2004 Ford Focus User Reviews

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    2004 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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    85

    Ford Focus Zts 2.3l 4cyl 5speed — I searched for over 4 months for a car before I found the Focus. I looked at A4s, Mustangs, Lancers, Imprezas, and so on before I realized I didnt want to spend 12k on a car with 100k miles on it. I got this Focus for $7500 from a dealer. It had only 55k miles, the 2.3l engine, manual trans, leather, power everything, 6 disc, speed control, and decent tires. I have put on around 2000 miles on this car and so far no complaints. This is the first manual trans car I have owned and I will never buy an automatic again. Sitting in traffic is my only problem, having to shift every five seconds gets old. But when the lanes clear up there is nothing like dropping it in third and before I know it the speedo reads 90. The ride is sporty so even at 60 on a cloverleaf feels stable. However a small dip or pothole will cause the car to sway a bit. My first few tanks of gas gave me about 26-28 mpg mixed. Im pretty happy with that considering my lead foot. At certain angles this car looks awesome, the back half riding tall with the spoiler especially. I am not a fan of the front end with the short hood and mini grill. This is a small car so it is very easy to park and navigate through the city. Im 6'2'' but I have plenty of head and leg room. The trunk is huge! A full size cooler, my lacrosse gear, spare tire, toolbox, and there is still room. The Focus is a fun little car that packs a punch for half the price.

    Pros: Affordability, Mileage, Duratec power, Sporty ride, Rear end looks

    Cons: Rear drum brakes, Front end looks, Weak head lights

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    2004 Ford Focus Review
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    35

    My Ford Focus Edge — I have had my car 3 years and i adore it! It's a 1.6i and has all the extra perks - alloys, air con, cd player as standard. A pleasant car to drive and i have been miles in it - Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and around South Wales. Best car i have ever owned :)

    Pros: Reliable, good on petrol, nice to look at...blah blah blah :)

    Cons: Hasn't let me down yet....so far so good!

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    2004 Ford Focus SE Review
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    35

    Economical And Reliable — Gets from point A to point B with minimum of expense. Good for driving all over the USA, up mountain passes and across giant deserts. No major mechanical problems in 70K miles.

    Pros: Gas Mileage, Reliability

    Cons: ComfortReliability

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    2004 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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    Fun — The manual transmission makes the zts really fun to drive. Gets awesome gas mileage.

    Pros: great mileage, good handling, comfortable

    Cons: small trunk, small back seat. the Blaupunkt stereo only worked well for the first tow years now it is starting to break,

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    2004 Ford Focus LX Review
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    Mediocre — initially we really liked it. the stereo system was good apart from it got louder and quieter when you accelerated or breaked which got a bit annoying. Also i found when driving for long periods of time or frequently for numerous journeys i found the seats uncmfortable and my shoulders and lower back ached. It broke down when we were going somewhere important!

    Pros: good looks, quite efficient on fuel. spacious in the back seat

    Cons: impractical  for baby in 3 door version! not particularly comfortable

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    Oliver! — Ride comfort is fairly good. Its a good middle of the road car for someone who is just looking for that next step up from having a small car.

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    2004 Ford Focus SE Review
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    Ok Car — Pretty standard sedan.

    Pros: Fits the family comfortably

    Cons: Only 26 MPG

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    2004 Ford Focus SE Wagon Review
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    Good Engine, That's It — The Focus has good acceleration and pickup for a wagon, however I don't find much else to be good. The brake system is very abrupt, even for ABS. The trunk feels like a tin pan when you open and close it. Ample space in the trunk. The Focus handles like my Odyssey. The light and wiper controls are rather confusing. No adjustable steering wheel??

    Pros: Acceleration, Pickup

    Cons: Build Quality, Braking, Handling, Steering Wheel

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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    2004 Ford Focus ZX5 Review
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    Best Econobox On The Market — An all around fantastic car for both highway and city. The fuel mileage is amazing and it handles like a dream.

    Pros: Handles like it's on rails

    Cons: Average accleration

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    2004 Ford Focus ZTS Review
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    35

    Love It — I'd buy this car all over again. Comfortable, good gas mileage and good on the road. No complaints.

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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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