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Focus = Meh
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By Ford Driver
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2006 Ford Focus Sedan ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Bought this car because it was inexpensive and came with a body kit. Handles well, good gas mileage, nice looking exterior.


Best Features

If you keep the car in cruise control on the highway, you could easily get 40mpg. Interior is quiet. Handles well.


Worst Features

The radio LCD display looks to be circa 1986. After racking up 11k miles, the engine is starting to get noisy. Door handles seem to be more difficult than other cars. Steering wheel is kinda uncomfortable. Handles well, but has blah acceleration (2.0 Duratec). Very high depreciation!


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From One to Another...
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By Mike
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2006 Ford Focus Sedan ZX4 SES 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I traded a 2001 ZX3 for this 2006 SES. After driving this car for a year now, I think overall I wish I would have kept my ZX3! The build quality was MUCH better on the ZX3 but the SES has more power. There are some annoying squeaks and rattles that were a non factor on the ZX3. I don't know why Ford would not make the seats that are standard on the ZX3/ZX5 standard on the SES. These have much better side bolsters. Don't get me wrong, I like the SES. The steering feel and handling are great. The ride is not too firm. The Sony Audiophile system has great sound and the auto transmission is smooth shifting.


Best Features

Sony Audiophile stereo and the powertrain. The steering is just as good as cars costing thousands more. I can't stand over-assisted steering


Worst Features

Terminate all Quality Control employees at the Warren MI assembly plant. They must sleep on the job!


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More than I expected
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By JIDude
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2006 Ford Focus Sedan ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I wanted an inexpensive vehicle with decent mileage, handling and room enough for the wife and kid. This car is more than I'd expected in terms of: vost, gas mileage, handling, acceleration and interior room. I think one can't go wrong for the price by buying this car.


Best Features

Nice handling, quick response, good AC, controls in good locations.


Worst Features

Cup holders are useless. SE trim-level seats do not give good support and are mushy.


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Good car for the $$
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By Jason
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2006 Ford Focus Sedan ZX4 SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I got this car brand new in March, I Had 3 things at the top of my want list for my new vehicle purchase. 1~ Under $15K new. 2~ averaged over 26-mpg. 3~ Good warranty. Well my 2006 Focus SE is all of that and then some. My purchase price was $12,550, that was with auto transmission, power windows/locks etc. The car drives and handles great, I am averaging 29-MPG so far, so I'm happy with that. (I've put 15,500 miles on it so far). Overall great car.


Best Features

Great driving experience, peppy little 2L motor. Averaging 29~mpg in combined city/highway driving.


Worst Features

Fix the position of the worthless cup holders, put a rubber tray on top of the dash like the F-150's currently have. A very bland exterior color choice offering, need to inject some excitement into the color choices.


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Great Handling Car!
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By Tommy
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2006 Ford Focus Sedan ZX4 ST 4dr Sedan (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased this Focus in August 06 and it has impressed me so far. Handling and power is impressive for a car under $18K. Very comfortable for a small car.


Best Features

The torque, brakes, suspension and the shifter. Also enjoy the 6 disc in dash cd player.


Worst Features

Offer a Turbo or Supercharged option to round it out to about 220 horses.


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