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Great American car!
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By Very good choice!
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2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought my 05 Focus in 06. I have put almost 100,000 miles on it with no major problems.I did have to replace the rack and pinion and wheels after hitting a very bad pot hole (Michigan...)Ford did have to replace the CD player twice, but no problems since it was out of warranty. Drives and handles very nicely. Comfortable and roomy interior for a compact. Great mileage. I average 30 in the city. This is an outstanding vehicle for it's class and price. Good design well worth every penny which is more than can be said for most cars.


Best Features

Driving performance, Gas mileage, Comfortable and durable seats, Gas mileage and price.


Worst Features

A little quieter on the rd and improved ride (can feel the bumps in the road a little more than larger cars)


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Key stuck in ignition
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By rebel5386
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2005 Ford Focus ZX5 SES 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This is an awesome car. I love it. I have 63000 on it, bought it with 35000. I just now had to replace the breaks and a tail light. However, my key won't come out. Its the ignition tumbler, and ford wants 300 at least to fix it. I don't suppose someone knows a way around this? I love this car, its so much fun, I paid too much at the time, but it has been so worth it. I just hate that I can't get my key out. The car starts fine, and turns off fine, its just that the key wont come out. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!


Best Features

I love how little gas it uses, its sporty look and that for a little four cylinder, it really moves!


Worst Features

Why does it have to have so many sensors? Why does a key need a sensor?


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Nice car
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By T. Dunst
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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98,000 miles so far. Replaced alternator and battery at 60,000 miles. No other problems. 38 mpg. Very fast vehicle, good acceleration. With the manual tranny it is quite sporty and handles well. I will buy another after this one has 200,000 on it. Its been to California (from East Coast) and is my 134 mile a day commuting car.


Best Features

Economically priced.


Worst Features

Why can't this car get 50 mpg? My 1994 Ford Tempo with the 2.3 engine got 37 mpg hauling 1000 pounds of people and gear.


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Horrible car!!
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By orionmomof3
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2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car brand new! Within a year my transmission went out, clutch, clutch cylinder and my front axle broke!! I never drove it rough never got in an accident nothing! It was in the shop for two months!!! got it back two weeks later my clutch transmission was out again! I got tired of waiting and bought a four door 07 focus....all of them are horrible!! door handle has broken off, cant use the key to the trunk, my alternator broke....mind you both were brand new!!!!! Ford is horrible and I will never buy from them again!!!!!!


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NONE the seats stain horribly even with water on the seats!!


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It is almost a garbage.
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By dianbo
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought a 2005 ford focus. The plastic material is so cheap that many small parts are broken in 3 years. Comparing to my wife's corolla, it is much higher gas consuming. Now the back door remote contral failed to lock, and need spend $300 dollars to fix it. I really regret I bought it.


Best Features

the exteial look is good.


Worst Features

too many to mention. Hope Ford try hard to improve them, otherwise, Ford could never catch those Japnese cars.


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