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By John Mills
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2005 Ford Focus Wagon ZXW SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought it used. Right from the beginning, the transaxle seeped. Replaced it twice, along with CV joint twice. Brakes, and engine run well and very zippy on the road. Gas mileage was 30+ on the highway, but 19 or so on the streets. Engine mount bolts kept breaking, or falling out. Three different mechanics said the Focus was notorious for the mount bolts breaking off. Front end requires alignment much more often than Ford recommend. Biggest grevience was trying to replace the headlight bulbs. They are squeezed in between a brace and the headlight assemblies. The only way I found was to remove the assemblies and then have a mechanic realign them. Very poorly designed.


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Ford tough
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Robert Parks
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2005 Ford Focus Wagon ZXW SES 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Great little Wagon, Very Dependable
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By dantomfin
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2005 Ford Focus Wagon ZXW SES 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


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Dependability, fun to drive, cheap to maintain.


Worst Features

Hey Ford, not too smart to have discontinued the Focus Wagon - you had a winner on your hands!


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not bad so far
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Craig
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2005 Ford Focus Wagon ZXW SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I am the 3rd owner of this Focus wagon and bought it for mpg and interior space. Best mileage was 34 hwy and worst was 22 city mpg. I average about 27 mpg. Only problem was a rear door latch failed which was recalled and inspected long before I bought it. Ford refused to reimburse me and it cost me $350 to have it replaced. There are a few interior rattles, especially in winter.


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mpg, interior room, handling


Worst Features

use more rubber or foam to eliminate some rattles


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Believe
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Believer
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2005 Ford Focus Wagon ZXW SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this wagon used with 32000 miles. It has 52k now. Really a great car for the $$. Maintenance is a breeze, very accessable oil filter, I hand screw on and off. Get 32-34 mpg hwy and 24-26 city. Wagon is great for hauling stuff, I could sleep in if economy totaly folds ;-) It's like a mini minivan/suv that gets 30+ mpg on hwy. Around town easy to park. Don't understand the bad reviews from others but they had bad experiences....I had a 1991 escort before this.....got 200,000 miles on it, and it was still running great when I traded in on this Focus.....Ford is the leader in Europe and Brazil on Fuel effeciency and they sell tons in those countries. I'm a believer.


Best Features

Fold down rear seat for tons of hauling room, AC blow ice all the time and in Florida you need it. 32/25 mpg great these days and easy of maintenance also great! Cup holders, top luggage rack, 6 CD changer and cruise control all fantastic!


Worst Features

Speakers kind of stink but they're factory.....may replace, other than that I can't believe they stopped making this wagon in 07' Need cheap transportation? Get one.


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