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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Eric writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 S Review
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4

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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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Gavin writes:
2005 Ford Focus Review
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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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Alex writes:
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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Troy writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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4

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Good gas mileage and big trunk

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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

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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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Jamz writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SES Review
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5

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Love it.  

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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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Dylan writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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5

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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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Veronica writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST Review
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5

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fun to drive

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only one power outlet and it's on the dashboard

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I Love My Focus — I love my Focus, she took a bad hit and kept me safe! Bonus is unless you are me you would never know her entire ass end was trashed. She is a fun little car to drive even though she is missing a few cyclinders.

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Koen writes:
2005 Ford Focus Review
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nice performance and sound of the engine when you pull up

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bad aquaplanning

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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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Kirsten writes:
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4

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Cheap running costs, great handling, good build quality, brilliant commuting car

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could do with better performance.

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A Good Sound Car — 1.6tdci, zetec climate, good spec, good engine with excellent running costs 45mpg+, brilliant handling and comfy. Good size boot although not great rear leg room for adults. Front seats plenty of space.

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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

'02 Zx3 Hatchback By SirPerseus

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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