I recently bought a new 2004 Ford Focus
ZX3, with the 2.0 liter Zetec engine
and an automatic. After having driven a
minivan for several years, it is so
much fun to zip around in traffic in
this car. The handling is awesome,
especially considering the price. I
bought it for nearly 4 grand off the
sticker!I really like my Focus,
although I wish for a little better gas
mileage. Great car!
At first when my salesman brought the
car over for me to look at honestly I
thought "I dont like it" because I
really wanted a 4 door model. But when
I sat in it I noticed how comfortable
the seats were, how great the stereo
was, the neat armrest compartment
between the seats the (get this) Cruise
Control & on & on...Also how
surprisingly LARGE the trunk space is I
fell in LOVE with it.
CD silver color & THE SPACE! It has so
much space inside for a car that
appears so small on the outside. See I
also have an Escape and I feel just as
comfortable in my truck and I do in my
Focus but the Focus is more fun to
drive and surprisingly handles very
I need somewhere to put my CD's, I have
the COMFORT model and it doesnt have cd
storage. I just put them in the glove
compartment. I would sacrifice the
cruise control & remote trunk opener
for auto door/windows/mirrors on my
I once had a 01' model with a 5 speed,
this auto is just as fun to drive and
the the quality is so good compared to
other cars I have had "
neon,mustang,daewoo" to name a few.
I would give it a second look, can so
many europeans be that wrong ?
Automatic transmission and the
steering, I love it.
The base model should have all wheel
disk brakes and a RS model in the usa ?
After purchase, I feel abandoned by
World Ford. [Although, I did get
solicitations for auto insurance]
Engine idles roughly -- enough to
shake the vehicle. Cuts completely out
when coasting with the clutch in.
Frankly, I do not trust WF enough to
take it back. I can see the $$$ now --
as I opted out of the maintenance trap -
- a mistake, I suppose.
At 6 foot ten and 350 lbs it isn't easy
finding a car that i can fit into much
less be comfortable in. imagine my
surprise when the car turns out to be
fun to drive and, is problem free. On a
900 mile trip i even got more MPG than
ever. 33 while cruising at 75. WOW !!!
This car just continues to be a joy.
Color me in for a svt if they add an