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

User Reviews

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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

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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:
2005 Ford Focus Review
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4

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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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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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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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Brendan writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 S Review
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4

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Handles corners very well.

Cons

Bubbly

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Ford Focus Review — its a great car! handles nice. Quick accel. Plenty of room. Performs amazingly. Enough power for everything. Not too expensive. Easy to maintain. All in all, I think that this is a very nice car and I recommend that people get it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sag writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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3

Pros

it has 4 wheels that take me to work and school! lol

Cons

all interior is made of plastic or any cheap material....

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Friendly Review. — It had been customized.. (Audio system, Performance and interior appearance.) it gives me about 35 milles per gallon on high ways and 30 in the city. mechanical problems? none. and it is nice to drive,, soft and flexible to do 360* on a narrow 2 ways road. lol.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Heather writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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5

Pros

To go to work

Cons

The a/c compressor shuts off during acceleration to save on the engine, bad for AZ.

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She's A Good Little Car And I Plan On Having Her For A While — I got this cause my other new vehicles had all been trucks and i didn't really have any truck space. Now I have a nice size trunk and it still seats four even though its only a two door, but being a hatchback it also saves me from the sport classification on insurance.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2013 Ford Focus Reviews

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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

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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

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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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