This will be my 3rd focus purchase in
the last three years. I run my own
business and I travel everyday! The
Focus is the answer to the ever so
rising gas prices. I have gone through
such models as the SE, ZTS, and now the
ZX3 Premium. I purchased my first focus
in 2001 and haev traded them in every
year becasue Ford has made imporvements
every year on them. It trully the best
economical car out there!
The favorite feature would have to me
in Dash 6-CD changer with MP3 playback.
The moo roof, power windows/locks,
perimeter alarm and much much more are
centainly worth the $15,000 for the
The only one problem I have with the
focus lines in the braking system. Once
your brakes make that annoying
squeaking there, is no way to get rid
of it. Other than that I am very
satisfied with my purchases.
I love the sporty look of this car. Fun
to drive, easy to park - I live in the
Moonroof, which was optional. It's the
closest thing I'll ever get to a
I've had my 2004 ZX3 Premium for about
a month now. I've gotten no where near
200 miles for a gallon of gas for city
driving. I thought I was supposed to
get around 340. It's well past the
breaking in point.
A money pit. If I had to rely on this car for above average use I would have been in trouble many times. For a small car the mileage is below avg-my last trip I couldn't even get 30 mpg hwy/22-23city. The transmission fluid had to be changed at 40k - it's synthetic and cost over $200. The alternator went out at 48k-the engine must be jacked-up to release the alternator so it near impossible for an owner to do.You are looking at $400-700 cost due to labor and parts. The ignition lock seized at 45k-must be towed to the dealer to be fixed due to the anti-theft chip. Around $500. Now at 56k the thermostat housing and valve cover gasket are leaking-Parts and labor will cost you around $500.
Hatchback is good for storage; the ride quality is good for a small car for short commutes and long trips. Exterior design is sharp and unique.
Don't get one, the new focus is even smaller inside than my '04, and the reliability is not any more certain. Gas mileage has barely improved, and only for hwy driving.
The only problems I've experienced in
my first month have to do with the
paint job: I've gotten two chips off
the paint on the hood. I dropped the
car by an independent body shop, where
I was told the chipping, while
lamentable, was not unusual for any
car that had been hit by a pebble on
It's got a really sporty feel for such
a small car.
I don't make a lot of money, and so
price is the first thing I look at.
Gas milage is second. I wanted to get
rid of my clunker and find a reliable
new car that I could feel safe and
comfortable in and yet looked ultra-
cool. Enter the Ford Focus. The roomy
interior easly accomidates me and three
friends plus luggage. The steering is
ultra senstive and its got plenty of
power and speed to aid in any driving
emergency. I get between 25 and 35 mpg.
I haven't found a car that's easier to
drive or more fun! It's excellent ride
on short and long trips is definately a
plus. It's no secret, the next car I
buy will be another Ford Focus.
Stereo system (cd/mp3/radio), front
bucket seats, new armrest with storage
compartment. Best feature by far, the
Focus hatchback's ability to transform
into a mini truck. I hauled several
tables, chairs, lawn funature, and even
a twin mattress set thanks to the this
As far as I am aware, power seats and
windows are still not offered on the
Focus. Neither of mine had this feature
and it would definately be my request.
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