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Never One Regret
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By nursesrock
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my 06 SE Sedan in 8/06. I have never regretted the purchase for one moment. I'm probably going to trade it tomorrow, knowing its resale value is worth well more than what I owe. It's a good feeling knowing Ford builds cars like the Focus. I'm done with Japanese products. The Focus has been an awesome, reliable car, and I've had nothing but compliment feedback from observers and guests. High marks, Ford is only getting better.


Favorite Features

Handling is fantastic, steering wheel is perfect, the vertical seat adjustment for us petites, safety ratings (ABS and all around airbags on my car), paint quality, overall reliability. Great little car, unappreciated by most, most appreciated by some.


Suggested Improvements

The 2012 addresses any potential improvements. Getting one. The 2009- 11 models were, um, ugly.


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Small with good Utility
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By bwsmoney
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2006 Ford Focus ZX5 SES 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Yes it's small. But it has a pretty decent amount of interior space for its size. SES package gives you the controls on the steering wheel, which is nice. As for comfort, it is perfect for my wife (5'3") but not at all comfortable for me (6'5"). Engine is not very powerful, but it's only noticeable when the car is really loaded down. MPG is heavily dependent on how you drive it. No mechanical problems after 4+ years, just one long-term rattle underneath that the mechanics have not been to locate. Antenna base got water in it and therefore some corrosion, and now radio reception is horrible.


Favorite Features

Good handling, small footprint, good interior space, nice styling, good ground clearance, SES package.


Suggested Improvements

Cramped legroom, fit & finish is not great, shift points are horrible, engine loud under stress, paint scratches too easily


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LOVE MY FOCUS
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By MMUSSO
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought the car right off the lot in June of '06 with 61 miles on it. it has been a great car wit great gas milage. the only mechanical issue I have had is the CD player quit working twice, warranty fixed that. I do have the brake noise (coming from the rear drums) like I have read others have issues with, replaced the tired last year because the husband ran over a screw. but that's not the car's fault. Does squeak going over bumps, handles better in snow that it did with the factory tires (can't remember which brand, but they were not pirelli's) And it could have better sound proofing.


Favorite Features

The Color (they called it light tundra metallic) it looks pale green, the gas mileage it GREAT. Handles better than some of the higher priced cars I have driven.


Suggested Improvements

Better sound proofing for outside drving noise, make all wheel disk brakes standard, and address the sqeaks in the suspension


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Agood car All around
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By Andrew
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my car used. I went from a 1998 cavalier to a 2006 focus i had a coil pack go out the same day i bought the car and replaced same day NO cost to me. I'm a stock holder for Ford and i like this car. I am 38 and is a good car all around.


Favorite Features

Gas one tank so far 345 miles


Suggested Improvements

Keep doing what ford is doing


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Still Enjoying
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By Tia
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I was given this car in 12/06 and have had very few issues with it. When I bought the car with 16k there was a slight squeak in rear when I went over bad potholes, and the dealer fixed that. Now, with 55k i am noticing that noise every once in a while again. I have had no other problems with this car that needed to be fixed. I live in Indiana and haven't noticed the issue with the A/C that other people have mentioned. I'm not sure if it's the way I drive or my car, but I do not get anywhere near 30 mpg. I dont check it very often but I think I average around 22-25 mpg. The paint on the radio is wearing off a bit. Only complaint is that although the trunk is pretty big, the opening is not!!


Favorite Features

The removable cup holders for easy cleaning. Extra cup holders in front doors.


Suggested Improvements

Center counsel is not a solid piece, it "hangs" over the emergency brake. Mine is still perfect but I'm worried my dog will eventually brake it. backseat is spacious, but NO actual leg room. make opening to the trunk wider.


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Great Little Car
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By jpeters
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2006 Ford Focus ZX3 SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased brand new in March '06. Coming up on 4 years and 108,000 miles and not a single issue. Have done regular oil changes every 5,000 miles and am on my third set of tires, have replaced one rear light at about 80,000 miles. Thats it for maintanence. Fun to drive, great gas mileage, practically maintenance free. Good acceleration and handling, passing is a breeze. Only complaints are engine noise at about 62 mph but only at that particular speed, not higher or lower. Not comfortable on long drives, say over about 3 or 4 hours, definite booty pain. Has been a fun and faithful little car. Love it!


Favorite Features

Styling, handleing, fuel economy.


Suggested Improvements

Make the cab quieter, more cushion on the seats.


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Problems
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By April
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car used a year and a half ago, because I was going through a divorce and need something that wasn't a gas guzzler and compact. Since the purchase it has needed a new transmission, a new fly wheel and I just replaced the starter. When I bought it the back passenger side strut was already squeaking (and still does). Luckily the transmission and fly wheel were covered by the warranty. However, it cost me $460 to replace the starter. I know there is up keep in buying a car but geez...


Favorite Features

color


Suggested Improvements

Use better parts and be more careful in assembling...


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06 Focus SES ZX5 AT
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By Sgeur67
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2006 Ford Focus ZX5 SES 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased my Focus SES ZX5 new. Love it. getting 25mpg city/30mpg hwy at 70mph. Original Pirelli P6's were super noisy, replaced them after 400 miles with Goodrich TA radials. Quieter than the P6's and far far better traction in snow. After 54K mi brakes are still great, no noise, no squeaks, no dust and still now wore out. AC is always cold when you really need good and cold. This car has all the power you need for every day commuting and quite comfortable on 4hr trip too. I would buy another 4dr hatch if Ford made it. Great little car.


Favorite Features

Theres more room in front seats thanks to not having a great big center console. I like the way the small storage compartments flips out of the way when not needed.


Suggested Improvements

Less hard plastic around the inside. Add more "useful" storage bins and cubbies.


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Liked the car; Didn't like the repairs
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By Holly
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I drove my Focus for just shy of three years when it met a premature death in an accident about a month ago. Honestly, I liked the look of my car and had a lot of fun with it. Unfortunately, my transmission failed at 37,000 miles just beyond the when the factory warrenty expired requiring a rebuild. Two months after the the transmission fiasco, the front driver's side wheel bearing woreout. Also, the CD player was rather tempermental. It only worked when the temperature outside ranged from 60-80 degrees. I'm not very sure what that issue pertained to as it seemed to be a luxury concern compared to the other required repairs to a new college grad with student loans!


Favorite Features

LOVE the trunk space! Gas mileage is pretty good as well.


Suggested Improvements

Too many costly repairs for a car with less than 50,000 miles on it.


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A great American Car!
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By Focus
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I love my focus I purchased it used with only 6k on and in 1st year I put on 35K. Great fuel economy I am getting city/hwy combined milage of 35MPG I am not driving like a a snail. I like that it is a PZEV partial zero emission vehicle. It took Honda and Toyota 1 to 2 years to bring the PZEV to market. The Focus has been PZEV since 2005 here in CA.. The 2.0 PZEV motor is a terrific motor, I have had zero problems.


Favorite Features

My favorite feature are the radio controls on the left just behind the steering wheel.


Suggested Improvements

cup holder plastic liners to come out so easliy when a mug or large cup is placed in them.


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