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My first new car
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By iusecad
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2004 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX5 Comfort 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I traded a '95 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4 with
a V8, that I owned for 7 1/2 years,
for this car. So far I'm not the least
bit sorry. (Although, I might miss the
truck when it snows again, mostly
because I don't want to expose my new
car to the road salt & sand.) I guess
to anyone who might be leary of
downsizing like I did, give it a shot.
You'd be surprised at how powerful
these little cars are.


Best Features

Definitely the MP3/CD radio with the cool display. The presets are displayed as the actual station frequency rather than just a number such as 1 thru 6.


Worst Features

I don't understand why the ignition has to be in the run position in order to roll the windows up/down. I've never owned a vehicle that I couldn't run the power windows from the accessory position.


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I hate this car
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By elh430
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2004 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I have not had a single good experience
with this car. It leaks when it rains
hard, the braking system sucks, (I have
been told it the type of brakes it
has), the window adjustors fall off all
the time, handles terrible in the rain,
and snow. the manual handles for the
windows were put on backwards, I could
continue.


Best Features

good on gas


Worst Features

dont go to plaza ford... would not stand behind the car to make corrections. it had 11 recalls.


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My Focus
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By laurie
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2004 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX5 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I purchased my 2002 Focus used. It has
been an absolute pleasure. The
hatchback and split rear seat offers
great cargo storage. I have been able
to move all sorts of stuff. My
boyfriend is 6'4" and fits very well
into the car. People are usually
suprised about how roomy the inside is
for a small car, and ther comment
posativly on the design. Mine is a 5
speed and is a kick to drive. Peppy and
responsive.


Best Features

The sound system rocks! The 6 rack CD player is great


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Me and my Focus are inseparable!
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By Kate in OKC
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2004 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 Premium 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

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.


Best Features

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 feature.


Worst Features

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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Focus Driven
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By Focus on Tracie
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2004 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I have been driving my new Focus ZX3
all over town and went on my first long
trip, I have never had so much fun
driving! The ride was comfortable and
smooth, yeha for cruise control. I just
want to say my car has not suffered a
case of Focus abuse yet! Thanks Ford
for making such a great vehicle!
A Loyal Ford Driver!


Best Features

The seats! The cruise control, the preformance in the curves, and the sporty look.


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