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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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Displaying 21 - 30 of 72 2005 Ford Focus reviews.

Jamz writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SES Review
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5

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Love it.  

Cons

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:
2005 Ford Focus Review
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3

Pros

nice performance and sound of the engine when you pull up

Cons

bad aquaplanning

35

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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4

Pros

Fuel economy, handles well.

Cons

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

Cons

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:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SES Review
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5

Pros

fuel economy

Cons

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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2

Pros

its very quick car

Cons

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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4

Pros

It runs fine

Cons

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

Cons

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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Steven writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SE Review
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4

Pros

great fuel efficiancy and the most smiles per gallon

Cons

not the most cargo room

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Great Car With Lots Of Fun Factors And Very Few Negatives — fun sporty car with great feul efficiancy. it is great in every driving stiuation is a very reliable vehicle when properly maintained. compact but comfortable at the same time it is everything i can ask for in a car with the economy the way that it is

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Odean writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 S Review
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3

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Fuel econmy

Cons

Not the most styleish

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If Your Looking For A Cheap Way To Get About Town. A Focus Is The Way To Go — Great commuter car. Gets good fuel mileage in tow and highway. Its never left me stranded. Ive had to do relatively no major work to it other than normal maintenance. Its not a race car but its fun to take it out on the weekends and beat on it

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

Reliable Focus By Chasneyc

I love the fuel economy! It's compact size helped me find parking spots at packed events. Very reliable, haven't experienced any problems with the car. It has a good amount of trunk space, also the ba... Read More

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2011 Ford Focus Reviews

2011 Ford Focus Sel By NitaScottSellsCars

I like the way the car looked inside and out. I drove it to Greenville, NC on a full tank of gas & filled up once I got there. I also took a trip to Dolly Wood in Pigeon Forge, TN both trips was comfo... Read More

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2010 Ford Focus Reviews

Best Used Car I've Ever Purchased By mobarnes

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