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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Displaying 51 - 60 of 75 2005 Ford Focus reviews.

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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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 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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Nolan writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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3

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great gas mileage.  great seats, stiff suspension, fairly decent handling

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very little power, at 45k it got rattley and weak feeling, no Tach, boring interior--which is why i painted it :)

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My Personal Viewpoint. — The handling is decent, acceleration is decent with just me in the car--typical small four cylinder. The build quality is so-so The appearance is good, especially if it is detailed, and you rid yourself of the stock wheels. Cost of gas and insurance is reasonable. When i first got the car it was fun, I'm pretty much bored of it now.

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Justin writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 S Review
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4

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Quick, fuel efficient, decent looking

Cons

Difficult to work on

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Cheap & Fun — 5 speed manual is pretty quick for a stock car that gets 35 mpg. Car is light and handles well, not much as far as repairs, will go forever. Fun to drive but a pain in the ass to work on! Sounds good with an intake and/or exhaust on it.

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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

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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