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Horrible car!!
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By orionmomof3
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2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car brand new! Within a year my transmission went out, clutch, clutch cylinder and my front axle broke!! I never drove it rough never got in an accident nothing! It was in the shop for two months!!! got it back two weeks later my clutch transmission was out again! I got tired of waiting and bought a four door 07 focus....all of them are horrible!! door handle has broken off, cant use the key to the trunk, my alternator broke....mind you both were brand new!!!!! Ford is horrible and I will never buy from them again!!!!!!


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NONE the seats stain horribly even with water on the seats!!


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It is almost a garbage.
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By dianbo
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought a 2005 ford focus. The plastic material is so cheap that many small parts are broken in 3 years. Comparing to my wife's corolla, it is much higher gas consuming. Now the back door remote contral failed to lock, and need spend $300 dollars to fix it. I really regret I bought it.


Best Features

the exteial look is good.


Worst Features

too many to mention. Hope Ford try hard to improve them, otherwise, Ford could never catch those Japnese cars.


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By puskar49
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Less than a year after buying this car, the transmission died. It turns out there is a design flaw with the transmission. Way to go Ford. Regardless, the car is a piece of junk. The interior is cheap and cramped and rattles like the doors are lined with ball bearings.


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None. We finally unloaded this car and there isn't a single thing about it I'm going to miss. I guess the gas mileage was ok.


Worst Features

Design a better car.


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great car
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By MH
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2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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We love the hatchback, but there's more to love, too. Very zippy, even with the automatic, yet pretty good fuel economy. Good road feel and handling. Small footprint with plenty of interior space and decent backseat room. My husband is tall and I'm not, but we both feel comfortable driving. Very reliable. Really like the keyless entry.


Best Features

Hatchback, airbags, fuel economy, handling, acceleration, worry-free.


Worst Features

It does have a little rattle in the glove box when the weather is cold. Would like better back support in the front seats. Would really love this as a hybrid!


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Best Choice for the Price
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By LarryZX4SES
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I have owned many dozens of Fords. I traded-off a 2003 Ranger FX4 for the Focus. My wife and I test drove every make of vehicle before deciding, and the last two choices were a BMW 3 series or the Focus. The BMW was without question better in performance, handling and comfort, but not $20,000.00 better. I drive the car to work daily and average around 28-29 mpg in town. On the highway the mileage can jump to 34 mpg or better. The car is almost paying for itself on gasoline savings alone. The main selling points for me were the leg room, handling, pretty good pep especially for passing on the highway, and over all comfort. For a drive-to-work car, it has been very good.


Best Features

Good handling for zipping through traffic, good horsepower for getting away from traffic, correct seat design to prevent knee binding, not bad looks in dark gray, comfortable enough to drive for hours, and better mileage than everything else in its price range.


Worst Features

Smoother and quieter tires. The factory tires are good, but hard and noisy. Have an option for higher quality interior materials; the plastics do the job and are better than most brands, but I would still like an interior with a little warmth.


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