2005 Ford Focus User Reviews

2005 Ford Focus Top Comparisons

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    2005 Ford Focus ZX5 S Review
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    65

    2005 Ford Focus Zx5 S — I loved to the look of this car, its small enough to street park and big enough to fit five. Its been great on gas and hasn't ever given me any major issues. This car will be missed! I hope I can find it a good home.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: great on gas, fun to drive

    Cons: noisy on highway

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    2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SES Review
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    55

    Great On Gas — A little uncomfortable while driving long distances, but I also have a bad back. With the gas mileage being so great I did not have much to complain about. I owned this car for three years and have not had much trouble with the engine.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great gas mileage and very few problems engine wise.  The car is so quite when going over 60 mph.

    Cons: Two accidents, one almost totaling the car.

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    2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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    Long Distance Driver. — I just loved the experience of driving it, very fun car. Never left me stranded or anything and runs smoothly.I just wish it had 4 doors, other than that perfect car, fits many things in the back. Gas wise its very economical I saved lots of money on gas driving this car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great cute car, very economical

    Cons: two door car

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    2005 Ford Focus Review
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    Focus - A Few Months In. — Performs better than the car it replaced, but that was getting a bit tired. Great MPG, averaging 49 overall and so far nothing has fallen off. Does exactly what is required. For the money (cheap) I've been happy all the way.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: A bog stock Focus estate could never be described as awesome, it does the job.

    Cons: The fact that I got the version of the radio without bluetooth

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    2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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    Not A Sexy Car, But Certainly Great For A Family Vehicle. — This car has been our mainstay vehicle for local driving. Great for city driving and quite reliable. Turns on a dime. Maintenence issues have been with minor things. My wife loves the trunk capacity since it fits her massage table. The body still looks great.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: A great all around family car. Good body and runs great.

    Cons: Suspension needs work and there's a problem with the wiper/washer blowing fuses. I'm constantly changing turn and brake signal bulbs in this car.

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    2005 Ford Focus ZXW SES Wagon Review
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    A Tough Little Car — I was looking for something a little better on gas than a mini van and I found it. Great little car and it was cheap to run and for repairs ( which was minable). It was a wagon so it was a little more roomier than a sedan which was very useful.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Reliable

    Cons: no real complains, had to replace a throttle body, no big deal

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    2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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    Very Worthy Car At Cost, Handling, And Durability. — The limited times I have driven it yet were a joy. I have made small fixes with this car and it runs like a dream. It's very low maintenance cost car which is also easy to fix even for the average car owner capabilities.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great looking car.  Easy to fix and cost effective to own.

    Cons: Small car wit a bit of a noisy interior sound when driving

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    2005 Ford Focus ZXW SE Wagon Review
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    A Winner! — The Ford Focus Wagon has been a great car for me. I've successfully transported 3 kayaks and 4 bikes on camping trips. This car has good pick up, is responsive, and is fun to drive. A/C is ice cold!

    Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

    Pros: Great gas mileage, lots of cargo space, very reliable, it's the perfect camping car.

    Cons: Lacks headrests in the back seat.

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    2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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    Fun Car — My 05 Focus hasn't given me a single problem. With the 5 speed manual transmission, it is fun to drive. My other cars are Ford Mustangs which really turn heads, but my Focus gets just as many compliments. Fun car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fuel mileage, looks, handling.

    Cons: n/a

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    2005 Ford Focus ZX3 S Review
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    My Focus — I don't write forty words about much of anything. But I will try. I love my focus. It has met all my needs for an economical, high mileage fun auto. When I have to get a new auto it will be a focus.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: I love my basic, almost pimitively appointed 2005 Focus ZX3. I've run up and down the mountains in Colorado that is mostly only done by 4WD. I coasted down Pikes Peak in first gear and never even tapped my brakes. I've put plastic over the carpet and hauled 1/2 CU topsoil in the back. It's like a high MPG truck/mountain car for me.

    Cons: the seats are not comfortable for long distance driving. If I really wanted to, I would go find a fully loaded focus in a salvage place and change out the seats. And add cruise control.

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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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