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 61 - 70 of 75 2005 Ford Focus reviews.

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

45

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.

25

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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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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Adam writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 S Review
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3

Pros

Fuel efficient, spacious rear seat, and plenty of trunk room.

Cons

Stiff suspension, some cheap materials, and lack of "fun."

55

Although Boring, This Car Is Great For The Average Driver. — It's not bad, but I'm not sure if it's good either. I haven't dealt with it long enough to determine the build quality of the car, and the car isn't beautiful, but it doesn't look that bad I guess. The 4 cylinder engine isn't very powerful, but it is efficient on fuel.

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Roland writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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4

Pros

Sporty Sedan, 5 seater, 0-60 7.9s, 32mpg Highway,

Cons

Not that many choices for performance mods.

35

Sporty Sedan — It's a good car for a family sedan. The engine comes stock 136hp, 2.0L Durtec 20, dual overhead cam inline 4. Handles pretty well on wet or dry roads. According to Car and Driver Mag. 0 - 60 is a respectible 7.9s.

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Sugandha writes:
2005 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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3
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The Vehical Is Okay...it Does Not Get The Preformance Ford Claims! — The Vehicle is Okay....could be alot better in many catagories... Gas Milage is the biggest loser...It gets far less miles per gallon of gasoline than Ford Claims...Is not as comfortable as Ford Claims. Car Is very Noisy...I have already had a serious front drive train problem that was fixed...Cars too new to have such problems...I only have 26560 miles on the speedometer....Unhappy about whole preformance.

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Witt writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 S Review
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4

Pros

Good fuel economy, good handling

Cons

No power anything on this trim level, but it's my cheap father's fault.

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Good, Reliable Little Car, Unfortunately, I'm Just Borrowing It For Now. — It can get up and go, it's way faster than my Escort which is it's spiritual ancestor. I hate that Daddy bought it stripped.

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Daniel writes:
2005 Ford Focus Review
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3

Pros

Nice, flat...

Cons

still have to push it to get it faster

45

Better Try From Ford — Another company car....nothing special, the build quality is Ok but not more than that. Still this device is only for moving from A to B purposes.

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Will writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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4

Pros

Volume that changes with speed. Not a bad car.

Cons

Well, nothing too bad, but does feel a bit cheap.

35

Your Basic Small Car. Nothing Too Special. — Only had it since May of 2006. Nothing broke yet... Relatively cheap feeling interior, but nothing that bad. Engine produces classic "cheap car 4 cylinder sound".

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Ryan writes:
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SE Review
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4

Pros

new refined interior for '05 (thank GOD...'04 and before had an UGLY interior)
wonderful gas mileage

Cons

VERY LIGHT CAR. completely unreliable in new england snow.

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:3 — i love this car. it's light, fun and odd. it has a different design that makes it ugly, but in the sense that it has personality. engine is kind of loud, but for such an american car, the focus ZX5 screams European.

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2013 Ford Focus Reviews

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2012 Ford Focus Reviews

Loved It. By BroT

The car drove very well. Loved the fuel economy! It had a very sharp looking aero dynamic body style. The ride was very pleasant even on less than perfect roadways. Other than being cramped for room w... Read More

Great All Around Car! By helluvaengineer

This car gets excellent fuel economy cruising in the city and on the interstates and highways. It is well styled and has a high quality interior. There were a few hiccups with the dealer and some wa... Read More

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2011 Ford Focus Reviews

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

Don't Buy Ford By Simon

looks and sounds like a great car to buy after owning for a year and looking after it, the stupid thing has started to fall apart the engine mount snapped at 10,000 miles unbelievable to be honest R... Read More

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2010 Ford Focus Reviews

Great By urb2012

Very nice economical car. Great gas mileage,looks,basic clean interior and Satellite radio is a definite plus. The SE model with power windows and locks and alloy rims looks sporty and sharp. Good siz... Read More

Best Used Car I've Ever Purchased By mobarnes

This is a great car for a single granny like me - it holds my grandsons in their car seats comfortably and I have no concerns about safety. It accelerates when I need it to, there are no rattles, and ... Read More

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