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2005 Ford Focus User Reviews

2005 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 73 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" 31 reviews
"fuel economy" 30 reviews
"handling" 21 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
CONS
"power" 12 reviews
"interior" 7 reviews
"brakes" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"rattle" 3 reviews

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Displaying 51 - 60 of 73 2005 Ford Focus reviews.

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

35

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!

25

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

25

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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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 :)

25

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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David writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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4

Pros

its reliable

Cons

its not a head turner

55

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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Justin writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 S Review
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4

Pros

Quick, fuel efficient, decent looking

Cons

Difficult to work on

35

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
Overall:
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.

35

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

35

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

35

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

Pros

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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2011 Ford Focus Reviews

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