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it is a great compact car!
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By Memphis, TN
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2005 Ford Focus Sedan ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I have very good experiences with Ford Escort. That is why I chose Ford Focus. My daughter considers the old 95 Ford Escort as our family member because it is so reliable and almost problem free for many years! The best part of the new Ford Focus is: everybody in my family loves it very much! Before I bought it, I read a lot of reviews on it and other cars in its class. I think people tell the truth: fun to drive, looks cute, roomy for big size guys, fuel economy, etc. as it claims, the gas mileages are 26/32. However, I get 30/34! During winter season, I still can get 28/33. It is quite, sharp and smooth. The Ford dealer is honest and nice. I am quite happy to own it.


Best Features

Power window / locks / mirrors / and keyless entry. The best part is the MP3 player! It becomes a pleasure to drive with my favorite songs! The appearance of the car is great. Oh, the arm rest, even though it is a small thing, it helps me a lot especially long distance driving.


Worst Features

The panel can be better. The display of MP3 player could be better. The internal design of European version looks better. The head holder is too high and not comfortable as my old Escort. The steering wheel does not look good. I don't like it.


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2005 Focus ZX4
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By j black
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2005 Ford Focus Sedan ZX4 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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We are very pleased with our 05 Focus ZX4. We also have an 02 Focus Se wagon which we are also very pleased with. The 05 does get 5 to 7 mpg better. The torque curve has been noticeably improved, especially at passing speeds. The stall ratio of the transmission has also been changed. The engine feels very strong when starting from a dead stop.


Best Features

Dash design is open. It does not feel like a small car. I also like the steering wheel-mounted controls for the radio and CD player and the small compartment for CD storage.


Worst Features

Seat belts difficult to latch particularly if one is wearing bulky winter clothing. The emergency brake lever is awkward to release.


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Ford Focus ZX4 SE
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By All4Godjl
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2005 Ford Focus Sedan ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This car wasn't even what my wife and I were originally looking for. However when we saw the gas mileage, exterior style, and heard about the safety features we decided to buy it. I was hesitant about buying a Ford, however we have put 28000 miles on it in one year and drove from CA to TX. The car is still doing good. It's got a few down sides but over all it's a 9 out of 10.


Best Features

GAS MILEAGE IS AWESOME. The steering and safety are also great benefits of the car and it definitely has a great stock stereo system. It also has a lot of room for such a small looking car.


Worst Features

Some parts are starting to "rattle" a little bit (the sunglass holder and the center arm rest lid). As said earlier it's not the most comfortable on long trips. The brakes squeak a little bit and I need to get the ABS checked because the front left tire locked up on the road after it rained.


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By Joanne Johnson
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2005 Ford Focus Sedan ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought car used with 22,000 miles 03/28/05. Have driven 12,000 miles, no problems. Great on gas. Heat comes off engine without heater on when turned to heat. Fast and efficient car with style.


Best Features

Like style of car and ease of controls.


Worst Features

Can't think of any.


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Good buy for the money
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By Donna
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2005 Ford Focus Sedan ZX4 SES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car back in February of 2005, when the car I was driving at the time suddenly dropped dead. I'm a little upset that I didn't get in on the "family deal" & get a few thousand dollars off of the car. But I had no choice. I needed a car. I went to the dealership and pretty much looked for the cheapest cars they had. I was very surprised at what I got for my money. Actually a great little car. Great sound system, very fast pickup, pretty good gas mileage (except when you run the air conditioner -- it sucks up the gas). Huge trunk, back seats fold down. Had to talk the salesman into giving me an ashtray out of another car.


Best Features

Fast pickup.


Worst Features

Ashtray should be standard. Ride could be a little bit smoother.


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