by asmaestas on May 18, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Bought my Ford Focus Sedan in 2004 with only 3500 miles. I now have 114000 miles on it. It runs like a champ. I get about 25 mpg around town 40 mpg highway. 29 mixed. Automatic. The only problem I had with it was the sway link bushings had to be replace. My Focus is strip down model, no power windows, no cruise control.
I had the cruise installed else where. It's been a fantastic car! I'll drive it till wheels fall off or it gets wrecked. It's very well maintained.
by mesm on Mar 21, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I got into a head on collision with a drunk driver in a GMC Yukon while driving my '05 Ford Focus and walked away with nothing but whiplash and a few cuts and bruises. The entire front of the car was flattened, but all of the built in safety features worked and saved both mine and my passenger's lives. In another car, we could have easily died. The gas mileage could have been better, but this is a great car if you're looking for something safe, reliable, and sturdy.
by gbowen3553 on Jul 10, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought my '05 Focus, used, three years ago. I was looking for dependable, cheap transportation for my Daughter.
90k miles later, I am Not dissapointed! Extreemly Dependable, low maintenance cost, high gas mileage (31 MPG in City), ang plenty of get up and go for a 4 Cyl.
Very smooth Automatic, with overdrive,
The interior and the Trunk are Huge, especially for a small car.
Plenty of Grocery Room.
Road noise is very noticeable, but what small car doesn't have that?
Overall an outstanding little car and YES, I would purchase another!!
by bioc06 on Mar 24, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
My '05 Focus has been prone to maintenance issues.
Despite following the scheduled maintenance guide and having less than 50,000 miles, the transmission has gone. The cause, according to the mechanic, is wear and tear on a band, and nothing could have been done to prevent it.
Twice, the alignment has gone out.
No cause was given.
by Kimberly on Nov 11, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I love this car - this is my second 2005 Ford Focus ZX4! The first one I bought was in 2005 Sangria Red I drove it for 2 years and put 35,000 miles on it and absolutely loved it!! I traded it in for a bigger car Mercury Grand Marquis also a Great Ford product - but I missed the little Ford Focus. Five years later driving past a Ford dealership I spotted from the road 2005 white Ford Focus ZX4 - I pulled in and bought another one! This one had the same exact mileage 5 years later as the one I traded in - it was fate - meant to be. Its just a fun little car to drive! Great gas mileage If I drive the speed limit I get 37 mpg on the highway (manual 5 speed). Everyone should own one!!
The new model year ushers in some significant changes for the 2005 Ford Focus. Exteriors have been updated with revised fascias and trim, and the car's oddball interior design has been replaced by more sedate and sophisticated furnishings. Last year's diverse engine lineup has been scrapped in favor of an all-new PZEV-rated 2.0-liter power plant good for 136 horsepower. A performance-oriented ST sedan has been added to take the place of the discontinued SVT Focus hatchbacks; it features a 151-hp incarnation of last year's excellent 2.3-liter PZEV engine. The 2.3-liter loses its squeaky-clean PZEV rating, however. In other news, the typically confusing array of trim levels and packages has been organized into logical and consistent trim lines, standardized across all body styles. New audio systems, increased interior storage and tweaked suspension tuning round out this year's midcycle makeover.