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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scooterbug81 writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SES Review
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4

Pros

Fuel economy, handles well.

Cons

Suspension is cheap: sway bar and links, suspension knuckle, control arm, ball joints. Replace and WELD

scooterbug81
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Great Car Overall, Has Potential But Lacks The Engineering. Very Modifiable. — Fuel economy: Great! Handling: Above average; with suspension mods and Dunlop SP60's (passenger tire with an aggressive tread) I drive a lot of dirt roads ;) Power... ok. Surprised me the first couple times I punched it in bottom of 2nd. Ball joints are DANGEROUS! Tac weld some washers on top of them if you don't like trees, ditches, etc. 4 door model is decently roomy for 2 average sized people on a camping/whitewater kayaking trip. It's fun to drive, especially on back roads in the mountains.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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4

Pros

its reliable

Cons

its not a head turner

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Focus On It — First off I hate Focus's. the only reason I bought this is b/c It hadn' hit the books yet so I got it for 3k under the dealership retail price. That aside, It is a nice car and handles pretty well for stock. The mpg is another nice thing 25-28 city and about 30+ highway. I've had it for about 2 years now and its kind of grown on me. It's still NOT the fastest thing on the planet but i am starting to devise some plans.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

good car cheap to run parts if needed are easy avalible cheap insurance ideal family car or just for comuting i have owned 2 focus's for 4 years both keep just flying throught the mot i think the 1.8 ... 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

It Is A Ford. By Kimmichu

I like the extra storage, child proof doors, great on fuel. Maintence can run you a great sum, something is always going wrong with my focus. it makes a decent car for getting to doctor's office, ... Read More

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

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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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