2005 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Average car, but will not buy

2005 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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ZX3 SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Average car, but will not buy again
By magastratus on


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


I bought this car in 2007 with 30k miles, and had to replace transmission before it hit 70k; set me back about $1200. Previous reviews about the interior being especially noisy are accurate. Gas mileage is lower than what I expected. A lot of minor things go wrong with this car. The vent selector switch broke, so it is stuck on blowing air on my feet. I have yet to get this fixed, so I am uncertain what it will cost. Armrest was also flimsy and broke within 6 months. It also takes a very long time to warm up during the winter, and will sometimes have issues starting cold. It will always eventually start, but not without some hassle. Not terrible, but buy something better if you have the $$.
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