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2004 Ford Focus Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

2004 Ford Focus Hatchback

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


Review

I really enjoy driving my car. I dont
have any options in it other then AC,
CD player and cruise becaues Im 6'7 I
can reach across the car easy. The
only suggestion that I would have
would be to maybe add a hood scoop. It
is a sporty looking car and It would
appeal to the teenage and younger
crowd if you had a hood scoop like the
mustangs, and maybe better city to
highway mileage. 30 city and 35-40
highway would be able to compete
better with the foreign cars in the
economic standpoint.


Best Features

Leg room and head room. Im 6'7 and I was very surprised that was one reason I got the car


Worst Features

A little better fuel economy. 30 city and 35-40 Highway would be better off with only a 10 gallon tank


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Wonderful Car
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By JLUFORTE
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2004 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX5 Comfort 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

We traded in our 1998 Camaro, and trust
me this new car rocks! Tons of mod
options... that aren't very pricy. I
love it, the MP3 player is a definite
plus. Thank you!


Best Features

MP3 player, very roomy, the air is like ice, great wheels, beautiful body style, best car for the money.


Worst Features

Perhaps better interior fabric on the comfort edition...


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better then expected.
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By jdft
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2004 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX5 Comfort 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

i was expecting to settle for a plain
car, due to my financial limits. but
this 2.3liter engine is very fast. it
has more horsepower then my huge (in
comparison) sable wagon had. the only
areas of concern is lower gas mileage
then expected, but perhaps that is
because i like to drive it hard. the
a/c is weak and blow dust and leaf
debris thru the vents. love the new
stereo system that lets me see title of
song playing.


Best Features

engine power, layout of hatch and luggage space, good handling.


Worst Features

put a filter on a/c intake, make a/c blow colder.


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Nice Surprise!
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By ValWat1
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2004 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX3 Comfort 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

At first when my salesman brought the
car over for me to look at honestly I
thought "I dont like it" because I
really wanted a 4 door model. But when
I sat in it I noticed how comfortable
the seats were, how great the stereo
was, the neat armrest compartment
between the seats the (get this) Cruise
Control & on & on...Also how
surprisingly LARGE the trunk space is I
fell in LOVE with it.


Best Features

CD silver color & THE SPACE! It has so much space inside for a car that appears so small on the outside. See I also have an Escape and I feel just as comfortable in my truck and I do in my Focus but the Focus is more fun to drive and surprisingly handles very well.


Worst Features

I need somewhere to put my CD's, I have the COMFORT model and it doesnt have cd storage. I just put them in the glove compartment. I would sacrifice the cruise control & remote trunk opener for auto door/windows/mirrors on my model.


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WHAT A SURPRISE
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By SEARAYMAN
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2004 Ford Focus Hatchback ZX5 Premium 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have not owned a compact car in 25
years because I like performance and a
little more comfort. I recently
rented a Ford Focus and was really
impressed. So impressed that I
visited a Ford dealer and drove a
ZX5. It was even better than the low
end rental car. I bought it that day.
The acceleration, comfort,
smoothness , quiet ride and features
were a genuine surprise. It is also
fun to drive. It's more like a little
sports car than a compact sedan. It
has more features than expected for
the price.


Best Features

Excellent acceleration, quiet ride, styling, good layout of controls.


Worst Features

Lumbar adjustment on seats.


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