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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Kelli writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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5

Pros

comfy, cute

Cons

cup holders, slow

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Cute Lil' Focus! — It not all that fast but its still zippy. It doesn't have very many compartments and the cup holders are stupid. It looks like a girly car- at least I think so. Its really comfortable for road trips and to sleep in... haha. Pretty good on gas if you don't drive like I do. But more than anything... Its cute!

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Brandon writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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5

Pros

Everything!

Cons

this car gets no street cred, which i bad news if your trying to customize

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Ford Focus — Stock performance is good, but thanks to the aftermarket you cant believe the potential these cars have. The focus is everything you need in this day and age. The car gets great gas mileage, it is fun to drive, you can fit all your friends in it. I am currently in the process of personalizing my focus. I love my Focus!

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Nolan writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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3

Pros

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

Cons

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

Pros

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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Alexander writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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5

Pros

+ Very responsive brakes and throttle.
+ Very smooth handling and turning.
+ Good MPG on both city and highway.
+ Very reliable, have not had any problems with it yet, and have heard others that have driven it more than I have and had no major mechanical problems.
+ Is American and not Japanese

Cons

- ABS is not standard on this car.
- A little more HP would have been nice.

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Great Car!! — I bought this car used with 17,000 miles, and have since driven it up to about 53,000 miles. I have not had 1 problem with it yet, save the fact that the CD/MP3 player occasionally skips. This may be due to the previous driver, becuase I have not heard of the problem among other Focuses. The reliablility of this car is great, and if you change your oil on time and don't drive like a moron, you won't be fixing anything. The handling is excellent, the brakes and throttle are very responsive, and there is plenty of room to upgrade this car.

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Nathan writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST Review
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5

Pros

Great Starter Car, peppy, fun, styling and great for modding.

Cons

None

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Focus St Review — Though a watered down version of the Focus SVT which is the Focus RS of Europe the Focus ST is very strong for being a small sedan. This car has taken a massive beating in terms of getting rear ended and all I have needed was a new bumper. It's performance is second to none as it pops right off the line and can stop to match. Its handling is very well with the Macpherson suspension and the control blade IRS. Its appearance is very Euro to its twin over the pond though its interior is one of its own kind the only difference between it and its Euro Twin. Its easy on fuel and the repairs have been few and far between. I enjoy driving this car very much its a great starter car.

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Nick writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST Review
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5

Pros

Excellent Sound, SVT Suspension, Manual transmission

Cons

16 in rims, could stand to be a little quicker

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Greatest Fwd Sedan On The Market — I love this car, great gas mileage, enough power, and great handling. The only thing that could use some help would be the acceleration and larger wheels. The interior is great quality, nothing loose and excelent sound system.

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Kirsten writes:
2005 Ford Focus Review
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4

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Cheap running costs, great handling, good build quality, brilliant commuting car

Cons

could do with better performance.

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A Good Sound Car — 1.6tdci, zetec climate, good spec, good engine with excellent running costs 45mpg+, brilliant handling and comfy. Good size boot although not great rear leg room for adults. Front seats plenty of space.

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Maritza writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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5

Pros

If you press the gas hard enough it flies.

Cons

It is a salvaged car so it has problems here and there.

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My Car Is My Life — It's Black and runs great. It also is a four cylinder car so it doesn't waste so much gas.

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Kevin writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SES Review
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5

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turns on a dime, with just a CAI and Cat Back exhaust it will put you back into your seat, breaks nice and easy and does have much if any body roll.

Cons

could accelerate from 0 alittle better

35

Didn't Win Wrc Two Years In A Row For Nothing — Nice little sport compact car, handles alot better than most other sport compacts I've been in.

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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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