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2005 Ford Focus Sedan

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Good handling, peppy, and cheap!
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By Justin
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2005 Ford Focus Sedan ZX4 ST 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this focus so I could gift my 2005 Mercury Mariner to my wife to haul the kids around. It is my third focus and I have loved all of them. The worst part would be the cheap interior materials and the layout of the armrest and cup holders leaves a bit to be desired however.....the engine and 5 speed make those issues simply minor annoyances. Its a 2.3 and it feels faster than it is. It grips the road well and goes where you want it to. I know its boundaries like any car so I have a lot of fun driving it and its a cheap reliable car. I bought it with 119k miles over a year ago and I currently have 141k and the only problem I have had to change was the front brakes, rear wheel bearing, and the alternator. All these things are normal especially a car its age so I don't count those as faults. I would love to upgrade to the Focus ST or wait and get the RS but financially I will stick to my little silver bullet.


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HOCUS FOCUS WHAT A RELIABLE CAR
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By HOCUS FOCUS
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2005 Ford Focus Sedan ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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It is very reliable. I bought my 2005 used from a car rental and I have had it for 10 years now. I have 134,000 miles on it and I don't see myself giving it up for a long time to come! I am short and the seat rises up to where your head basically touches the roof! My parents bought one a few years ago because they liked driving in mine and getting in and out was easy for them. I get 35 miles to the gallon even at 10 yrs. old! They aren't the most quiet cars but they are a good ride and dependable.


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Great car
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Matt
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2005 Ford Focus Sedan ZX4 ST 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car new when I was 19 and it never failed me. Outside of regular maintenance I did not have to do anything else. Nothing broke or stopped working and I traded it instead uear for a 2014 Focus ST.


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Great college car
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By no noburt
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2005 Ford Focus Sedan ZX4 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Im in college. I was gifted this car. It was the bare bones model. It had an engine and tranny with the stock radio. The manual windows and locks were annoying but they worked. I replaced the radio and drove from 88K to 120K until i was rear ended and totaled. It gave me 0 mechanical problems. It ran and had A/C. It was great. It looked like shit(due to previous owner) but it got me everywhere with no problems. It was loud when going 80 on the turnpike but I didnt care. I had a radio to listen to. My passengers dealt with the the rear seats so I cant vouch for them. Comfortable, fun, great steering, great brakes, good mpg, good on tires.

Would buy again


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One Year In and Very Satisfied
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By fcaruso213
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2005 Ford Focus Sedan ZX4 SES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my Focus in February 2014 with 66,000 miles on it. So far, I haven't had any issues with this vehicle at all. I am a rather large individual and I'm very comfortable in this car. The interior is very spacious and the Focus fits 4 comfortably. So far, I have only had to perform routine maintenance on this car. The gas mileage averages around 32 mpg and is an excellent choice for a daily commute.


Best Features

Super cold air conditioning Radio with CD changer has excellent sound for a factory radio Tilt and telescoping steering


Worst Features

Front cup holders are in an awkward position


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