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2005 Ford Focus User Reviews

2005 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 72 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
"fuel economy" 30 reviews
"ride" 30 reviews
"handling" 21 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
CONS
"power" 12 reviews
"interior" 7 reviews
"brakes" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"rattle" 3 reviews

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Displaying 31 - 40 of 72 2005 Ford Focus reviews.

mfergie889 writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SE Review
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5

Pros

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

Cons

rattley interior, big blindspot.

mfergie889
35

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

Pros

great drivers car fun for a family

Cons

none

25

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

Pros

Quick reliable car with great gas mileage

Cons

the vibrations rattle the air vents and side view mirrors.

25

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

Pros

Big and Spacious

Cons

Hard to Handle

25

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.

25

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

Pros

Sound, Looks

Cons

Performance

25

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

25

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

Pros

drives great minimum maintance needed

Cons

seat get dirty easily because of light color

thebossdoc
25

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

35

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:
2005 Ford Focus Review
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4

Pros

turbo

Cons

drum brakes

25

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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2013 Ford Focus Reviews

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2012 Ford Focus Reviews

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

Never Thought I Would Like Anything Manufactured By Ford, This Car Changed My Mind By this_guy

I like the gas mileage this car offers, it has saved our family plenty of money. The handling is precise; I feel safe driving this car during any weather. Safety was the reason we choose this car, it ... 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

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2010 Ford Focus Reviews

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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Love everything about, I never thought of Ford as a sporty car until I got mine. I get lots of compliments. Has plenty of get up and go for a 4 cyl. Handles great on the road. Hugs the corners. Read More

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