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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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.

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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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Rob writes:
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5

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Reliable

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no real complains, had to replace a throttle body, no big deal

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A Tough Little Car — I was looking for something a little better on gas than a mini van and I found it. Great little car and it was cheap to run and for repairs ( which was minable). It was a wagon so it was a little more roomier than a sedan which was very useful.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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zynxacrop writes:
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Great looking car.  Easy to fix and cost effective to own.

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Small car wit a bit of a noisy interior sound when driving

zynxacrop
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Very Worthy Car At Cost, Handling, And Durability. — The limited times I have driven it yet were a joy. I have made small fixes with this car and it runs like a dream. It's very low maintenance cost car which is also easy to fix even for the average car owner capabilities.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matthew writes:
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Its not a bad car over all, very reliable, 29 MPG over all

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Its a base model car so there isnt much to it

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A Cheap Reliable Car Thats Ok All Around. — It gets ok gas mileage, its needs a few things done to it to be a better car but its been very reliable to me and i love it for that. It is a base model car so there is not much on the car to brake. Its performance for a commuting car is very nice i think.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tom writes:
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Great gas mileage, lots of cargo space, very reliable, it's the perfect camping car.

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Lacks headrests in the back seat.

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A Winner! — The Ford Focus Wagon has been a great car for me. I've successfully transported 3 kayaks and 4 bikes on camping trips. This car has good pick up, is responsive, and is fun to drive. A/C is ice cold!

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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rb1728 writes:
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Fuel mileage, looks, handling.

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n/a

rb1728
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Fun Car — My 05 Focus hasn't given me a single problem. With the 5 speed manual transmission, it is fun to drive. My other cars are Ford Mustangs which really turn heads, but my Focus gets just as many compliments. Fun car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mcmarth writes:
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I love my basic, almost pimitively appointed 2005 Focus ZX3. I've run up and down the mountains in Colorado that is mostly only done by 4WD. I coasted down Pikes Peak in first gear and never even tapped my brakes. I've put plastic over the carpet and hauled 1/2 CU topsoil in the back. It's like a high MPG truck/mountain car for me.

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the seats are not comfortable for long distance driving. If I really wanted to, I would go find a fully loaded focus in a salvage place and change out the seats. And add cruise control.

mcmarth
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My Focus — I don't write forty words about much of anything. But I will try. I love my focus. It has met all my needs for an economical, high mileage fun auto. When I have to get a new auto it will be a focus.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Chad writes:
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3

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Gas Milage and storage space are great!

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Not much for leg room in back.

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05 Focus Wagon-a Nice Runner With Space For A Few Adventures — The 05 Focus Wagon SES is a good runner which features a hatchback and carrying rack on top making it a nice low cost high gas milage vehicle for short trip adventures. While it doesn't boast much for leg room in back it does have ample front let room. SES comes standard with leather steering wheel and shift cover and 5 disc in dash CD player. A nice car for a modest budget!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mcmillen67 writes:
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Decent handling, gas mileage and looks. Generally a good car

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Alternator takes an act of congress to replace and if extremely costly

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Decent Car But Replacement Of Common Bad Items Is Difficult And Costly — I bought my focus new in Ohio when I returned from Iraq in 2004 in the summer. It drove me to California, no problems, then made the trip to Texas a few yrs. later. The main issues I have had are the driver side door power mech went bad (dealer replaced, luckily still under warranty) And most recently, alternator went out. This is placed in such a diabolical position in the car that you must remove and move things you normally never would, and disconnect all the motor/tranny mounts and move it forward just to get the thing out. To boot, the replacement alternators are very expensive. If nothing breaks, this is a good car, but if something does, it will make you wish you had bout something else

Primary Use: Family transportation

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