2005 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Good Basic Car

2005 Ford Focus Sedan - Consumer Review

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Good Basic Car
By Joel from IL on


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


We owned a 2003 Focus, and we traded for the 2005. We now have 3500 miles on the Focus. The 2005 is fun to drive, but it seems that I have to readjust the wheel for each bump I hit. It may be because of the low-profile tires. I'm surprised at only 21-22 mpg city which isn't good for a 4 cylinder. The dealer reflashed the PCM to see if that helps. One downgrade is cheaper quality interior materials. Also, the door and quarter panels aren't flush which is a build quality issue. This Focus has been to the dealer for a minor issue of rough morning idle. Despite the negatives, driving a 2004 Cavalier left me wanting my Focus back.

Best Features

Fun-to-drive, acceleration improved from previous generation Focus, MP3 6- CD stereo, lumbar seat adjustment.

Worst Features

More storage for small items, better mpg, improve build quality.
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