2005 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Not What We Hoped For

2005 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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ZX4 SES Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Not What We Hoped For
By Hackman on


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


When we purchased this Focus new, we were hoping to get a car that was fun to drive, great fuel economy, and reliability. Only one of those hopes has been realized. It is fun to drive, but it sure doesn't get the MPG's like most 4-cylinder cars. About 20-22 mpg city is all we can get. The replaceable parts like tires, brakes/rotors, and battery are definitely inferior. All had to be replaced within the first 3 years. And the cost of tires and brakes is outrageous since Ford has to different. Rotors=$75 each, when a comparable Chevy rotor is only $25. Now were getting a strut problem fixed after 43,000 miles. After this experience, we'd be hard pressed to buy another Ford.

Best Features

Engine is peppy, sporty drive

Worst Features

Soften interior noise, better mileage, improve fit and finish of interior and exterior parts
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