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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Philip writes:
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4

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Superb handling.

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Why are they still using the key to open the bonnet? Annoying!

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Great Family Car. — Great handling car,loads of grip even in the wet.Very reliable,cheap running costs although the Mpg isn`t as good as i hoped.I bit slow in low gears but fine on the motorways.I`d buy another more powerfull version.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Atila writes:
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Great car

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nothing

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One Of The Best Cars I Have Had — Great car all round, not realy a family car especially for long journeys as the back seat doesn't provide much movements for small adults and upwards. Never had a problem with it. its a very reliable car. I did at one stage have a consern about the breaks. In the mornings the breaks would grind as if metal on metal however I heard this is normal and the grinding cleared after a few kilometers.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jamz writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SES Review
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5

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Love it.  

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I hate nothing.  

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Want An Absolute Excellent All Round Car? Look No Further Than A Focus!!!!! — I have a Focus. My wife has a Focus. My mom has a Focus. My mother in law has a Focus. My sister in law has a Focus. And lots of my friends have a Focus. Great car would recomend to anyone. Cept when you have two kids and you're 6'4". Get kicked a lot :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Koen writes:
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3

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nice performance and sound of the engine when you pull up

Cons

bad aquaplanning

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Top Sportscar For Family Fun — ford focus 18tds sportspack 115 pk nice acceleration nice sound of the engine topspeed 215 km/h only unsafe by aquaplanning when driving on the highroad 160 km/h easy acceleration to 200 km/heven the interieur is great looking

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

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scooterbug81 writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SES Review
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Fuel economy, handles well.

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Suspension is cheap: sway bar and links, suspension knuckle, control arm, ball joints. Replace and WELD

scooterbug81
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Great Car Overall, Has Potential But Lacks The Engineering. Very Modifiable. — Fuel economy: Great! Handling: Above average; with suspension mods and Dunlop SP60's (passenger tire with an aggressive tread) I drive a lot of dirt roads ;) Power... ok. Surprised me the first couple times I punched it in bottom of 2nd. Ball joints are DANGEROUS! Tac weld some washers on top of them if you don't like trees, ditches, etc. 4 door model is decently roomy for 2 average sized people on a camping/whitewater kayaking trip. It's fun to drive, especially on back roads in the mountains.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Daniel writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SES Review
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xm radio

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fuel economy

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Good Car — performance good, braking good, good quality, fun to drive, nice handling, the SES version is the best the version, the reason: radio on steering and traction control, for the winter driving. The ABS works very welll too. i'll recommand it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robert writes:
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fuel economy

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none what so ever

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Buy One.......or Two — theres nothing bad about this car.it gets great fuel mileage (30-45) when driven conservatively.at 70 it gets 35-37.its a great car to commute with i usually get 400-450 from 3/4 of a tank of gas (i never run past a 1/4 tank).it has excellent power adn lots of reserve for when you need to pass on those long 2 lane highways (138).

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Ayyas Capulcu Burak writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SE Review
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its very quick car

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quality

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Still I Love My Car — I loved it.Gas saver.quick.comfy.I recommend evryone..its also cheap.very fun to drive.its really good for teenagers.I want to keep this one for sun.who knows maybe he is not going to like this.so if anyone wants to have nice and cheap car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Aaron writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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It runs fine

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The Doors handles are bad

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Good Backup Car — I got this car as a backup for when my regular vehicles are broken down, the car had been wrecked priore to my owning it so I knew would have some isues befor I bought it. Overall the car has been good to me. The main complaint I have is that the door handles are complete junk and are always braking.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dinos writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SES Review
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top of its class as far as driving fast is concerned

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no rear disk brakes

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Love It ! — above average performance in all aspects(122 bhp-6500rpm 0-100km/h: 10.5 top speed: 210 km/h or 130 mph), great quality,low noise level at normal speeds, very few repairs (within logical mileage), stylish but not very fancy either, "thirsty" if driven fast, too fun to drive - the best on that pricetag if you ask me- always predictable though, whenever I'm in my focus no matter where I go I always want to drive it as fast as I can! because this is the way cars like this should be driven... I know there are much faster and much better cars than mine, I overtake them often LOL

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

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2013 Ford Focus Reviews

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2012 Ford Focus Reviews

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2011 Ford Focus Reviews

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2010 Ford Focus Reviews

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