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Zero To Hero
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By Paul
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2004 Ford Focus Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I traded in my manuel Protege for this so my wife could drive also and hated it from the start because it was boring and I didn't have trust in Ford cars. Now it's my work car and after driving it more I have learned to love it and trust it. It's had zero problems so it's my hero. Just wish it was a manual with a cd player and power windows, but its the base. Overall this is the best vehicle to have for a work car. I hope it stays this good for the next 50k since its got 50k on it now.


Best Features

Fuel economy 32 mpg. Handling. Quicker than normal 4 cyl engine. Color blood red. Stability


Worst Features

None really. Just put cd players in every car! It's after 2000!


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Focus is junk
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By Sharon Kemp
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2004 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This car has mechanical problems.The front stablizer link went bad at 30,000 miles along with the wiper motor &cooling sensor.At 50,000 miles the doors would lock when the car was not running & would not let me back in,neither with the key or the remote.The gages would flip and wig out when it rained.The car would jump out of gear and down shift and the gear shift would not move out of gear.Loud knocking noise coming the front and re end.When I would take it to the Ford dealership they could never find any problems when they would drive it,but How could they hear anything when the AC would be on full blast and the radio on.They thought I was Crazy.So I bought a Toyota


Worst Features

Ford needs to Rebuild a reliable CAR.They need to take tips from Toyota and Honda.


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Fun to drive
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By Tono
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2004 Ford Focus Sedan ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great up and go, good looking.


Best Features

Sun roof and the audiophile stereo.


Worst Features

Brakes and rotors vibrate.


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2004 Ford Focus
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By cagirl
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Vehicle

2004 Ford Focus Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

It's fun to drive, and gets great mileage. Only problem is squeaky breaks. I Love it.


Best Features

Rack and pinion steering.


Worst Features

Lighted cup holder.


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Ford Quality
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By brian
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Vehicle

2004 Ford Focus Sedan ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The 2.3 engine is not as economical as the 2.0 but it is quick and smooth. Optional features such as moonroof and/or sports package give car a lot of character. Stock radio with cd has great sound. Heat and air work great. Trunk is larger than it looks and with fold down seats can haul many things. The more passengers, the better the ride. On the down side it has blind spots during rain and snow storms and does slide causing higher insurance premiums. Vehicle braking is slow but has been improved in 2005 models. Color choices are fair. Wipers don't overlap well causing restricted view at times (fair weather car). Overall affordable fun to drive small car with a lot of room inside.


Best Features

Sporty lines, great stereo, comfort, quick, and affordable.


Worst Features

Needs better brakes, better colors, and better wipers.


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