It was my best decision ever for my first big purchase and loan! Unfortunately, the seats under that fancy material are still too soft to offer real support on long trips. Wiring diagrams are black and white, but they frequently have color codes printed on each line of the diagram that represents a wire. Back seat has no room at all. Although beleaguered by recalls and technical service bulletins in its first years of production, the Focus now enjoys fairly good reliability, and the quality of its interior materials has improved over time. I had to replace my transmission 2 months after purchasing the car brand new with 33 miles on it from Ford Country Gibson in Las Vegas. Focus buyers will get one of two engines, depending on the trim level. I had to replace my transmission 2 months after purchasing the car brand new with 33 miles on it from Ford Country Gibson in Las Vegas.
In all models, the high seating position makes the view from inside the Focus surprisingly good. Seat-mounted side airbags are optional on all trim levels, but curtain airbags are not offered. Rain causes dings in the metal easily. It's a very small car. 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.
This is where the front-wheel-drive Focus really shines. It's well mannered, but not a rip-snorting performer. Bidding will commence upon the arrival of more than one buyer. Warranty: All standard auction terms apply. Transmission: Automatic Color:Silver Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: 3. And yes the moisture holds on to the windshield so it is hard to see when it is raining.
Stability control is not available. For these same reasons, the Focus can make for an attractive used vehicle. It will help you understand connector configurations, and locate and identify circuits, relays, and grounds. Our 2005 Ford Focus repair manuals include all the information you need to repair or service your 2005 Focus, including diagnostic trouble codes, descriptions, probable causes, step-by-step routines, specifications, and a troubleshooting guide. If there is only one buyer, the vehicle can be paid for and bought on the spot.
Buyers who want a more traditional design likely will gravitate toward the conventionally shaped sedan or the station wagon--a rare body style among small cars. Back seat has no room at all. This was my first vehicle ever, and I absolutely love it. Yard gates close promptly at 16:00 each day. Cars sold in California, New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts, however, have a standard extra-low-emissions 2. Transmission: Automatic Color:Red Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: 3. This was my first vehicle ever, and I absolutely love it.
The Focus' low price generally makes it attractive to young buyers and bargain hunters. The two- and four-door hatchbacks have an abruptly ending rear section that encloses a lot of cargo space in a small overall package. I wish there were a bit more leg room, and that the dashboard area wasn't so hard to clean in the front by the window. And this handling prowess doesn't come at a cost of ride harshness, as the Focus blunts harsh impacts and dampens ride motions effectively. In an effort to trim sticker prices, the recommended anti-lock brakes and side airbags are optional. I definitely recommend it, if you drive a lot or even long distances, other than that. Five years later, these key character traits remain, although competition has diminished the advantage.
It's a very small car. If you know what's good for you. And it's great on gas. It was my best decision ever for my first big purchase and loan! Car shakes hard when stopped. Despite the recent tweaks, which softened the creases in the sheetmetal and gave the lights a less severe look, the Focus design has stayed true to its original, Euro-styled form. While the car's styling was simplified, its nomenclature became more confusing. Cons: bluetooth breaks often, gears get stuck, small interior space.
The back seat is a hospitable place to stash two adults, something that cannot be said of competitors such as the or. Rain causes dings in the metal easily. Most models use a 2. Focus sedans add their own measure of versatility with forward-folding rear seatbacks and a trunk-to-cabin pass-through, which allows long cargo to stretch from inside the trunk into the rear seat area. Still one of the sharpest-driving--and roomiest--small, budget-priced cars available.
And it's great on gas. Either one would be a particularly advantageous choice for on-street parkers, people with a small garage, or anyone else for whom parking space is at a premium. It also got an important upgrade in the form of -sourced 2. Push it hard, and the Focus will surprise with its willingness to tackle corners. The steering is pleasantly weighted, delightfully accurate, and even fairly lively.