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2005 Ford Focus

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 22/Hwy 32/Comb 26 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Mexico

2005 Ford Focus Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.7
Out of 10

Based on 1980 Ratings for the 2000 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.2/10
    Quality
    7.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.3/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.0/10
    Styling
    8.1/10

F/an O/f R/eliable D/rive !

By on Monday, April 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Peppy pick up, fun 5 speed, great gas mileage."

Cons: "Faulty ignition, ignition lock, electrical funk."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I love my Focus ZTS ! It's been 12 years with this one (had another Focus SE for 3 years prior, too!). Because I have always maintained it, it has been a pleasure to drive. After many years and only 90K on it, I only got stuck and towed once - for a faulty ignition lock which prevented me turning on the engine (a mighty important detail that Ford refused to recall even with thousands of complaints. Cost me $400 to fix....) That said, it is still the most dependable ride I have ever owned. Living in the Northeast, it has been through many a rock salt winter, but the minimal rust that started has been quelled by using a rustoleum paint - before it rusted through. I have always paid careful attention to detailing and upkeep of the exterior and interior. I would highly recommend anyone buying a car to get one with leather seats. There is NO comparison to cloth - it holds up, no stains or odor build up and will look like new for years (with a little maintenance ). Because it is still in such wonderful condition and still getting 25 - 33 mpg, I plan to keep it and maintain it as long as the benefits outweigh the cost of repairs. After 12 years, it still pays to have collision on it!!!!! The only way I would ever buy a used car is if I could find one like mine that has been loved and cared for. Have all my receipts of repair, and when the time comes, I will be very sad to let this car go! Best car I've ever had (and I've had many - I'm 60 !) :)"

FANTASTIC CAR

By on Friday, April 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great gas milage, great features"

Cons: "FORD STOPPED MAKING 2 door vehicles, esp this one!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased new, & today 4/15/2015, it has 96,000 mls on it & still, RUNS SOUND. Got me through years & a lot of snowy storm miles, No rattles, no oil leaks, no engine problems. KEY: REGULAR MAINTENANCE & OIL CHANGES & DON'T BEAT YOUR CARS. I would have bought another one, for a 2nd family car, but they stopped making 2 door hatch like this, so I opted to rebuy the ranger truck, and they stopped making that as well! SORRY FORD, but I had to move onto someone else for a 2nd family vehicle! My advice, get back to making the 2 best vehicles you ever produced & I'll come back."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Excellent Commuter

By on Monday, April 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "great price, fun to drive, compact, easy to fix"

Cons: "poor interior design, no power, no torque"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"This car gets excellent gas mileage and never quits. However it is extremely basic, and a little confined - it feels that the design of the console was an afterthought and drinks often topple out of the cup holders under the pedals while I drive. It is an excellent and dependable little car if you are a first time buyer or on a tight budget like I was. I bought it used in 2013 so it was already over a 100,000 miles. I will say it is a lot more fun to drive than most four cylinders, but just don't expect to get anywhere fast if your driving up a large hill."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Great if you are on a budget

By on Tuesday, April 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 82,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "cheap, fun to drive (in SES or AT trim)"

Cons: "cheap interior plastics, unconfortable front seats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Purchased this car at a dealer in Canada two years ago for 5500 with 100,000kms on the odometer. Since then I've had to replace the battery, front brake pads and rotors, and the tires. I really hated this car due to the road noise and rattles. I actually resorted to wearing ear plugs! Recently I sprayed rubberized undercarriage spray under the car and under the hood. So far it's helped tremendously in regards to the road noise! This thing is soooo much quieter than before. These cars have a silly design where they placed the alternator at the BACK of the engine, directly above the exhaust manifold. As a result it places a huge strain on the electrics and will result in premature alternator and battery failure."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

I like it a lot

By on Thursday, April 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Its cute"

Cons: "None shes perfect"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car makes you feel like you are walking on sunshine whoaaao. It feels pretty good. Drives great."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Love My Focus

By on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 183,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Amazing in snow, peppy engine with the manual..fun"

Cons: "Not many, just need to move on to a larger vehicle"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"It has been a great reliable car and always felt safe in it. Driving a manual I had far more control and access to power..fun to drive. Surprisingly roomy for a small car."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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