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By Heres How
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2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I've now had the car long enough to fairly evaluate it and there's really nothing to gripe about. I sold an F150, wanting better mileage, and had driven the 2.0 engine and decided to buy this because of the 2.3 that became available. This car feels like a sports car, it handles great, is very quick for it's class. The 2.3 engine has 145 hp and responds right when you want it. The five speed is very precise. I don't like automatics and manuals like this one are the reason why. I'm an older guy who is an enthusiast and recommend this car to anyone who enjoys driving responsive cars and still needs a back seat. I have the sport package with standard brakes but recommend the anti lock upgrade.


Best Features

Engine power, precise steering, stereo has nice features. Hatch and folding back seat come in handy. Really impressive suspension, feels like a sports car. It took me some time to get used to the style but it's not a clone, it sticks out in the crowd.


Worst Features

Brakes; I bought off the lot and probably would have upgraded the brakes. Four wheel discs would be nice.


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Most Fun for your Money
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By shell2n
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2004 Ford Focus SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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A real blast of a car yet can be used for everyday driving. In fact, you want to drive more because of the fun of this car


Best Features

Handling, ride, quietness and comfort on the highway. Easily can sit four people comfortably.


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Pocket Rocket
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By ando21133
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2004 Ford Focus SVT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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The SVT Focus is a blast to drive. It does two things exceptionally well - going fast and cornering. If that's what you're looking for in a car, buy one. This car will turn corners at speeds you never though possible, and is very stable at speeds that will get you arrested rather than just a speeding ticket (if caught). For basic transportation, there are better choices, though. The car is not very roomy, the ride is a bit firm, the engine is loud, and its a Ford. Also, for its size, the gas mileage is terrible, and it requires minimum 91 octane fuel. My SVT five-door is my daily driver, and I'm very happy with the purchase.


Best Features

European appearance package including Recaro heated leather front bucket seats, high speed capabilities, excellent brakes, decent stereo, relatively rare car (under 1100 2004 five-door SVT Focuses were built).


Worst Features

Should have been offered with optional all-season tires. Front strut tower brace would help minimize body roll. Option to completely switch off traction control would have been nice (there is a switch but it only partially defeats the control). The six-disc CD changer is K-mart qualiity.


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tonis zx3
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By toni ann
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2004 Ford Focus ZX3 Comfort 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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this is my first new car. and i love it. its fun looking i have an yellow and black car. its drive smooth. everything a 22 year old can ask for.


Best Features

i have stock black and yellow leather seats. and dark tinted windows.


Worst Features

no complaints....


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FOCUSNME
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By Eileen
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2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Great Car!! Only downfall is the color- YELLOW! But other than that this car is fun to drive and equipped with the 2.3l engine it has a great pick up. Seats are confortable and with the premium package the entire experience is excellent. I had a '01 Nissan Sentra before purchasing this Focus and it was definetly an upgrade. I would never trade this in for anything in its class!


Best Features

The 2.3 Engine, 6-disc CD player, Sunroof, the color!


Worst Features

Exterior styling could be improved when compared to other cars in its class, but other than that every thing is superior!


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