Careful if you buy a manual 2005 ZX3
By Jennifer Reidy on
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car, took it on vacation and on the way home, the brand new clutch burned out on a Saturday. On Monday I was told the part was on a national backorder. It would be weeks before it would be ready. I was 800 miles from home. My dealership was awesome. They got Ford to pull the part off the assembly line. The reimbursed me up to a $1000, but not for my missed time at work which cost me another $500. I love the car, but I will not buy another manual after this.
I love my CD player, how quickly it accelerates, and the maneuverability in tight places.
Just the field of vision when you look into your rear view mirror to the hatchback. I am tall, so I see more of the inside of the top of the hatchback than I do of the road. (And yes, I have adjusted my mirror many ways.)