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Fun , but be ready to spend money repair
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By Nip
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2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I loved my Focus the first year, great
handling. After that, I started having
problems with the engine. They told me
I was using the wrong gas (premium is
bad, regular is good), and need to
clean it up, my fault so no warranty
and they charge me around $550...4
months later, problems with the brakes,
pay $500. 1 year later, I problems with
brakes again and some with engine
injection. The injection, I suspect was
the same old problem, but now it was a
re-call (It has like 7 recalls since I
bought it) the brakes cost me another
$650 bucks. Know I am selling it, and
believe me I not getting another Ford,
much less a Focus.


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I GOT IT AGAIN
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By DAKING*
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2004 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

GREAT!SO MUCH THAT I TRADE-IN MY 2000
FORD FOCUS SE FOR A NEW 2004 FOCUS SE
AND GOT A $3000 REBATE PLUS $4500 OFF
FOR MY OLD CAR TOTAL $7500 OFF THE
PRICE OF THE NEW DO THE MATH...I'AM SO
HAPPY...SEEEYYYAAA....


Best Features

THE COLOR,THE RIDE,THE POWER,THE RADIO, AND THE FORD FOCUS STYLE......IT'S THE BEST!


Worst Features

SHOULDS..WEATHER DEFLECTORS ON ALL WINDOWS AND SPLASH GUARDS.FREE ON ALL THE CARS.


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


Review

Great Car. It is a really good car. I
love it


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Do NOT buy this car without the 2.3
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By Eddie Adams
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2004 Ford Focus ZX3 Premium 2dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I was kind on the fence about this car -
I loved the styling and handling, but
was underwhelmed by the motor. The
Zetec is kinda crude and not too
powerful, especially when you drive it
back-to-back with Hondas and Toyotas.
Then, I drove one with the new Mazda-
built 2.3 - what a difference! This
motor is a little jewel - smooth and
powerful, with a nice little growl as
you hit 6000 RPM. Mind you, this is no
WRX-hunter, but it's plenty quick
enough. To top it off, I got a
ridiculously good deal - almost $4,000
off, plus a 5/100,000 bumper to bumper
warranty.


Best Features

Love the uprated engine, and the handling and steering are scalpel- sharp. This is one of the best-handling cars I've driven at any price. Also love the styling - great design, hasn't worn a bit since it came out in 2000.


Worst Features

A little cheap-looking inside, particularly compared to Civics and Corollas. The center console interferes with shifting. Shifter is a bit notchy, but it's accurate. Chassis is a bit twitchy on grooved concrete. There's also a bit of torque steer.


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Edmunds doesn't know squat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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By one_focused_svt
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2004 Ford Focus SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

Never had a problem this is a dream
car for 20 grand couldn't ask for
more, handleing is in a class of its
own plenty of power, tranny is
outstanding, over all this one gets a
15 out of 10! I WILL BE A REPEAT BUYER!


Best Features

A car that comes stock with heated leather Recaros, and HID's bimmers don't even come with them half the time


Worst Features

not a damn thing, don't listen to edmunds they're a bunch of old men in wigs that don't know squat, just look at the numbers, they say 8.0 consumers say 9.2+, old geezers, lol!


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