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Fab Focus
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By bobby240
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2004 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

A fine-handling and looking car with plenty of lux touches for the price. Performance is great with good economy. The interior is refreshingly stylish - a feature ruined on the '05s. The quality of interior materials is only so-so, however; my car had numerous trim defects. The hood is of too-thin metal and lacks an underside pad. The heater fan is noisy on higher settings, and using air con saps engine power considerably, esp. in 5th. The car is a little slow off the line (in 1st), but picks up in the higher gears. With the sloping hood it's hard to see the corners of the car. Overall, for the money the '04 Focus SE is a great buy.


Favorite Features

Peppy engine, great handling, great upgraded Mp3 stereo, commanding driving position, great style and good fuel economy.


Suggested Improvements

Poor interior fit & finish, too many cheap plastics, can't see car's corners, thin-metal hood, no tachometer (on SE model), center armrest doesn't fold away far enough, no locking gas cap


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Not made to last
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By ahenle
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2004 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I got this car from my brother with about 60K miles on it. The check engine light came on soon afterwards, the IMRC actuator was not working. Brake rotors wore out about every 20K miles, apparently that's normal. At 119K, IAC went bad, then everything else did too. Fuel lines, fuel pump, MAF sensor, O2 sensors, bad cat, and the brakes squealed even with new rotors and pads. It was a great car until about 100K miles, then it gave up. Oh yeah, the air filter is "lifetime" or 100K miles, then it's 500$ Poor quality parts, disposable American car. My 93 Subaru has 180K on it, runs great, very few problems. Sad American cars can't really compete with Japanese cars that are made in America


Favorite Features

Good fuel economy when everything works. Which is not very often.


Suggested Improvements

American car manufacturers should use better parts. Either that or make the poor quality parts easier to reach, so you don't have to take them to the dealer to replace for large amounts of money.


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Great Car
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By Keith
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2004 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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Great Car! Bought used with 24,000 miles on it, now have 105,000 and had only minor issues. Pretty comfortable, great gas mileage, 2.3 delivers good power too. Only issue I have is that it doesn't do all that great in the snow.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage, fun to drive


Suggested Improvements

Intermittent Wiper intervals - some are too quick while others are too long (I know, really picky)


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my focus
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By franv
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2004 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

good value and american made


Favorite Features

feels like my camry


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By Shirley Graumann
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2004 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

It gets great gas milage and it is fun to drive. It could use a little more power. But who wants a speeding ticket?


Favorite Features

The cd player is cool and radio it tells who you are listening to and the song on most stations. I also like that the back seats fold down I had a truck before this car and that comes in handy.


Suggested Improvements

Maybe if you have not already done it leather.


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