2005 Ford Focus User Reviews

2005 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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  • 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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2005 Ford Focus Review
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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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2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SE Review
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great fuel efficiancy and the most smiles per gallon

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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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2005 Ford Focus ZX3 S Review
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Fuel econmy

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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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2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SE Review
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spacious, smooth drive, quiet exceleration, not to mention beautiful.

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rattley interior, big blindspot.

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This Is An Excellent Car For Animal Owners! I Would Recommend This Car To Everyone. — I just bought my ford focus a few days ago... I love it. Great handling, smooth breaking, spacious interior.. Its perfect for my dog since the seats fold down. I was originally going to get a small suv because I like being able to put things in my car, but with this car I wont ever have that problem at all! Great for the city, easy to parallel park. Only complaint is some of the inside compartments are a little rattley. And there is a MAJOR blindspot on the drivers lefthand side. I like the simplicity of all the buttons.. Ive still got a 6cd changer, cruise control, and there are volume controls/radio seek on the side of the wheel, but they are all easy to operate. Its nice to have the bells and whistles of a 2010 car, but I dont want to feel like Im flying a spaceship! My car came with leather, which is high quality and a beautiful color. If you dont mind paying a little more, this would solve the upholstery issue everyone seems to have. A link to a picture of my car: http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s23/mfergie889/car.jpg

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Ford Focus ZX5 S Review
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great drivers car fun for a family

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none

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Easy To Live — nice attractive car nice to drive handles well with nice power for country road overtaking moves. Looks good and is very well equiped for the low cost. Plenty of space in back more than big enough for 5 adults. i would reccomend

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 S Review
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Quick reliable car with great gas mileage

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the vibrations rattle the air vents and side view mirrors.

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Its Good — Has pretty acceleration in first gear. my brakes always squeak but it breaks very effectively. handling is soso, body roll is way too much. hasnt needed repairs since ive owned it and i drive it pretty roughly. The radio stopped working though, itll turn on and off whenever it feels like it which is not often. interior is crappy, everything rattles (especially the air vents and side view mirrors) appearance is nice.the engine sounds really nice. its definitely not a car to be ashamed driving. car isnt wide making parking in tight spots easy. mine is black with black rims so im actually proud of how it looks. gas mileage is great if u drive within the speed limits. maintenance is minimal. its a fun car to drive because of the fact that it smokes stock honda civics and the quick acceleration

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Big and Spacious

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Hard to Handle

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Ot Of 10- ******** (8) — Performance - acceleration, braking, bad handling Build Quality - Its Big and Spacious Appearance -Is not the best looking car in the world, its comfortable Cost of Ownership - 1.6, No Tecnical issues Fun Factor - its a fun car to drive, It has a good enough speed

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

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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST Review
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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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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SES Review
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You'll probably find one for cheap, and it's not a Cavalier or Civic.

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Your friends might make fun of you for driving it.

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I Love It. This Is My Road Trip Machine. — It's a pretty decent car. Really responsive throttle, okay braking, and a little more body roll than I'd hope for but it works. Since it's not too stiff it's fun to drive, especially in the snow. As for the quality, the sunglasses holder rattles and a weird noise comes from the heater when it's cold. Overall, it's a cheap, fun way to get around town, and it has enough room for your spontaneous road trips.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SE Review
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Sound, Looks

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Performance

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Great Car Overall — This car is so great anyone would love to have this beauty it may not have all the power you would hope for but just look at it! This is a very fun car to dribve especially tthe sound rocks.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2014 Ford Focus Reviews

A Very Smooth And Quiet Ride By Wilma50

I like how it looks and handles. It is very quiet and very smooth, especially around corners and over pot holes. I am very impressed overall with both the feel and maintenance and would definitely re... Read More

Great Car For The Money By LAREDOTECH1

This is the first hatchback I have ever owned. This car handles pretty good and great fuel economy. I have always owned mustangs so it was very different owing this car. Over all this is a great car. ... Read More

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2013 Ford Focus Reviews

Excellent Drivers Car By Ntfknrnd

Best car I have ever owned. One of the most fun cars I have ever driven. Great compromise on price, performance and economy. very reliable, would definitely purchase the new RS focus on the heels of ... Read More

Loved It Until My Grandchildren Out Grew The Back Seat By Bmhaas

Loved the ride, the options and the gas mileage! The heated seats were very nice in the winter and the back up camera was a nice feature, even for parking, The car would be perfet for a small family... Read More

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2012 Ford Focus Reviews

Great First Car By lastmermaid92

Not a big fan of the blind spots in the back, or the lack of cargo space. Had great gas mileage, and was reliable in getting around. Not overly costly, but not flashy either. Would make a great car fo... Read More

Loved The Car, But Transmission Was Problematic By Tedzinski

Transmission failure twice in 60K miles. Paid for by ford, with rental so not so bad. Loved all else, except it was noisy on the highway. Probably tires as they still had about 25% wear left at 60K.... Read More

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2011 Ford Focus Reviews

Fun To Drive By mditty23

The SES model has some very nice features. What I like the best for winter driving is the heated mirrors, traction and stability control. would never be without them now. The gas mileage is excellent... Read More

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

Very Good Do Not Have Any Second Thoughts About Buying It By jake_50

car is very practical for some one looking for a cheap car that will always start and get them to where they need to go with out having to cut back on styling or power. a very good all around car Read More

Standard Car By Byron

This is the benchmark by which all other cars are judged. This is standard car #123456. It will get you to point A and back to point B with minimal fuss, though it won't look pretty doing it. The buil... Read More

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