2005 Ford Focus
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Ford Focus ZX4

by from Americus on September 18, 2017

I love my car. It's very good on gas has a excellent engine. Good on road trips it is truly an awesome car...
I love my car. It's very good on gas has a excellent engine. Good on road trips it is truly an awesome car...
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Twice Spoiled and Twice Blessed!

by from Louisville, Ky. on August 28, 2017

My 2005 Ford Focus spoils me and does what I want it to do every time!. It has power to pull out, get over, and climb and the seats (I have leather) are comfortable and haven't worn in, heat, air, and...
My 2005 Ford Focus spoils me and does what I want it to do every time!. It has power to pull out, get over, and climb and the seats (I have leather) are comfortable and haven't worn in, heat, air, and front and rear defrost, tilt steering, cruise control, AM/FM 5 CD Player, comfortable for 4 people to travel, does great in snow, very sturdy, easy to park anywhere, interior storage in doors, overhead, and on back of passenger seat and drink holders built in. It has interior lighting when you want it or you can set center light to come on when you get in and out of the car and has fog lights that are nice. The back seats lay down and with the hatchback, you can haul more than you would think! There is a cover that raises with the hatchback that hides what is in your trunk. It is economical, easy to find parts and work on, and you can see out the front and rear very well. When my explorer sport was no longer dependable, I thought I settled for my Focus ZX5 and it has been a blessing and I am still enjoying it! It is not as plush and quiet as the Explorer but surprisingly comfortable and a nice drive for a small car. I haul so many kids, long trips, short trips,...It never stops long .. and for a 2005, The body looks good, no cracks in the interior, no rust on the bottom, all window and door rubber is still great, electronics have been dependable , still does not use oil, and it is still a sturdy tight driving car! I was hit once in the back passenger door hard and rear ended on the interstate and both times, my kids and I stayed safe and the Focus handled the impacts good and drove away to be repaired but with integrity and strength(frame and alignment are well built ). I have traveled at high speeds with ER lights and it has performed every time. When I clean it up, it still looks nice and stylish. I keep it serviced, it is 12 years old, has 180,000 miles, I will be driving it in the morning on 4 lanes of aggressive traffic and it is still ready to go when I am. My oldest daughter is also in a 2005 Ford Focus ZX3 and it has been a blessing and dependable through high school and college in Ky., Master's Degree in Or. and is currently in KS. with her getting her doctorate degree. We are twice spoiled and twice blessed with the 2005 Ford Focus!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transportingfamily

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First new car ever owned

by from Decatur al on August 8, 2017

This has been a great car. I still own it and it runs perfect no problems with engine or transmission ever. Has 170000 miles on it. Paint, interior, still excellent. It has been well used through my ...
This has been a great car. I still own it and it runs perfect no problems with engine or transmission ever. Has 170000 miles on it. Paint, interior, still excellent. It has been well used through my kids, grandkids and great grandkids.
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I love this car

by from Chiefland,FL on August 6, 2017

I own a 2005 focus zx5 ses with only 102,000 miles on it. I got it as a gift from my grandma in 2014 cause she got a new 2014 focus. This car is great. So far I have had to replace motor mounts, vacuu...
I own a 2005 focus zx5 ses with only 102,000 miles on it. I got it as a gift from my grandma in 2014 cause she got a new 2014 focus. This car is great. So far I have had to replace motor mounts, vacuum hose, alternator, brakes, and tires. Right now it's in the shop for fuel pressure sensor and pulley. I plan on keeping this car for a long time. It's great. Anybody should buy this car
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Most reliable car I've owned.

by from Moline IL on July 28, 2017

This little car isn't much to look at but she is reliable and economical. My son drove this car back and forth to college and we keep it for a back-up car in case one of ours is in the shop.
This little car isn't much to look at but she is reliable and economical. My son drove this car back and forth to college and we keep it for a back-up car in case one of ours is in the shop.
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Good car when you've got nothig else

by from Mesa, AZ on July 13, 2017

The car isn't amazing by any standards. However it's extremely fun to drive and gets good gas mileage. Even took it off roading at it held up pretty well.
The car isn't amazing by any standards. However it's extremely fun to drive and gets good gas mileage. Even took it off roading at it held up pretty well.
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Cheapest car to own over 10 years

by from CT on July 6, 2017

I purchased the focus zx3 when I was in college and was able to transport loads of clothing, house ware and even a 50 inch tv at 6 hour road trips every holiday. Gas mileage was excellent and has slow...
I purchased the focus zx3 when I was in college and was able to transport loads of clothing, house ware and even a 50 inch tv at 6 hour road trips every holiday. Gas mileage was excellent and has slowly declined. Thats only because I have not maintained this car like I should. Over the 9 years I have owned this vehicle, I have spent roughly $2500 on repairs that were owner fault. Nothing failed on me with this vehicle on its own. I cannot recommend any other car for someone on a low budget but can get around from A to B with enough cargo space while the back seats are down. Gas mileage and low maintenance cost sold me on this vehicle. Although this is my first vehicle, I will save it has saved me a ton of money over the 9 years of owning the zx3. Also, its cool and sporty with the sun roof and nice rims on it. I use it transport my fishing gear and prized catches of the day. If you need a good first vehicle for a low cost, your budget will be satisfied with the zx3. Most seem to be 5 speed manual transmission but I have the automatic and I love it. I still love this car but it is time for me grow out of it and pass it down to one of my siblings.
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Mine had a problem

by from Africa on June 19, 2017

I don't know what went wrong with the engine so the removed it and replaced it with a new one but it refuse to start and when it starts it fires itself unaided. Pls help anybody if you can. I miss tha...
I don't know what went wrong with the engine so the removed it and replaced it with a new one but it refuse to start and when it starts it fires itself unaided. Pls help anybody if you can. I miss that car
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Great small car

by from Naples, FL on June 16, 2017

Great small car, a very reliable daily driver. Easy to handle and much more spacious than it appears.
Great small car, a very reliable daily driver. Easy to handle and much more spacious than it appears.
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Simple car

by from Brooklyn, NY on June 16, 2017

This is my first car purchase and I chose it because it is a very simple car. Easy to park, great gas mileage, manual windows and locks, seats can be comfortable depending how long one drives. Not re...
This is my first car purchase and I chose it because it is a very simple car. Easy to park, great gas mileage, manual windows and locks, seats can be comfortable depending how long one drives. Not recommended for people more than 6 ft tall.
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