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Update on my Focus
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By Don Arthur
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

With a bit over 4300 miles on the clock the fuel mileage seems to be a little higher. This is an automatic and in-town mileage has improved from 18 using the A/C and 20-21 not using A/C to around 23. Highway mileage has been 32 in the past, no recent long trips to see how that is doing. Using the A/C in town seems to really bring fuel mileage down. Overall, the Focus has been a reliable car, good acceleration, comfortable and fun to drive. I'm a senior citizen and don't put on many miles a year.


Best Features

Acceleration when you need it, handling and overall comfort.


Worst Features

Redesign rear exterior to give better visbibility when backing up. Also, do away with A/C compressor shutting down on acceleration. This is bad here in the Arizona desert heat of summer with warm air blowing until the compressor comes back on.


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A winner in every category
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By oh no tokyo!
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 ST 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Owned a 2003 Focus SE sedan, but wanted something with a little more punch. Decided to buy the ST sedan, and it has been an awesome car every single trip out of the driveway. Sporty looks mixed with common sense, this only improves and already top- notch car. The ST is quick off the line, and holds its own out on the highway. Feels well put together. Handles curves with ease. Lots of good stuff on the inside--heated seats, mp3 player, side airbags, abs, pen holder (2 thumbs up), cruise, heated mirrors. One thing that deserves its own paragraph is the huge trunk the Focus has. You can fit so much stuff in here, tons of luggage, groceries, sports gear, tae kwon do bags...awesome


Best Features

Handling, quickness, fun to drive, huge trunk, reliable, safety features


Worst Features

A little too much plastic on the inside


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Ford Focus - more than you think
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By Alex
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2006 Ford Focus ZX5 SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

My Focus is easy to drive, it's powerful (I also own a Mustang but sometimes I am quicker with the Focus) and it's built very reliably. I had no issues whatsover and I drive it in any kind of weather and circumstance.


Best Features

Engine - powerful and efficient. Automatic transmission - no gaps, no wait for shifting, reacts perfectly to your driving style.


Worst Features

No complaints.


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Suburban Sleeper
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By PHutch
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 ST 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

The 2.3L engine is absolutely fantastic, and at 70 MPH you are just at the botom of the flat power curve, so roll on to pass requires no downshift. It's zippy around town and extremely fun to drive. There have been no problems, the sound system is great, handling is tight and responsive. other small "sporty car" drivers are surprised when they are outperformed by a Focus. I thought that the disconuation of the SVT would make my car choice harder, but this engine makes its power (less HP but more torque) about 1100 RPM lower than the SVT did, which makes it more driveable. You don't have to spin the motor to make good power, and it runs on regular (the SVT used premium).


Best Features

Sound system with driver controls, fold down rear seat/thru to trunk, huge windshield washer tank. Regular gas.


Worst Features

Does not need the spoiler, which does obscure the rear view a bit.


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36000 miles in 1 year
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By focusdriver
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2006 Ford Focus ZX4 ST 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Car was driven hard and fast across Pennsylvania twice a week. Only 2 complaints. Any little snow or a little mud in wheels made vibrations in the steering wheel. A pain to keep clean. And the front tires throw stones /sand /dirt against area in front of rear wheels to the point of needing paint touch up. Not cool. Other than that, this car loves to cruise at 80+ with great mileage


Best Features

Speed and handling. Great sound system


Worst Features

Better wind tunnel work. Use a little dirt and see the paint get sandblasted off the lower rear door area


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