By Tracey on
2004 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I was really looking forward to owning one of these cars, because all I had heard was positive feedback (car of the year, reliable etc.). I have had numerous problems with the car, first and foremost having to replace the transmission within the first week of ownership! Then before it turned 2 it overheated and had to be towed to the dealership. Also, the clutch to the a/c had to be replaced. I think I got a lemon and will replace as soon as possible! Don't take the chance on this car!
Stereo, power mirrors, sporty feel.
Seating is uncomfortable, back seats don't fold down all the way. Visors are cheap!