2004 Ford Focus User Reviews

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    2004 Ford Focus Review
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    5
    Great car loved the wagon for travelling and all and get me to work and to my girl but in the winter it handles really good but it also burns alot more gas so its like a V8 with only a 15 gal tank because it went from 2 or 3 weeks to not even 5 days also the transmission failed but you would expect that after 200K miles on it
    Power Ranked 2004 Nissan Altima worse.
    "Never had that problem with getting up to 65 before the ramp ends and I need to merge the altima took a lil longer and considering my car is a 2.0L vs the altima 2.5 engine"
    Handling Ranked 2004 Nissan Altima worse.
    "unlike the altima it never got stuck in the snow with me going sideways and the focus feels a lot more responsive and quick which means it wont slide as easy"
    Looks/Style Ranked 2004 Nissan Altima better.
    "Focus for this generation was run down and basic the altima has some class to it"
    Front Seats Ranked 2004 Nissan Altima better.
    "more comfortable and easy to adjust the focus was pushing on my body fat"
    Back Seats Ranked 2004 Nissan Altima better.
    "Larger can fit more comfortably"
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 2004 Nissan Altima worse.
    "i had a wagon so there was tons of room since altima never had a wagon version of the car"
    Family Car Ranked 2004 Nissan Altima better.
    "the fact that I know the altima has a lot better in the crash test rating unlike the focus"
    Value Ranked 2004 Nissan Altima better.
    "Get more for your money the check engine light came on only 8 times in 14 years vs me had 12 issues in 3"
    Would Buy Ranked 2004 Nissan Altima worse.
    "Better for hauling my stuff and not need to worry about the trunk when I can stack it up"
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    95

    Great Handling, Sporty Little Pocket Rocket — I've owned this car for over 7 years. I'm still impressed with the comfort of the Recaro seats and the handling. It still has a contemporary look despite being 10 years old. Fortunately I don't have to ride in the back seat because it's too small for my 6'3" tall body. I've done the normal maintenance, brakes, oil changes, etc... Other than that the reliability has been great. I would recommend this car as it's a fun to drive, great handling, sporty little pocket rocket.

    Pros: Handles great, excellent Recaro bucket seats.   Good gas mileage.  

    Cons: Small back seat

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    2004 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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    85

    Very Fun To Drive! — I have only had it for a short while but I love every inch of it so far. Gas mileage is great and plenty of "get up and go" for a 4 cylinder. I sold my saturn and bought this I like the sporty look of this one better.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: I just bought this car and I love it!! Fuel economy is awesome and handles great. I have always had 5-speed so acceleration is always good but this one has spunk!

    Cons: My stereo doesn't work but that's an easy fix

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    45

    Avoid It Unless Its In Your Price Range. Thats What Happened Too Me. — The acceleration is piss poor. The braking is sub par with rear drum brakes, the handling is decent. The only thing that is nice is the steering. It is tight quick and snappy. The build quality feels low and its been almost a month and three things don't work, the window, wipers, and AC. Its interior is basic at best, the exterior isn't great and its not sharp. Its just a compact sedan. Gas mileage could be better. Its No better than a six cylinder of the same year. Maintenance appears to be cheap from Google results. Its not really fun to drive, but what automatic car is.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Excellent Handling.

    Cons: Shitty Acceleration and overall performance

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    The Good Ford Focus — The 04 ZTS had the 2.3l dura-tec engine which is the same as the mazda 3 engine and it was a quick little fun car. great to drive! Its better then the normal focus but get the SVT its better.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: fun!

    Cons: its a ford

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    Not The Best But Good Value For Money. — Cheap to run, and decent performance. I have had no problems with this one so far and don't expect any. It's very practical and parts are easy to come by if you need them. I find the seats to be rock hard and there is no lumbar support so for long journeys its literally a pain in the you know what.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Relaibility

    Cons: Nightmare to repair - the engine bay was designed by committe.e

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    No Comment Till I Get Real Car — this is a good little car but the problem is that its a little car but not as bad as other little eco cars. i also love the fact that its a ford and i still have that to be proud of.

    Pros: cheap quality car that gets me from a->b

    Cons: it has a straight 4 engine and no power

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    I Can't Believe I Drive This — it's small and compact. I love the hatchback and the 2doors. also i have a problem getting it to keep up. it is a piece of crap build wise. i gas mileage sucks, and it is fun to beat the crap out of

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: compact

    Cons: power

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    35

    Love It! — accelerates good when running perfect, stops pretty quick too lol and turns on a dime!. built pretty good actually, nothing has fallen off just needs the typical maintenance. in my eyes, the car looks perfect. gas mileage is pretty good when it's stock. overall one of the funnest cars i have ever had.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: perfect handling for its size

    Cons: very popular

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    Great Car, Gets Me From Point A To Point B With No Stress. — Performance -Acceleration: decent for a 4 cylinder eco car. -Braking: smooth and precise -Handling: very sharp Build Quality -No repairs so far, no flaws either. Appearance -Comfy on the inside, simple on the outside Cost of ownership - Great on gas, gotta great warranty as well. Fun Factor -Great to cruise, not a sports car obviously. The best part is waiting for the gas to run out.

    Pros: Top reason to drive this car: fuel economy & reliability

    Cons: none I can think of unless if you want something fast.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    Great Car For The Money By LAREDOTECH1

    This is the first hatchback I have ever owned. This car handles pretty good and great fuel economy. I have always owned mustangs so it was very different owing this car. Over all this is a great car. ... Read More

    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

    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

    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

    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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