2004 Ford Focus Consumer Review: If only I had known...
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2004 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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If only I had known...
By ecn403 on

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

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Bought used with 19K miles on it. Read reviews thoroughly--thought I had made an informed choice. Knew before buying that car is prone to eat brakes. No big deal--replaced with life time warranty set. Now, at 26K, car has just spent a full week at dealer for 3K in warranty repairs to transmission. Before taking to dealer, took to local garage and was told that this model has had 'a number of issues'. It's fun to drive, but I won't buy another Ford. I love my Hyundai Sonata--better warranty and, so far, more reliable. I'm worried about what is in store for me after the 3yr/36K warranty expires. Another transmission at 50K?

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Love the styling, sporty handling and the amount of power for a small car. Like the 6 disc standard changer.

Suggested Improvements

Recall? Other mechanic hinted at a number of problems that have plagued this model.
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