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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Kevin writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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5

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Simple, efficient, comfortable, yet high-tech

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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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Ayyas Capulcu Burak writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SE Review
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2

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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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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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Brandon writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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Everything!

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

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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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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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5

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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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Aaron writes:
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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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Steven writes:
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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mfergie889 writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SE Review
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5

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spacious, smooth drive, quiet exceleration, not to mention beautiful.

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rattley interior, big blindspot.

mfergie889
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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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1998 Ford Focus Reviews

Best Car In The World!!!! By Robert

perfmance is very good for a 1.8 great handling great fun drive braking is good it not to bad on fuel economy cheap for parts i would say it is a allrtound great car not had much wrong with it. Read More

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1999 Ford Focus Reviews

Perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! By Robert

its very powerful has drilled and grooved discs all round for excellent braking handles like a dream havnt had to repair anything on it yet has great looks a bit thirsty but is a 2.0 with power mods c... Read More

Great Car For Driving, Not As Much For Owning By Kamil

Surprisingly great performance and pleasure of driving; it's a perfect handling car and provides lots of power, although costs of maintenance (Diesel engine equipment) are very high and unevitable. It... Read More

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2000 Ford Focus Reviews

Great Car, Owned It For 8 Years And Never Left Me Stranded By Toletgo1234

Car has 233,000 miles + and seems to still be running great, has had a small loss in power but nothing to fret over. Have ran the crap out of this vehicle and it has treated me well. Great car And wou... Read More

Love The Car, Overall I Never Have Regret Purchasing The Vehicle By Toletgo1234

i like the price, they are fairly cheap. Cheap on gas, and cheap to insure and register. The vehicle has a fair amount of space for smaller needs. Dislike the electrical problems and wheel bearing pro... Read More

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2001 Ford Focus Reviews

Sohc Engine Is Junk And Should Have Been Recalled By Toletgo1234

Had no way to know anything was happening, it sputtered and blew up, not something i had expected to have happen, and the automatic transmission shift solenoids go out frequently. No hope for these ve... Read More

Fun To Drive. By Ian

Very fun car to drive with excellent braking and handling and can fit a family of five. It accelerate smoothly and very good and the gas. If you like to work on cars yourself this car is great to perf... Read More

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2002 Ford Focus Reviews

Great Commuter By mjte43

Overall, a great inexpensive car to own and operate, just turned 163000 miles and it keeps on going. Not bad for 2 adults, but it struggles with 4 people inside. Great gas mileage, I average approxima... Read More

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Good over all, my car has problems that need to be fixed so i cant complain until i fix the problems and then judge. the Car length is nice and small so you are able to fit into tighter spaces. The ca... Read More

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