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2006 Ford Focus

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36000 miles in 1 year
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By focusdriver
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 ST 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Car was driven hard and fast across Pennsylvania twice a week. Only 2 complaints. Any little snow or a little mud in wheels made vibrations in the steering wheel. A pain to keep clean. And the front tires throw stones /sand /dirt against area in front of rear wheels to the point of needing paint touch up. Not cool. Other than that, this car loves to cruise at 80+ with great mileage


Best Features

Speed and handling. Great sound system


Worst Features

Better wind tunnel work. Use a little dirt and see the paint get sandblasted off the lower rear door area


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Pretty good buy
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By Kika
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2006 Ford Focus ZX3 SES 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I like my Focus Hatchback. It's compact, so it's great for fitting in small places and such. However, I keep hearing a noise associated with the brake/transmission that I can't figure out. I took it in to the dealership and they fixed another noise (which was the backseat latch needing oil). This other noise worries me, though. Otherwise, I cannot complain. The A/C's great. The sound's pretty nice and I like the speaker set up. And, it drives smoothly. I would recommend it for a first time car-buyer.


Best Features

Speaker set up (standard, not Sony) A/C. Size, gas mileage


Worst Features

More comfortable access to the rear seat.


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Focus = Meh
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By Ford Driver
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Bought this car because it was inexpensive and came with a body kit. Handles well, good gas mileage, nice looking exterior.


Best Features

If you keep the car in cruise control on the highway, you could easily get 40mpg. Interior is quiet. Handles well.


Worst Features

The radio LCD display looks to be circa 1986. After racking up 11k miles, the engine is starting to get noisy. Door handles seem to be more difficult than other cars. Steering wheel is kinda uncomfortable. Handles well, but has blah acceleration (2.0 Duratec). Very high depreciation!


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Ford Focus met our needs
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By J.L.Thomas Jr.
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2006 Ford Focus ZXW SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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The Ford Focus wagon is a comfortable as well as economical car to drive. We have 3 dogs that we like to travel with and this wagon handled all the dogs as well as a luggage rack on its roof. This allowed for the family to travel safely as well as comfortably. We weren't certain at first if this 4 cylinder engine would have the power to haul all of us everywhere but it sure has; we are pleased. We weren't happy with the limited choices of paint colors offered. The rear floor of the cargo area should have been a little more than a thin sheet of plywood with a layer of carpet. Over all we are pleased with our purchase and the reasonable price we paid. We'd purchase this car again in a heartbeat.


Best Features

Very roomy for any 4 cylinder car.


Worst Features

When putting rear seat down to increase cargo area, there needs to be a better design so rear seat lays flat.


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so far so good
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By timotee
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2006 Ford Focus ZX3 SES 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have had my car for a little over a year now. I must say that I love this car. It really is too bad that Ford is doing away with the hatchback! My only single complaint is the fuel economy. I do mostly spirited highway driving and I average about 24 mpg. I realize the EPA sets these numbers so it's really not their fault. I would recommend this car to anyone.


Best Features

Handles really well for a small car.


Worst Features

Maybe a little more comfortable seat and someone kick the EPA in the head for rating this at 31 mpg highway!


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