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2004 Ford Focus

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Ford Focus Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 110 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 24/32 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 24
  • cty
/
  • 32
  • highway
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Review of the 2004 Ford Focus

  • The 2004 Ford Focus is a wonderful small car that's fun to drive, frugal with fuel and offered in such a wide variety of configurations it would be hard not to find one that suits your needs.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Thoughtful ergonomics, spacious interior, fun-to-drive character, sharp steering, impressive selection of body configurations and features.

  • Cons

    Seats aren't comfortable for everyone, not as reliable as some other cars in its segment.

  • What's New for 2004

    The emissions-friendly 2.3-liter PZEV engine released in limited states in 2003 is now available as an option in all states (it comes standard in California, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont and Maine). The only other notable changes to the 2004 Ford Focus are newly optional leather seating for ZX3 models, and a slightly revised suspension offers improved handling.

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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Mixed feelings

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Focus LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I do not like cars, but needed a vehicle and got a good deal on the Ford Focus. I have been amazed with its reliability, comfort and ease of driving. It is a very comfortable car to drive, and I drive in winding mountainous terrain. It drives well in the winter in snow. Very comfortable and reliable, but I just personally like SUVsl




Zero to hero

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Focus LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I traded in my manuel Protege for this so my wife could drive also and hated it from the start because it was boring and I didn't have trust in Ford cars. Now it's my work car and after driving it more I have learned to love it and trust it. It's had zero problems so it's my hero. Just wish it was a manual with a cd player and power windows, but its the base. Overall this is the best vehicle to have for a work car. I hope it stays this good for the next 50k since its got 50k on it now.




One of the best cars

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Focus LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

This is one of the best cars I have ever owned. The comfy drive, roomy interior; I love the gas mileage and reliability and I drive a lot with no worries. Would buy another Focus any day.




My '03 focus

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Focus LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Love it and have great service from Dealer!!




Focus on this

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Focus LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Sporty, affordable, reliable car...nice economic car to drive and it is really inexpensive on gas. It is a cute car that is roomy inside, and hsa great curves outside.




Very good

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Focus LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

I like the Focus! It looks great, especially in white. Super price.Good gas milage-38 highway 31 city. It has a great feel to it. Just drive something else after driving it and you really will notice....even a WRX. Massive trunk! Comfy seats...they go up and down..it helps when you are 6ft 3ins.Finally a good european car sold by ford in the US.



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Full 2004 Ford Focus Review

What's New for 2004

The emissions-friendly 2.3-liter PZEV engine released in limited states in 2003 is now available as an option in all states (it comes standard in California, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont and Maine). The only other notable changes to the 2004 Ford Focus are newly optional leather seating for ZX3 models, and a slightly revised suspension offers improved handling.

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Talk About The 2004 Focus

2004 Ford Focus Discussions See all Started By

ANT14
ANT14
05-31-2003
Detroit News just reported on changes to the 2004 Focus, included is a spy picture undergoing testing....


curious
curious
03-26-2004
Have just seen the new Ford Focus 2005 preview at http://www.Fordvehicles.com/2005focus and it looks amazing... completely different from the old Sedan SE or ZX3 or ZX5. It looks like an Acura Integra...


mod7
mod7
07-10-2005
I own a 2004 Ford Focus ZTS. In the last couple of days the Brake Light goes ON & OFF when I am driving. Sometimes it goes on when I am stepping on the brake and sometimes it goes on even when I...



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