2004 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Ford ZX-5

2004 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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SVT 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Ford ZX-5
By LAK on


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


I have had my Focus ZX-5 (5-speed
manual) since April 2002 and have been
happy with my decision to purchase this
vehicle. I put a lot of miles on the
car initially so I have about 20,000
miles on the car, and reliability has
been very good, with no trips to the
dealer other than for routine
maintenance. The car handles well, and
has a good amount of power for a 4
cylinder (16 valve vetec). The front
seat position is higher than most cars,
making for easy entry/exit and
providing good visibility. Fit and
finish are very good. Mileage is about
26 city, 32 highway. At this price
point this car is hard to beat.

Best Features

Fun to drive, good seating position putting the driver higher than in most cars. Six disc in-dash CD player is a great feature, and sits high on the dash for easy reach. The hatchback is great for being able to put large items into the car.

Worst Features

I wish the car was a few inches wider in the hatch area as it is tough to fit golf clubs in the hatch area widthwise. Also would be nice to have a 120 volt converter outlet for electronics without using the "lighter" socket. A few more mpgs would be great.
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