back.

35

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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Jordan writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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5

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Speedy, Sound system

Cons

Color, interior

55

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

Pros

Everything!

Cons

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

65

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

Pros

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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Colin writes:
2005 Ford Focus Review
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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

65

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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4

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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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