Used 2005 Ford Focus Consumer Reviews

List Price Estimate
$1,721 - $3,647

Used Focus for Sale
Select your model:
See all for sale
12345...65

Trending topics in reviews

Pros
Cons

2005 Ford Focus ZX4

Bryan, 12/21/2004
ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
43 of 46 people found this review helpful

The car looks great inside and out. It drives well and has very nice and quick acceleration. So far, country and city, I am not experiencing the fuel mileage on the sticker. Overall, I love my new Focus.

Report Abuse

Richmond BC Focus

wpgjet, 01/03/2013
ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
14 of 14 people found this review helpful

Bought my 2005 Focus in September 2005. 113,700 KMs later it is running fine. The CD player, however, is prone to failure. I have had SEVEN replacement CD players installed, under warranty. Also, the power door lock mechanism has had to be replaced twice, also under warranty. Otherwise, the car is reliable and fun to drive. No actual mechanical problems. As with any new car purchase, it is a good idea to buy the Extended Warranty, as the electronic gadgets are expensive to replace.

Report Abuse

Great little Wagon, Very Dependable

dantomfin, 03/28/2010
ZXW SES 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
14 of 14 people found this review helpful

Had it new since '05. Zippy, handles well, decent gas mileage (around 20 in the city, better than 30 on the highway). Have had NO breakdowns or any mechanical issues - an EXTREMELY dependable car. Good points -Front seats are very comfortable. Lots of pep. Brakes smoothly and the brake replacement intervals are quite long. Heat and A/C work great. Good cargo space in the back, especially for a small wagon. Decent in the snow. Stock sound system is okay. Bad points - not much room in the back seat. Cloth seats stain easily. Some body creaks that drive me nuts. Build quality could be better. Tail and brake light sockets distorted from light bulb heat.

Report Abuse

205,000 miles and climbing

Nate Marialke, 02/06/2016
ZX3 SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
40 of 43 people found this review helpful

I bought this car with 12,000 miles on it in 2006. I now have 205,000 miles and have had no major mechanical issues! I did re do shocks and struts a couple times and I did replace the tie rod ends and axle shafts. (Michigan winters are hard on any car). Other than that the trans and engine are solid. Shifts great, no leaks, drives very well. My only complaint is the road noise and interior started vibrating at around 150000 miles. But it is an inexpensive car and I plan on driving for 3 more years. You can't go wrong with a focus for the money.

Safety
Technology
Performance
Interior
Comfort
Reliability
Value
Report Abuse

safe and reliable

mesm, 03/21/2012
ZX4 S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
13 of 13 people found this review helpful

I got into a head on collision with a drunk driver in a GMC Yukon while driving my '05 Ford Focus and walked away with nothing but whiplash and a few cuts and bruises. The entire front of the car was flattened, but all of the built in safety features worked and saved both mine and my passenger's lives. In another car, we could have easily died. The gas mileage could have been better, but this is a great car if you're looking for something safe, reliable, and sturdy.

Report Abuse
12345...65
Items per page: