Obviously, it had already been around the block a few times. The steering wheel at least on mine sheds black dust horribly, but it easily fixable with a cover and a vacuum. It was a lease car. The cabin vibration is a little excessive at times, mainly after it's been running a while, there's an unidentifiable squeak when I hit a bump, the aftermarket cruise is intermittent at best, and it suffers from a stuck blend door actuator in layman's terms, the vent is stuck in the forward position , but aside from those few annoyances, it runs great. Higher gas prices in Europe are just… Every two years, the Paris Motor show becomes the automotive equivalent of storming the Bastille, as more than 10,000 semi-delirious and often seriously jet-lagged journalists from around the world bum rush the eight vehicle-choked halls at the Expo Porte de Versailles in advance of the public show, which runs from September 30 to October 15. The field of possibilities was dramatically reduced to just two, as all the rest couldn't be bothered to even speak to me or answer a question.
Interior styling is nice, engine performs well. Another thing is that I believe all standard trans vehicles should be equipped with a tachometer. Granted, a large part of having a lasting car is taking good care of it and this I have done. New options for 2006 include a package that bundles popular safety and convenience features. I have about 75K on it now which is still pretty light.
I have had some repair work done, but the noises are still there. Informed dealer would need to dis-assemble dash to maybe fix problem. But when the inevitable does happen, parts are abundant and cheap Focuses turn up in salvage yards all the time , and just about anyone can work on them. It's now late January 2019, I'm just a few miles short of 220K, I've gone on a couple longer road trips, and I've been out of state once with it, and I've had no issues with it. All passive restraint and air bags worked as designed.
I did the brakes and rotors myself I'm no mechanic and it's the first fix I've ever done, but this car is pretty simple this past year and it now drives like a gem. This car is equipped with traction control which is an added plus while driving in winter. Also, fuel economy is unimpressive. This thing's been put through the wringer and still runs strong. I only wish Ford had made better engine -transmission mounts as excessive engine vibration can be an annoyance. Got it on a friend's recommendation, had to have a car immediately so I didn't spend more than a day checking out whatever I could.
Two annoying little things though. So far, I've needed none. My best friend had a 2000 focus with the same problem, he traded it in for an '03 focus and still had the same problem. It ranks among the most enjoyable cars in its class. In states with strict emissions requirements, a 130-hp version is installed. It performs well in and out of traffic although it's underpowered and I was impressed with the cargo space.
I travel long distances quite often and it always gets me there with no problems. Regular Focus models use a 2. Car has been good for me. The steering is surprising tight, in a good way, good gas mileage even driving hard I still get 20-25 overall. The 136-hp four-cylinder is standard. Big, clearly labeled controls are convenient to reach. A symmetrical instrument panel greets the driver.
So far the car has been very reliable. There are a few things that need improvement. It drives better than a 2007 Focus I had in 2017 with only 11k miles on it. Despite thick pillars, the long side glass helps visibility in the hatchback. A choice of body styles and running gear make the Focus appealing for many different types of people.
A new Street Appearance Package adds a unique face, foglamps, lower air deflector, rear bumper and spoiler designed to give the Focus the look of a tuner car. The mileage is all highway supposedly , they tell me the lady who traded it in lives about 40 miles away and commutes to the city and back every day. Even for a little 2. I like the earlier styling of this model, large trunk, and comfortable interior seating. On this tenth day of the tenth month of the year, we've gathered 10 cars that would easily get a perfect 10 when it comes to good design,… Ever since last year's gas-price crunch, there's been a lot of talk about the potential growth of small-car sales in the U.
The wagons can carry a ton of cargo. Must use key to open latch. I am living with it!. Reworked for 2005, the front-wheel-drive compact comes in four body styles. I did some online research and it appears this is a very common failure. Reworked for 2005, the front-wheel-drive compact comes in four body styles. It was far from my first choice, especially with that kind of mileage, but it was an emergency.
Round fog lamps are installed, and the fascia has a wide, low air intake. In addition to the awkward placement of the cup holders, they are also very awkwardly sized. I have had Focus' from 2000-2007 All with the 2. It was a good value for the money, maybe not as good a car as a Honda, but then again it didn't command the higher price. As you can tell I am a 2000-2007 Ford Focus aficionado. Love my focus, I don't think I'll ever get rid of it. Copyright Experian Information Solutions, Inc.