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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2005 Ford Focus ZX5 S Review
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Fuel efficient, spacious rear seat, and plenty of trunk room.

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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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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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Sporty Sedan, 5 seater, 0-60 7.9s, 32mpg Highway,

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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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2005 Ford Focus ZXW SE Wagon Review
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Sugandha
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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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2005 Ford Focus ZX5 S Review
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Good fuel economy, good handling

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

55

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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2005 Ford Focus Review
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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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2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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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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2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SE Review
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new refined interior for '05 (thank GOD...'04 and before had an UGLY interior)
wonderful gas mileage

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VERY LIGHT CAR. completely unreliable in new england snow.

45

: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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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST Review
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Its new and gets great gas mileage.

Cons

Its a ford.

35

My New Car. — So far I think its a great car. Powers decent, handles good,and brakes good. Looks good and the rims aren't bad.

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2005 Ford Focus Review
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Good on Petrol
Big Boot

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No engine cover

35

Quality Reliable — Top speed :150mph 5 Star handling 4 Star Safety includes air bags Generous space in front and back of the car

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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 S Review
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serious clean design
domestic
cheap
fun

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tachometer missing
engine output
body roll (suspension)

45

Cheap, Reliable And Fun — very fun, reliable and cheap car. pretty sporty considering its entry class level and fun to look at. serious exterior design, and pretty basic interior. seats are good but it does get somewhat uncomfortable after some hours driving. engine performs superb and its very efficient. suspension is way too soft, under sporty driving conditions understeer is unacceptable. brakes are good, but fade quickly and have to be replaced every now and then. steering is precise and keeps you connected to road surface roughness. while responding well to sudden changes. (except for suspension)

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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

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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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