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Good car for price
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By dacomfort
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2004 Ford Focus ZTW 4dr Wagon (2.3L 4cyl 4A)


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Overall I am very happy with the car.
The pick-up is pretty good, especially
for a 4 cylinder. It's very spacious
for the price. The gas mileage is what
I expected (based upon Consumer Reports
rating) at about 24 mpg overall. The
one thing that I dislike is when only
the rear window (especially right
window) is down 2-4 inches and
travelling at 45-50 mph there are
strong cavitations pounding the ear
drums. This can be alleviated by
opening other windows though. ZTW
offers a lot more car for little price
increase over SE wagon.


Best Features

I like that the seats can be elevated high; I feel like I'm driving a much larger vehicle. The sport package is nice with the fog lights, lumbar support, and privacy screen for rear. Seats fold down nicely in back with just a little angle for lots of space.


Worst Features

Include the luggage rack crossbars (2 x $96). Cavitations as mentioned above are extreme (reason for low rating of exterior design). More space for storage in front seats. Passenger seat with lumbar support would be nice.


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Awesome Car!
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By Jeff Krug
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2004 Ford Focus SVT 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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This car is great. It has good looks
with comfor and and most of all great
features such as hid headlamps and a
indash six cd changer with subwoofer. I
previously had a 20th anniversary gti
but actually like the svt focus more in
regards of the options it comes with.
It even has a nicer closer shift than
any other stick I have driven which
includes a hist of great cars. Great
price for a awesome car!


Best Features

HID headlamps, Soundsystem, Clutch, Price


Worst Features

Little more power maybe supercharged like other svt cars. Interior materials.


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2004 Focus SVT
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By NJMike
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2004 Ford Focus SVT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


Review

This car lives up to all the positive
reviews it's earned from all major
publications. It's a total hoot to
drive - and you get a $2500 rebate to
boot! This car flies, handles like a
dream and is functional too -
guaranteed to put a grin on your face.
The only bad news - you may not be able
to find any 2004s left - maybe a 2 door
here or there.... and Ford isn't making
a 2005 SVT Focus (go figure). If you
can find one, don't hesitate - buy it.
My car has the audiophile system and
sunroof, all for under $18K after the
rebate. And you get to blow the doors
off almost all the Civic, Eclipse,
Impreza and Jetta drivers out there.


Best Features

6 speed trans is just right, engine wails, audiophile sound system is top shelf, but best of all is the cockpit - seats, steering wheel and gauges are ergonomic perfection.


Worst Features

One complaint - it kills me to buy premium gas. Ford should have found a way to use Regular - even the 300 HP Cadillac Northstar uses regular fuel!


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Focus on Focus
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By cinticindy
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2004 Ford Focus SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

My Focus handles great! The size is
just right. The drive is always
smooth! In fact, the ride was so
smooth I had to have my brother test
drive it, because I was used to cars
that you felt every bump. I have
received many compliments from family
and friends about how nice my Focus
looks and rides!


Best Features

I love the size, shape, and driveability


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fords best
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By houweb
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2004 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon (2.3L 4cyl 4A)


Review

my focus wagon is great 35,000 never a
problem..still looks great ,
comfortable...took cross country and
back and was a pleasure...what a great
car!!


Best Features

rommy yet compact, gas mileage, overall looks


Worst Features

cann to think of any


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