Used 2004 Ford Focus Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars


thescorpion1024, 09/13/2003
SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
10 of 10 people found this review helpful

I love it, great car. Great gas milage and fun to drive. However your back will bother you on long road trips.

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4.38 out of 5 stars

Excellent little car

wagnerzx2, 04/12/2013
SE 4dr Wagon (2.3L 4cyl 4A)
21 of 23 people found this review helpful

After my Escort ZX2 died (after 13 years) I needed a new car. After test driving several, this little wagon perked my interest. I bought it used with 86,000 miles on it in August of 2012, and since, (april 2013) have put over 20,000 miles on it. I average about 33 mpg. about 28 city, 32 against the wind, and 40 with the wind. Since I travel a lot, its great to have the cargo space and the excellent gas mileage. And when I'm home, I can haul my three kids all over the place and everyone is confortable, even with one still in a booster seat. My only downside on this very particular vehicle is that I do not have cruise control. Otherwise, its a great car.

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4.38 out of 5 stars

Fun to drive at a price

luckyintx, 07/21/2012
ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

Bought my 2004 Focus ZTS in Dec 2007 with 60K. Nice car but had been in some fender bender where the front bumper wasnt installed back correctly. After eating 2 sets of 4 tires, I found out the rims were bent and it has the rarest of Ford Focus ZTS rims ( wide 5 spoke with slit in the middle) nice design though. The 4 disc in dash CD changer wouldnt work when I bought it and replaced it with a DD Kenwood that sounds great! Since it was bought, I have had nothing but strictly electrical issues, which no one can figure out. I have seen others with this make/ model have this same problem, lights flickering all the time. Overall this car has some get-up-and- go for the size engine.

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4 out of 5 stars

Great Car for Commuting

mike_231, 12/21/2010
SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

Purchased in 2007 with 30k miles, just sold with 66k miles. Overall a great daily driver. Got between 28 and 32 MPG in mostly highway driving. Reliability was above average - only items I replaced were front brake rotors and sway bar end links (a common problem?). Otherwise, I only performed routine maintenance at the intervals suggested in the owner's manual. Good braking and cornering feel with decent acceleration. Complaints include strange options (had PW, PL, power mirrors and remote keyless entry, but no cruise control or tilt steering column), and everything under the car was rusted at the time I sold it. Overall, though, a great value.

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4.25 out of 5 stars

Good car,i would like more power.

zts04chuck, 12/08/2011
ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Good car bought with 44k on it. It's fun to drive but i wish it had more power& the clutch was a bit more aggressive ,if you have your rpm's up when you shift into 2nd,you have to drop them down before it will reengage. First thing i had to do is replace the lock cylinder. The car has91k on it & i have replaced the front struts right side was different than left,right side was bad. Left wheel bearing was replaced as well with the front breaks . I do use the car to tow my trailer w/ATV or mower on it about 1500 lbs,& it does well,i get about 30 mpg average.

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