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By NY Commuter
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2004 Ford Focus ZX5 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

A great car, wonderfully flexible and spacious interior, never felt claustrophobic like other cars in its class that I looked at (like Corolla, Matrix, Scion, Civic, etc.). 28 mpg average city-and-highway driving, and I drive in New York City. Zippy handling, comfortable ride, a real pleasure to drive. Why anyone who wants a small car buys anything else is beyond me. This car is a great bargain and completely reliable.


Best Features

Large and flexible interior, great handling, great fuel mileage.


Worst Features

A split in the bottom cushion in the back to match the split in the back cushion so that you can fold part of the backseat without having to lift and eliminate the whole bottom cushion.


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By brian
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2004 Ford Focus ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The 2.3 engine is not as economical as the 2.0 but it is quick and smooth. Optional features such as moonroof and/or sports package give car a lot of character. Stock radio with cd has great sound. Heat and air work great. Trunk is larger than it looks and with fold down seats can haul many things. The more passengers, the better the ride. On the down side it has blind spots during rain and snow storms and does slide causing higher insurance premiums. Vehicle braking is slow but has been improved in 2005 models. Color choices are fair. Wipers don't overlap well causing restricted view at times (fair weather car). Overall affordable fun to drive small car with a lot of room inside.


Best Features

Sporty lines, great stereo, comfort, quick, and affordable.


Worst Features

Needs better brakes, better colors, and better wipers.


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Disappointed
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By Tracey
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2004 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I was really looking forward to owning one of these cars, because all I had heard was positive feedback (car of the year, reliable etc.). I have had numerous problems with the car, first and foremost having to replace the transmission within the first week of ownership! Then before it turned 2 it overheated and had to be towed to the dealership. Also, the clutch to the a/c had to be replaced. I think I got a lemon and will replace as soon as possible! Don't take the chance on this car!


Best Features

Stereo, power mirrors, sporty feel.


Worst Features

Seating is uncomfortable, back seats don't fold down all the way. Visors are cheap!


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Ford mess up!
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By Playboy32783
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2004 Ford Focus ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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Since April of 2005 I have had a problem with the ABS and brake light, was not fixed correctly until December 2005. The emergency brake cable snapped, the speedometer was replaced, my windshield was leaking (was replaced before for a defect in the factory glue that holds the rubber seal), a piece of the arm rest keeps falling off! The button to lock the rear power windows gets jammed all the time, fixed once before, still getting jammed! (This was a brand new car when I bought it). More new problem occruing. too much to list. I do enjoy the design of the car, but there are just too many problems with it.


Best Features

The killer sound system is one favorite. I also enjoy the exterior design very much, it's a fun design for all ages.


Worst Features

Everything! I don't know where to start with that one. I guess I would say brake parts, and minor interior modifications.


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one of the best cars i ever owned
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By martha bowen
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2004 Ford Focus LX 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This is one of the best cars I have ever owned. The comfy drive, roomy interior; I love the gas mileage and reliability and I drive a lot with no worries. Would buy another Focus any day.


Best Features

Comfy interior. Gas mileage. Trunk opener inside vehicle.


Worst Features

Keep making this car.


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