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2005 Ford Focus - Consumer Opinions


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We have scoured the web for consumer reviews of this car and found the best ones for you to read. Found 281 reviews. This list is displayed in ranked order based the reviews we think are the best.
Not worth the repairs
Source: Edmunds

...My '05 Focus has been prone to maintenance issues. Despite following the scheduled maintenance guide and having less than 50,000 miles, the transmission has gone.
The cause, according to the mechanic, is wear and tear on a band, and nothing could have been done to prevent it. Twice, the alignment has gone out. No cause was given...

couldn't pass it up

..."I purchased this 2005 Focus with 108,000 miles on it and it's the best little car I've owned.
It has every availible option and the gas milage is great!
I went from a jeep grand cherokee getting 14 miles to the gallon to this which averages from 28 to 35 mpg!
Af ter purchasing it I tinted the windows and it's a real looker! I would definetely refer this to more people. I'm glad I found this one. Good luck to any one finding a deal like mine."...

Low resale value = good buy for me

...I would also take to task a 'dislike' in the professional review about performance. I can punch this thing up to 65 to get on the freeway with no fear. Also can pass the real Euro cars feeling a big smug. Oh well, I don't seem to get the stated MPG (wonder why...). One weird thing--the air filter is NOT removable. Mechanics tried to 'remove' the filter, did not connect it back up properly, and the OBDC (or whatever) had to be rebooted since the ENGINE LIGHT was on. READ YOUR OWNER'S MANUAL! So far so good."...

Goodbye Focus, Hello Mazda
Source: Edmunds

...I recently traded in my 2000 Ford Focus for a custom ordered Mazda 3.
The difference is night & day. The 3 handles beautifully & the power is great.
No problems merging on the freeway here in Los Angeles.
The interior design & quality is what you would expect from a car costing twice as much.
I especially love the blue backlight for the instrument cluster. Overall, this car turns heads & gives a satisfying feeling even when parked. Highly recommed it!...

for the money...

...there is a ton of space, and good visibility all around. the little eyeglass and garage door remote console on the ceiling disaffects the rear mirror view.over $3000 less than a comparable vibe or matrix, but w/ much better visibility.mileage is just so-so. 26 - 29 combined in winter driving. i'm waiting for spring.plenty of power, but likes to downshift early on big hills on the interstate in cruise control.bought it for less than half the retail price, and the low resale value has me scratching my head. good thing i like it, because i know i will feel the pain in my wallet, when i'm ready...

origional owner

..."great performer and no trouble for 95K all maint myself! replaced the strut rod connectors after they started rattling at 70 k"...

big car

..."ford Focus really good car. sucks gas like private jet. 27 mpg horrible. otherwise good, like colors, features and all sorts of other things. we got as rental car."...

Great car, lotsa room

..."Only issues I have are that the bench seat in the back is not split.
If you want to fold down (flat) the seat back you have to raise the bench which means you can not have anyone sitting.The seat back is split...

good running car

..."This car has been a great car for my daughter.Its
just the right size and has a sleek style to it.It runs great and great gas mileage.It handles excellent in the winter months and always starts.It was sure worth its money."...

great gas saving

..."Good performace of the Focus. It reveals itself mainly in the car?s crisp cornering ability and its roomy, upright, ergonomically oriented interior.
Hatchback models look sharper than the sedans and are practical for carrying cargo"...

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