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One great car....
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By Tom
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2006 Ford Focus Wagon ZXW SES 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is a sporty small car that feels much larger than it is. Roomy inside, comfortable and convenient.


Favorite Features

It's all good. Love the manual transmission.


Suggested Improvements

Locking gas cap and crossbars for roof rack which are not included.


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2006 Focus SES Wagon Automatic - Bought new, now 5 years old
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By jmiller38
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2006 Ford Focus Wagon ZXW SES 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The first 2 years gave me very satisfactory service, and then things went from good to not so good. Had to have a new transmission around 34000 miles (under warranty). Headlights needed replacing at 3 years. Trim clips are lousy. Starter battery died; needed new fuel line and now the alternator went out ($700). Bumper crumples and quite costly to repair. Plastic gears for the arm rest break easily. Costs $500 to replace. Have had all my service done on schedule by Ford and do get good mileage. Bought for safety considerations. My car has had more problems than my friend's 2006 Focus hatchback. I'm wondering when the brakes and/or exhaust will go. Considered contacting Ford directly.


Favorite Features

Mileage is good. Appearance is nice. Paint has held up beautifully.


Suggested Improvements

Too much plastic in high stress areas. Too many electrical issues. What's with the automatic transmission dying so soon?


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Good, but...
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By economicat
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2006 Ford Focus Wagon ZXW SES 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is a very useful family car. We chose a wagon instead of an SUV so my small kids could get in and out easily on their own. The problem is that there are no rear headrests, so my children (4 & 8) will soon outgrow this car and we will have to replace it. The heated mirrors and seats work great and the care gets decent mileage. It will make strange noises if gas falls below a quarter tank, so beware. Sometimes the start is a little jumpy, but not really that bad. Fully loaded, it is an affordable alternative to the $35K+ we would have spent on another wagon, with as much rear room as a midsize SUV.


Favorite Features

Moonroof; heated seats and mirrors.


Suggested Improvements

Add headrests in back seats; allow rear bench cushion to split; more cupholders in back


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Fun & Practical
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Brent
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2006 Ford Focus Wagon ZXW SES 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

First Impressions - The first time I drove the Ford Focus Wagon was in 2003 as a rental. I was really amazed how fun it was to drive and so eventually we needed to buy a second car and it had to be capable of long trips that allowed our new dog to come along for the drive. Second Impressions - Our new 2006 Ford Focus Wagon ZXW SES is even better now that when I first drove the Focus. Not only is it extremely fun to drive, but it's fully loaded with options that some car makers don't even offer. The engine is peppy yet fuel efficient, the drive feels sporty and the visibility is perfect. Plus we can drive in comfort with leather heated seats and our dog has his own room with a view.


Favorite Features

Exterior finish, Interior Finish, Leather Heated Seats, Moon Roof, visibility, Peppy Engine, Manual Transmission, Heated Mirrors, Stereo controls on Steering wheel, ABS + Traction Control, Comfortable Drive, High Driving Position.


Suggested Improvements

The trunk on the wagon is a bit tricky to operate. While it is quite light, it doesn't close fully without giving it an incredible slam. Otherwise it latches but doesn't close completely and you have to use the key fob to release it and try again, which is a bit startling for our dog in the back.


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A good car for the price
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By Lawrence
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2006 Ford Focus Wagon ZXW SES 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Although the design is now several years old (2005 "freshening" was insignificant), it's functional and offers a fun driving experience. Great for tall folks (I'm 6'2") and super in the Ottawa winter, thanks to traction control and heated seats.


Favorite Features

Handling, brakes and performance.


Suggested Improvements

Rear seat cushion flips, but in one piece only -- a stupid design choice that seriously limits the utility of the 64/40 folding seat backs.


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