GREAT!SO MUCH THAT I TRADE-IN MY 2000
FORD FOCUS SE FOR A NEW 2004 FOCUS SE
AND GOT A $3000 REBATE PLUS $4500 OFF
FOR MY OLD CAR TOTAL $7500 OFF THE
PRICE OF THE NEW DO THE MATH...I'AM SO
THE COLOR,THE RIDE,THE POWER,THE RADIO,
AND THE FORD FOCUS STYLE......IT'S THE
SHOULDS..WEATHER DEFLECTORS ON ALL
WINDOWS AND SPLASH GUARDS.FREE ON ALL
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 Premium 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
I was kind on the fence about this car -
I loved the styling and handling, but
was underwhelmed by the motor. The
Zetec is kinda crude and not too
powerful, especially when you drive it
back-to-back with Hondas and Toyotas.
Then, I drove one with the new Mazda-
built 2.3 - what a difference! This
motor is a little jewel - smooth and
powerful, with a nice little growl as
you hit 6000 RPM. Mind you, this is no
WRX-hunter, but it's plenty quick
enough. To top it off, I got a
ridiculously good deal - almost $4,000
off, plus a 5/100,000 bumper to bumper
Love the uprated engine, and the
handling and steering are scalpel-
sharp. This is one of the best-handling
cars I've driven at any price. Also
love the styling - great design, hasn't
worn a bit since it came out in 2000.
A little cheap-looking inside,
particularly compared to Civics and
Corollas. The center console interferes
with shifting. Shifter is a bit
notchy, but it's accurate. Chassis is a
bit twitchy on grooved concrete.
There's also a bit of torque steer.
Never had a problem this is a dream
car for 20 grand couldn't ask for
more, handleing is in a class of its
own plenty of power, tranny is
outstanding, over all this one gets a
15 out of 10! I WILL BE A REPEAT BUYER!
A car that comes stock with heated
leather Recaros, and HID's bimmers
don't even come with them half the time
not a damn thing, don't listen to
edmunds they're a bunch of old men in
wigs that don't know squat, just look
at the numbers, they say 8.0 consumers
say 9.2+, old geezers, lol!
of course i would have rather drove out
in one of those T birds that i couldnt
stop looking at while i was buying this
car, but i have to admit i like this
i am six foot three and i noticed right
away that the steering wheel was
smaller than usual so my knees were not
wrapped around it, plus the height of
the car left plenty of room for me.
i am used to feeling smashed into a car
as small as this, and for once i feel
it was made for me, especially since
the seat actually lowers.
i have never owned a new car before,
and i have to agree with everyone else,
this is fun to drive, and the sound
system is pretty nice.
spaciousness of the interior
shape of headlights. i dont really
recall what the first focus looked
like, but everyone who sees my car says
it is alot more attractive now, so
apparently it has already been improved
quite a bit.