Get the Focus!
I recently bought my SECOND 2005 Ford Focus ! needless to say im still impressed with how you get such a bang for your buck with this vehicle. Im usually not a ford fan but I had to unexpectedly get my last one. Because I had had one before i knew they are cheap and reliable, I really wanted to get a luxury truck but with me being a younger adult in these tmes it just woldnt happen right now, however im happy to have just went the focus route! This car is super comfortable ad spacious for its size! It has a super smooth ride and is super dependable! Both times ive had my focus ive taken them on long trips put of town with no problems and theres no doubt that i would do it again ! same thing goes for day to day as i drive 80 mi. a day for work . My first focus focus was only a 2 door 5 speed but because of me having two big furbabies I wanted a 4 door this time. My one now has about 50k more miles but still rides like a focus should. If you were like me looking for a small car thats great on gas, and easy on your pockets. I'd give this car a chance. they are so slept on but they are great vehicles when trying to save a buck or two.
Ugly car but good car so far
I’m used to owning sporty mustangs but will never own anything but a Ford. So I hit hard times and had to sell my mustang and needed a cheap car while between owning mustangs. I saw a hour old ad on Facebook for a 2005 Ford Focus with 153k miles on it (these can last 200k-250k miles!) for $2k. I bought the car in cash ASAP. Several other people were interested in the car as well. I was a little disappointed as the car is just a car. No one is going to see the car and say “oh my gosh it’s a Ford Focus”. When I had my mustang people were excited to see it and recognized it. It was great. But now I have a Ford Focus that is so plain and ugly. First thing I noticed was there’s a lot of Ford Focus’s driving around and several of my neighbors have one! The car had no oil leaks or any other type of leak. It seems to start really strong. The tires were bald and the brakes very worn but these are easy replacements. The car would get about 36 mpg on highway and 26 city which is great! Insurance was a little more simply because it doesn’t have as many security features as a newer car. One of my complaints is the seat is super uncomfortable for my back. I remember my mustang had lumbar support. Another thing is there’s only a key hole on the drivers side, at least for my base zx4. I’m used to my mustang which only had a key fob and I didn’t have to use the key at all. So this is a big change and down grade. But replacement keys shouldn’t be too bad to buy. The car also passed emissions which I was proud of! There’s lots of places to hide sunglasses and there’s a cup holder in the door!! The AC blew cold air which I was so happy for. The buttons of the radio are rubbed off but the cool thing is you can buy stickers to cover it or buy a new radio OEM cheap on eBay. And that’s another thing: replacement parts are super cheap! I’m going to be buying this car brand new headlights since these are faded, it only costs $80 for a brand new pair! The acceleration on this is pretty slow but seems to coast really nicely and once you get going, it is pretty zippy. I think it has 150 to 200 horsepower, I don’t remember so it’s not super fast but that’s ok. The trunk fits A LOT! I was shocked! The back seats also fold down which is great. I haven’t been able to find seat upholstery replacements though because it has stained leather seats which grosses me out and when it’s hot, I get all sweaty. Yuck. The FWD will also come in handy in winter in Colorado. I’m saving up for a mustang but in the meantime this is my car and it’s pretty good. I like it enough. And I would recommend anyone to buy one of these. Very cheap, they last awhile. This is the best car deal I’ve made!
You just cant go wrong here.
Have always been a die hard Chevy guy until I pulled an old f-150 from its grave many years ago. That had the straight 6 bulletproof 300 in it. After fixing it up, (easy to work on by the way and parts are cheap) it had to have been one of the best vehicles I've ever owned... Until I got a focus. 2.0 runs like a pair of cheap pantyhose. Besides routine maintenance, not a single issue. Not one. 140k miles and a million more to go...