2005 Ford Focus User Reviews

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    2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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    25

    Cute Lil' Focus! — It not all that fast but its still zippy. It doesn't have very many compartments and the cup holders are stupid. It looks like a girly car- at least I think so. Its really comfortable for road trips and to sleep in... haha. Pretty good on gas if you don't drive like I do. But more than anything... Its cute!

    Pros: comfy, cute

    Cons: cup holders, slow

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    2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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    Ford Focus — Stock performance is good, but thanks to the aftermarket you cant believe the potential these cars have. The focus is everything you need in this day and age. The car gets great gas mileage, it is fun to drive, you can fit all your friends in it. I am currently in the process of personalizing my focus. I love my Focus!

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: this car gets no street cred, which i bad news if your trying to customize

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    2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE Review
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    25

    My Personal Viewpoint. — The handling is decent, acceleration is decent with just me in the car--typical small four cylinder. The build quality is so-so The appearance is good, especially if it is detailed, and you rid yourself of the stock wheels. Cost of gas and insurance is reasonable. When i first got the car it was fun, I'm pretty much bored of it now.

    Pros: great gas mileage.  great seats, stiff suspension, fairly decent handling

    Cons: very little power, at 45k it got rattley and weak feeling, no Tach, boring interior--which is why i painted it :)

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    2005 Ford Focus ZX3 S Review
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    45

    Cheap & Fun — 5 speed manual is pretty quick for a stock car that gets 35 mpg. Car is light and handles well, not much as far as repairs, will go forever. Fun to drive but a pain in the ass to work on! Sounds good with an intake and/or exhaust on it.

    Pros: Quick, fuel efficient, decent looking

    Cons: Difficult to work on

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    2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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    Great Car!! — I bought this car used with 17,000 miles, and have since driven it up to about 53,000 miles. I have not had 1 problem with it yet, save the fact that the CD/MP3 player occasionally skips. This may be due to the previous driver, becuase I have not heard of the problem among other Focuses. The reliablility of this car is great, and if you change your oil on time and don't drive like a moron, you won't be fixing anything. The handling is excellent, the brakes and throttle are very responsive, and there is plenty of room to upgrade this car.

    Pros: + Very responsive brakes and throttle.
    + Very smooth handling and turning.
    + Good MPG on both city and highway.
    + Very reliable, have not had any problems with it yet, and have heard others that have driven it more than I have and had no major mechanical problems.
    + Is American and not Japanese

    Cons: - ABS is not standard on this car.
    - A little more HP would have been nice.

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    2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST Review
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    Focus St Review — Though a watered down version of the Focus SVT which is the Focus RS of Europe the Focus ST is very strong for being a small sedan. This car has taken a massive beating in terms of getting rear ended and all I have needed was a new bumper. It's performance is second to none as it pops right off the line and can stop to match. Its handling is very well with the Macpherson suspension and the control blade IRS. Its appearance is very Euro to its twin over the pond though its interior is one of its own kind the only difference between it and its Euro Twin. Its easy on fuel and the repairs have been few and far between. I enjoy driving this car very much its a great starter car.

    Pros: Great Starter Car, peppy, fun, styling and great for modding.

    Cons: None

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    2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST Review
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    Greatest Fwd Sedan On The Market — I love this car, great gas mileage, enough power, and great handling. The only thing that could use some help would be the acceleration and larger wheels. The interior is great quality, nothing loose and excelent sound system.

    Pros: Excellent Sound, SVT Suspension, Manual transmission

    Cons: 16 in rims, could stand to be a little quicker

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    A Good Sound Car — 1.6tdci, zetec climate, good spec, good engine with excellent running costs 45mpg+, brilliant handling and comfy. Good size boot although not great rear leg room for adults. Front seats plenty of space.

    Pros: Cheap running costs, great handling, good build quality, brilliant commuting car

    Cons: could do with better performance.

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    2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE Review
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    45

    My Car Is My Life — It's Black and runs great. It also is a four cylinder car so it doesn't waste so much gas.

    Pros: If you press the gas hard enough it flies.

    Cons: It is a salvaged car so it has problems here and there.

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    2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SES Review
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    Didn't Win Wrc Two Years In A Row For Nothing — Nice little sport compact car, handles alot better than most other sport compacts I've been in.

    Pros: turns on a dime, with just a CAI and Cat Back exhaust it will put you back into your seat, breaks nice and easy and does have much if any body roll.

    Cons: could accelerate from 0 alittle better

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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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