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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Troy writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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4

Pros

Good gas mileage and big trunk

Cons

Needs frequent repairs

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Good Economy Vehicle — Its no aston martin, but it sounds nice, looks decent, gets me from A-B, and has a nice stereo system. It gets great gas mileage, saving money there. They are cheap to purchase and easy to modify inside and out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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thebossdoc writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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4

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drives great minimum maintance needed

Cons

seat get dirty easily because of light color

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Good Car, Drives Great And Looks Very Gender Neutral — i love my ford focus.. runs great and is very easy to maintain :) I had it for about a year and i had not one problem with it. Very fun to drive and customise. Speaker pretty good for factory speaker.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dennis writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST Review
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4

Pros

its a all around fun car to drive

Cons

mine burst into flames in the middle of a highway

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Fun, But Dangerous — it was a really fun car to drive. needed a little more power. beat many cars because they underestimated the little red focus. rated at 151 hp and being so small with a 5spd manual transmition. handled extremly well for a compact 4 door car. reminded me of the old jettas. was like a over sized go cart

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

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Sean writes:
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4

Pros

turbo

Cons

drum brakes

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My White Diesel Focus — what can i say its a 90bhp diesel!! and i'm a diesel kinda guy!! it shall be chipped to reduce fuel bill or increase it! bad tendancy to spin wheels in tight bends, would be better if it was fitted with discs on the back

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sara writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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4

Pros

No need for speakers

Cons

front wheel drive?

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Simple And Sweet — I would like to say my little car super awesome. I drive it a lot! It picks up speed quickly and no matter what they say about front wheel drive, you can to go drifting! I really like my car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jim writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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2

Pros

cheap, and easy to drive

Cons

if you like performance

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It's A Gramma Car. — acceleration is awful. handling is pretty good. it is built alright, but cheap interior. overall performance is not good. the cost of ownership seems to be pretty low and it does get good gas mileage. Overall, a good utility car, fun to drive in the snow, but other than that, not my dream car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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5

Pros

Simple, efficient, comfortable, yet high-tech

Cons

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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Josh writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST Review
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5

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Cost-wise; very good, great mileage, seating capacity for 5.

Cons

Avoid the 2005 model, get the 2006-2007 model.  The motor which turns CDs in the headunit is made by Sony for the 2005 model and burns out after a while.  The 2006 and 2007 models are made by Delphi.

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Buy It. It Looks Like A Sporty Euro-sedan And Handles Like A Bmw 3-series. — The ST looks more aggressive when the silver grille insert is swapped out with the black one from the SES. I can't give a 5-star rating on the build since there's a LOT of plastic in the interior and unfortunately made more on the "cheap side" causing it to break more easily than in other models. I can only give 4-stars for the 'appearance' category since the black rear-bumper insert doesn't have provisions for a second exhaust tip. This requires fabrication on the user-end. Performance-wise, this car hauls ass and is about as quick as a Mustang GT when purchased as the ST package. On long road trips, a trip to Austin and back was made on only one tank of gas and totalled 408 miles. The Fun Factor increases considerable when adding performance parts from www.steedafocus.com and www.focussport.com. If you're a gearhead, opt in for the Cosworth build-up kits.

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

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Dani writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SE Review
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3

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It's quick and solid.

Cons

The antenna is busted and no tints in the back.

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I Don't Like Ford, But I Like My Focus. — Clean look cars, pick up pretty quickly. Good gas mileage. Bad upholstery. One I got it wet via a bathing suit, it stained my seats. Oh and there is no way to pull the back seats down from the backseat. You have to go through the trunk. It's really annoying.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dylan writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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5

Pros

5 speed manual

Cons

it needs to be a little over 200 hp

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Its Been Taken Care Of Very Well — The acceleration is accually not bad, it has the 5 speed transmission which i really like. i purchased a full K&N cold air intake for it and it gave my car 11 hp which that does seem much but it helped out. the interior is just all stock for now nothing done with it. the gas mileage is about 30 mpg. this car is really fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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A Very Smooth And Quiet Ride By Wilma50

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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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