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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Dinos writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SES Review
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4

Pros

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

Pros

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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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.

Cons

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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Ben writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 S Review
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5

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great drivers car fun for a family

Cons

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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Eric writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 S Review
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4

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Quick reliable car with great gas mileage

Cons

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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Gavin writes:
2005 Ford Focus Review
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4

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Big and Spacious

Cons

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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Quintan writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SES Review
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3

Pros

You'll probably find one for cheap, and it's not a Cavalier or Civic.

Cons

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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Alex writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SE Review
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4

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Sound, Looks

Cons

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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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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2014 Ford Focus Reviews

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Love It By emeade

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2013 Ford Focus Reviews

Leading In The Sport Compact Class! By david_harness

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2012 Ford Focus Reviews

Love It By bbrat

Great car. Perfect for commuting to work and sporty enough to drive around with my friends.Don't really have anything bad to say about the car. Could be happier if it was a little roomier, but I kne... Read More

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

Don't Buy Ford By Simon

looks and sounds like a great car to buy after owning for a year and looking after it, the stupid thing has started to fall apart the engine mount snapped at 10,000 miles unbelievable to be honest R... Read More

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2010 Ford Focus Reviews

Great By urb2012

Very nice economical car. Great gas mileage,looks,basic clean interior and Satellite radio is a definite plus. The SE model with power windows and locks and alloy rims looks sporty and sharp. Good siz... Read More

Best Used Car I've Ever Purchased By mobarnes

This is a great car for a single granny like me - it holds my grandsons in their car seats comfortably and I have no concerns about safety. It accelerates when I need it to, there are no rattles, and ... Read More

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