2004 Ford Focus Overview

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2004 Ford Focus Overview

The 2004 Ford Focus continued to appeal to bargain hunters looking for low-priced family transportation. Variety was the name of the game for this cornerstone line, which targeted first-time buyers. Trims and body styles available were the LX four-door sedan, the SE four-door sedan and four-door compact wagon, and the performance-enhanced Z-line, featuring the two-door ZX3 and four-door ZX5 hatchbacks, four-door ZTS sedan, and four-door ZTW wagon.

Power was not the main selling point of the 04 Ford Focus. The LX and SE trims had a four-cylinder, 2.0 liter, 110 horsepower Zetec engine; the Z models featured an overhead-cam version of the Zetec with a 130-horsepower output. Also available as an option (standard in California, Massachusetts, and New York) was a 2.3 liter PZEV engine with an output of 145 horsepower.

PZEV (Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle) design, launched on a limited basis in the 2003 model year, represented an innovative effort by Ford to address upcoming changes in state and federal emissions standards. The PZEV engine reduced evaporative emissions, and brought the catalytic converter closer to the engine for increased efficiency. In addition to the environmental benefits, the PZEV engine offered improved gas mileage—up to 38 mpg highway.

Fuel economy was a strength of all the 2004 Focus models, with mileage ratings ranging from a low of 24 mpg city to a high of 38 mpg highway. The Focus offered a range of roadworthy, affordable compact cars with roomy interiors, ample cargo space, and nimble handling, and buyers flocked to the line. Perhaps the best news for drivers (and for Ford) was that the nagging quality problems of the recall-prone Focus seemed finally to have been ironed out by the 2004 model year.

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Starting Issues

Car would not start changed the starter and battery is changed still not starting. It makes a click sound when tring to start it but won't turn over what the problem now ?

Car Sputters And Hesitates During Idle And While Car Is Stopped Any Ideas??...

took car in for oil change and tech didn't put oil cap back on and while driving car oil was all over engine underneath hood. garage sprayed degreaser on entire engine and under hood to clean oil o...

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Factory Alarm Draining Battery.

My factory alarm keyless entry drains my battery in about three days. I'm wondering is there something causing the alarm to drain the battery or is it faulty its self.

My Car Is Skipping At An Idle

I have a Ford Focus wagon 2004 that is skipping at an idle. I have change spark plugs coils crank shaft camshaft sensor. It seems to be electrical problem when the lights or in side heat is on skip...

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