2006 Ford Focus User Reviews

2006 Ford Focus Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 71 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • 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" 33 reviews
"fuel economy" 29 reviews
"handling" 17 reviews
"power" 17 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 15 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"small power" 4 reviews
"wiper" 3 reviews
"quality" 3 reviews

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Bullitt writes:
2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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great car over all

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windshield wipper system isn't the gretest, and suspension is allittle noisy in bumps.

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Waht A Deal! — Its a great little car, it's got plenty of low end and high end torque, it handles great, (suspension sounds a little rattly on bumpy roads, it's just the way it was built, The sway bar is abit slimer then it should have been, so when you hit a bump, it shakes around inside of the sway bar mounts.) But all and all, it's really reliable, it's great on gas, 800-900 Km/tank, it was very cheap; It used to be a "Extra Murral" (Nurses) car, so it wasn't driven hard or any thing, it only had 30,019 Km on the odometer, it's only 3 years old and I got it for: $9,995.00$ with a 5 Year/140,000 Km Full coverage warranty, with road side assistance, and free rental car if any thing happens. And at "Taylor Ford & Lincoln", they are now selling them for $5,500$ - $8,500$ With no money down, so It's a great car and a great deal!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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BobbyBnice writes:
2006 Ford Focus ZXW SE Wagon Review
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Incredibly solid feel and stable; 27 mpg daily driving, 31 R/T Fl-Me 08/2014; lots of standard pwr conveniences; Drivers seat position/comfort; Interior space

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Rear seats don't fold perfectly flat; Economy class 4 banger noise level

BobbyBnice
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American Pie - I Love It — This was an economically driven step down from 09 full size GMC Sierra, so I had low expectations. What a surprise. Since 1964 I've primarily driven pickups and station wagons (non-SUVs) for personal transportation. I compared this Focus to several other small wagons and this beats out Passat, Jetta, Matrix, Subaru, Volvo and most small suvs for overall price vs utility. This moved to the top of my list of legacy small wagons. Passat is my favorite but loses on price and cost of ownership. This Focus has been trouble free for two years (Purchased w/76k, now 87k). I do treat my vehicles to the best tires, brakes, battery, lube and coolant without being asked.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Nick writes:
2006 Ford Focus ZX3 SES Review
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It's quick and beautiful

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It can creak a lot especially when it's cold

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In Focus — I absolutely love my car! It's quick in town and can keep up with the big boys on the highway. It gets great gas mileage and has very little maintenance. It is so fun to zip in and around traffic in town. And I turn heads everywhere I go! I would recommend this car to anyone.

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Matthew writes:
2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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Great gas mileage

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A little sluggish with four guys men in it

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It's A Focus — Solid car. Rides nice. Great gas mileage. Jump in and go anywhere. Easy to add your own touches to it for fairly cheap. Only thing i would do is dynomat whole car for less road noise. Usually get 32mpg/370 on a tank, you can make it last less, but its more fun to say i get 370 miles on about 13 gallons.

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Gary writes:
2006 Ford Focus ZXW SE Wagon Review
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it has a radio, heated seats and mirrors

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every thing else

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Feraille, Ordure, Rebus , Dechet = Ford — what can i say , it's the company car, gets me there , most of the time lol, very slow acceleration, if the air is running the car is even slower, car is 2 years old and it runs like it is 25 years old, everything rattles and shakes, luckly i do not pay for it because i would sell it cheap and buy something else asap, the only thing i love about this ugly box is the heated seats and mirrors, should be standard on all canadians cars!!!!!

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Justin writes:
2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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Handles well, fun to drive, great gas mileage

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Just not enough power stock but a lot of things to change that

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Focused On Handling — The handling is by far the selling point of this car... something I cherish more than power. The exterior is nice and the interior is okay too, as long as you have time to customize it- although it's comfortable. Gas mileage is also a selling point. Overall it's real fun to drive and if kept well maintained, a great little car.

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Sonny writes:
2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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4

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lots of room, can take a beating (live in new england, drove in a lot of snow), good gas mileage. nice sound system.

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little engine, little power. front seats were terrible for your back. ugly car.

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Reasonable Daily User Decent Space. — super reliable car, car was easy to handle in snow storms driving to work would take a while but the focus could climb those steep hills and survived the winter. the engine was strong and was more powerful than other focuses i drove or rode in. all in all, get rid of the front seats and you have a 4/5 car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ColoradoCarChicks writes:
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Great little commuter car

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none

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2006 Ford Focus — I love the gas mileage the Focus gets, and there is plenty of leg room in the back seat. It does surprisingly well in the snow too. It is easy to drive and handles solidly. I have no complaints on this Focus.

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stanmagicman writes:
2006 Ford Focus ZXW SE Wagon Review
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Fuel savings, Reliability, Drivability.

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The wiper connection broke, had to but a $250 piece to fix a $20 broken part.

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Economical, Reliable — I would buy another one and recommend it to others. I'ts not a refined luxury car but I find it more fun to drive. On the highway, it drives smooth at high speeds. But it has a pretty decent amount of interior space for its size. the only mechanical issue I .have had is the CD player quit working twice and now not working.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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vinzander writes:
2006 Ford Focus ZX4 ST Review
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Runs great, good mpg.

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Smaller cargo space then I would have liked.

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Great Car Overall — Car has always ran great for me. Good mpg. Handles good in the snow with traction control. Fun car to drive. Nice handling car. Good car for highway driving. Nice to have the heated seats on a cold winter day.

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