2005 Ford Focus Top Comparisons

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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SEReview
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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 SReview
mcmarth writes:
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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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2005 Ford Focus ZXW SES WagonReview
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05 Focus Wagon-a Nice Runner With Space For A Few Adventures — The 05 Focus Wagon SES is a good runner which features a hatchback and carrying rack on top making it a nice low cost high gas milage vehicle for short trip adventures. While it doesn't boast much for leg room in back it does have ample front let room. SES comes standard with leather steering wheel and shift cover and 5 disc in dash CD player. A nice car for a modest budget!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Gas Milage and storage space are great!

Cons: Not much for leg room in back.

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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SEReview
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Decent Car But Replacement Of Common Bad Items Is Difficult And Costly — I bought my focus new in Ohio when I returned from Iraq in 2004 in the summer. It drove me to California, no problems, then made the trip to Texas a few yrs. later. The main issues I have had are the driver side door power mech went bad (dealer replaced, luckily still under warranty) And most recently, alternator went out. This is placed in such a diabolical position in the car that you must remove and move things you normally never would, and disconnect all the motor/tranny mounts and move it forward just to get the thing out. To boot, the replacement alternators are very expensive. If nothing breaks, this is a good car, but if something does, it will make you wish you had bout something else

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Decent handling, gas mileage and looks. Generally a good car

Cons: Alternator takes an act of congress to replace and if extremely costly

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2005 Ford FocusReview
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Great Family Car. — Great handling car,loads of grip even in the wet.Very reliable,cheap running costs although the Mpg isn`t as good as i hoped.I bit slow in low gears but fine on the motorways.I`d buy another more powerfull version.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Superb handling.

Cons: Why are they still using the key to open the bonnet? Annoying!

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2005 Ford FocusReview
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One Of The Best Cars I Have Had — Great car all round, not realy a family car especially for long journeys as the back seat doesn't provide much movements for small adults and upwards. Never had a problem with it. its a very reliable car. I did at one stage have a consern about the breaks. In the mornings the breaks would grind as if metal on metal however I heard this is normal and the grinding cleared after a few kilometers.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great car

Cons: nothing

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2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SESReview
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Want An Absolute Excellent All Round Car? Look No Further Than A Focus!!!!! — I have a Focus. My wife has a Focus. My mom has a Focus. My mother in law has a Focus. My sister in law has a Focus. And lots of my friends have a Focus. Great car would recomend to anyone. Cept when you have two kids and you're 6'4". Get kicked a lot :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Love it.  

Cons: I hate nothing.  

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2005 Ford FocusReview
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Top Sportscar For Family Fun — ford focus 18tds sportspack 115 pk nice acceleration nice sound of the engine topspeed 215 km/h only unsafe by aquaplanning when driving on the highroad 160 km/h easy acceleration to 200 km/heven the interieur is great looking

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: nice performance and sound of the engine when you pull up

Cons: bad aquaplanning

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2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SESReview
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Good Car — performance good, braking good, good quality, fun to drive, nice handling, the SES version is the best the version, the reason: radio on steering and traction control, for the winter driving. The ABS works very welll too. i'll recommand it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: xm radio

Cons: fuel economy

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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SESReview
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Buy One.......or Two — theres nothing bad about this car.it gets great fuel mileage (30-45) when driven conservatively.at 70 it gets 35-37.its a great car to commute with i usually get 400-450 from 3/4 of a tank of gas (i never run past a 1/4 tank).it has excellent power adn lots of reserve for when you need to pass on those long 2 lane highways (138).

Pros: fuel economy

Cons: none what so ever

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Car needs a rack and pinion according to the owner/dealer. This was not mentioned in the ad. Read More

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Ive heard the automatic transmissions have issues but the manuals are great Read More

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