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.

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

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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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.

45

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

Pros

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.

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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
Overall:
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.

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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Daniel writes:
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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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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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