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My Ford Focus
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By Debra Anne
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2004 Ford Focus ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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When I bought my Focus I was looking for a reliable affordable car to get my kids to school, me to work and to the supermarket. But I have to say it is really a pleasure to drive. It responds quickly and tightly to any kind of situation. Smooth shifting, great mileage, and a fun ride overall. A fun fun road trip car. And after three years of a NYC commute and transporting teenagers it is still in excellent condition - not a tick or a sputter. I did my brakes and will do my shocks but this is totally chalked up to NYC roads and driving conditions.


Best Features

My moonroof and my 6-cd changer.


Worst Features

Headrest placement is uncomfortable for short chick with ponytail. There's no good setting.


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Decent Car for the Money
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By dgk
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2004 Ford Focus ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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Originally, I had wanted an SE, since I didn't really need all of the extra junk that the ZTS has. However, since it was the end of the model year I ended up getting a good deal on the ZTS. The 2.3L engine is quite peppy for a 4 cyl, and the car handles like a sports car that costs thousands more. The interior is quite comfy and can easily hold four people without much effort. The trunk is surprisingly large, probably due to the height of the back of the car. The styling of the car is okay I guess, but I am not much into that sort of thing. My only complaints are that the fuel mileage is very disappointing for a supposed economy car, and it seems like the exterior scratches easily.


Best Features

Powerful engine for a 4 cyl, sporty handling, spacious trunk for a small sedan


Worst Features

Better gas mileage


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Fun little hot rod from SVT
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By Chris
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2004 Ford Focus SVT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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What a great car! Having owned SVT products in the past, I have always been impressed with the performance, handling and all around fun factor of these cars. This Focus was no exception. That being said, it does have it's "quirkiness", mainly that the engine has an emissions-control function that makes the revs hang in-between shifts and that the dual-stage flywheel takes some getting used to. However, these are easily corrected by a "tune" for the ECU. It also adds 10 HP to wheels and allows you to scan for DTC's. The car handles extremely well for a front driver. You can actually get it to four wheel drift!! I have the EAP package-a must have!


Best Features

Recaro heated seats, HID's, low- profile 215 series tires w/lightweight rims, engine block heater (very nice for here in New England) and the great Audiophile system that comes with this EAP package.


Worst Features

I had to installl a tune to cure the goofiness with the engine, and a short throw shifter with the Getrag counterweight removed really enhances the shifting of this car!! Could certainly use a better factory tune.


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Love it!
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By FocusFanatic
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2004 Ford Focus SVT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)


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I bought this '04 SVT back in August of last year in Nebraska, flew in signed the paperwork, and drove back to Ohio. I was not dissapointed. This car is fun to drive, great mileage, and with a few mods, you can up the ponies and the performance for just fraction of the costs for other vehicles.


Best Features

I would have to say my favorite features area the Recaro seats and the HID Headlamps. But the factory stereo does thump.


Worst Features

Just up the ponies a little bit from the factory


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Most fun car I've ever had
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By Barry V
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2004 Ford Focus ZTS 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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The version has power and PZEV to boot! I was glad to finally turn in the mini van for this. Its always fun to drive. Only things I've improved was to change the radio from 6 dish CD to Mach 500, 6 disk and new speakes. Added cabin filter (it really works well). High performance rotors and pads.


Best Features

205 50/16 tires. Mach 500 6 disk CD/radio. Power everything. Moonroof


Worst Features

More power, 144 bph is very nice but 175 + would be excellent. I would sacrifice PZEV for that. V8, manual trans with rear wheel drive


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