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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Brendan writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 S Review
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4

Pros

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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Sergio 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....

35

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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Kristine writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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4

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It's awesome because it's mine :P and I made it purple on the inside.

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I didn't like the green lighting for the interior stuff.

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Join Focusfanatics.com! — It has lots of options for the windshield wiper speed which I Love! Then, there's a convenient CD holder on the left underside of the dash. It's fun to drive and able to weave in and out of traffic =] And, the seats are comfy.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kyle writes:
2005 Ford Focus SES Wagon Review
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5

Pros

ITS A FORD HAHAHAHA

Cons

like any front wheel drive car like it, not great for winter driving

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Great Car For Summer Driving, Traveling, Great On Gas. Good Little Car — Performance: pretty good performance, really good handling, good braking, decent acceleration for a little 2.0 L Wagon Build Quality: well im just under 100 k and i have only had a little electrical issues with the hatch, other than that no problems Appearance: love it, its the sharpest looking wagon I've seen. love the interior as well. Fun Factor: I love cars so really i find almost any car fun to drive, but i do enjoy this one much more than my Tempo RIP LOL :P

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Veronica writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST Review
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5

Pros

fun to drive

Cons

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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Ryan writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST Review
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4

Pros

fun, sporty

Cons

everything has needed to be replaced. ford basicly built me a new car!

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Cant Get Rid Of It — never have had to do so much work on a car, but cant seem to get rid of it. its been through alot and survived alot. prolly a lemon car but i wont get rid of it any time soon.

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Susan writes:
2005 Ford Focus Review
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5

Pros

roomy, fun to drive

Cons

should be better gas mileage-(understand new ones are better)  poor paint job

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Yes I Would Recommend This Car — performance-good over all Quality built very poor paint- chippping on front but never seen dirt roads. For a small car very roomy- can carry a lot with back seats folding down. Gas mileage could be better for a small car. I love driving it- can turn on a dime so never get lost.

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Jordan writes:
2005 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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4

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Fun to drive, Speedy, Stock sound system

Cons

Color, Interior

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Sporty — Sporty It's got a pretty good handling system on it. Pretty happy with the sound system for stock. I really enjoy driving it for the sake of it keeping up with my shifting, braking, and turns. I like the exterior looks, but would rather have a nicer color such as black or white. I however do not like the interior that Ford decided to go with, they could have gone sportier. I like the mileage it gets and the maintnance is simple! All in all a great car.

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Jordan writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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5

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Speedy, Sound system

Cons

Color, interior

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Sporty — It's got a pretty good handling system on it. Pretty happy with the sound system for stock. I really enjoy driving it for the sake of it keeping up with my shifting, braking, and turns. I like the exterior looks, but would rather have a nicer color such as black or white. I however do not like the interior that Ford decided to go with, they could have gone sportier. I like the mileage it gets and the maintnance is simple! All in all a great car.

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2014 Ford Focus Reviews

A Very Smooth And Quiet Ride By Wilma50

I like how it looks and handles. It is very quiet and very smooth, especially around corners and over pot holes. I am very impressed overall with both the feel and maintenance and would definitely re... Read More

Great Car For The Money By LAREDOTECH1

This is the first hatchback I have ever owned. This car handles pretty good and great fuel economy. I have always owned mustangs so it was very different owing this car. Over all this is a great car. ... Read More

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2013 Ford Focus Reviews

Excellent Drivers Car By Ntfknrnd

Best car I have ever owned. One of the most fun cars I have ever driven. Great compromise on price, performance and economy. very reliable, would definitely purchase the new RS focus on the heels of ... Read More

Loved It Until My Grandchildren Out Grew The Back Seat By Bmhaas

Loved the ride, the options and the gas mileage! The heated seats were very nice in the winter and the back up camera was a nice feature, even for parking, The car would be perfet for a small family... Read More

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2012 Ford Focus Reviews

Great First Car By lastmermaid92

Not a big fan of the blind spots in the back, or the lack of cargo space. Had great gas mileage, and was reliable in getting around. Not overly costly, but not flashy either. Would make a great car fo... Read More

Loved The Car, But Transmission Was Problematic By Tedzinski

Transmission failure twice in 60K miles. Paid for by ford, with rental so not so bad. Loved all else, except it was noisy on the highway. Probably tires as they still had about 25% wear left at 60K.... Read More

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2011 Ford Focus Reviews

Fun To Drive By mditty23

The SES model has some very nice features. What I like the best for winter driving is the heated mirrors, traction and stability control. would never be without them now. The gas mileage is excellent... Read More

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

Very Good Do Not Have Any Second Thoughts About Buying It By jake_50

car is very practical for some one looking for a cheap car that will always start and get them to where they need to go with out having to cut back on styling or power. a very good all around car Read More

Standard Car By Byron

This is the benchmark by which all other cars are judged. This is standard car #123456. It will get you to point A and back to point B with minimal fuss, though it won't look pretty doing it. The buil... Read More

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