Those shapes are mostly gone in exchange for a more traditional look. More than 60% of all used cars imported from the U. The automaker claims it is conducting an advertising blitz like it did on the F-150 pickup truck. The viability after 3 years is great. Primary Use: Commuting to work Not A Sexy Car, But Certainly Great For A Family Vehicle. Never left me stranded or anything and runs smoothly. I've been driving it in our historically snowy New England winter this season and it has been amazing.
Despite thick pillars, the long side glass helps visibility in the hatchback. Skip to details on the: Exterior At 168. And company officials hint he may have an even bigger role in future product designs, perhaps even some limited-edition vehicle series. On two-tone models, the lower portions of the instrument panel and door trim panels are finished in a lighter shade for a more open feeling. Engine noise was tolerable, but wind noise is still excessive despite a lot of work done on the old model to improve air seals.
Its styling at the time was fresh and innovative. It also got an important upgrade in the form of -sourced 2. I have made small fixes with this car and it runs like a dream. You feel snug and comfortable in it. Large doorways make entry and exit easier. Ford claims the entire 2004 Focus fleet, which began using the engine, is 33 percent cleaner than the 2003 fleet.
Despite the makeover, the Ford Focus remains inexpensive, stylish, practical and fun. The Focus has an accomplished ride and good braking. Model year 2005 Year of manufacture 2005 First year of ownership 2010 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 1. And Ford fixed the odd trunk latch in the 2004 model that drew complaints. If you'd be so kind as to whitelist our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content.
The wagons can carry a ton of cargo. Purchased used, with 29,000 miles on it. The gas tank is bigger for greater range, too. May have been broken for a while. Oversized wheels, he suggested, are starting to become passé. The car's fun-to-drive character is particularly appealing to budget-limited enthusiast drivers looking for a practical commuter, and it also makes the Focus an excellent starting point for people who plan to modify their car for even greater performance or individuality. Most models use a 2.
My car had 224,000 miles on it when totaled. A drop down menu will appear. Yes Review Date: 14th October, 2010. A new symmetrical instrument panel greets the driver of a 2005 Focus, which offers four interior color themes and cloth or leather upholstery. I've had good luck with these Duratec cars, and switching to a timing chain only improved that. Indeed, the biggest news on the Focus is under its hood.
I changed the brake at 150 000km. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. Consumers do, however, have options to detect mileage fraud. Five cupholders are also very conveniently located for the commuter driver or someone with children. Driving Impressions Since it was introduced, the Ford Focus has been praised for its spirited driving dynamics, particularly for a small car. As far as I know they were the original factory brakes.
It is agile and fun-to-drive, and it handles like a sports car. The rear window is angled in such a way that it is difficult to see sometimes. Among them is a super-clean, 130-horsepower engine that's more powerful and slightly more fuel efficient; it qualifies as a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle in California, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine. When an automaker carries over a platform from one product cycle to the next, the result usually draws yawns, snickers and indifference. To that end, John Sidelko, Focus chief engineer, said his group looked at what customers liked about the Focus, enhancing those a bit, and what they complained about, fixing those. The old one was hard to open, especially for women, oddly and awkwardly catching the latch when you open the trunk.
Trimmed out 2005 Ford FocusThe changes inside include new door trim. Ford is making a big deal of the revamping of its small car, the 2005 Focus. There are actually three new powertrains in the Focus this year. This won't make your Focus drive any better, only look cooler. The engine actually began going into some Focus models in 2004.
The materials, however, generally fall considerably short of those used by. Power and Associates quality surveys. In regular Focus models, a new 2. In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. Very often these cars are rebuilt and sold by deceptive sellers who fail to disclose or even try to hide the salvage information.