2006 Focus Owner Reviews (5)
AOL user 2008-12-27 18:48:28
I bought a 2006 ford focus zx4 ses (top of the line) new in April 2006 and today it has 49,000 miles. It has been a very unreliable car and has been in the shop more then it has been out of the shop since I have owned it. I purchased an extended warranty so far I haven't paid anything out of pockt for repairs. They replaced brakes b/c the pads buckled on the front with 22k, then the entire front in suspension was replaced b/c it was "loose" or as the dealer would say "faulty". I knew then this car was bad. Ford has been good to fix the problems until now. Even with extended warranty left Ford isn't wanting to spend more money fixing the car. Ford "rebuilt" my transmission about 3 months ago b/c the transmission was "slipping" and was hesitating. I hate to say, but it is way worse now then before the repair. Ford wont' do anything to fix it they say that is common with age and mileage of the vehicle. My car has never gotten over 14.5mpg city use which is way below what is estimated by ford. Ford says that is common for the 2006 Focus. I dont' believe them, I think they just dont want to fix the car anymore.
Have driven my ZX4 for over 18 months now. Has 26K miles. Like it very much and enjoy driving it. Getting 31/32 MPG in mixed city/road driving. Has very good handling and rider comfort--as you might expect from a German designed car. Seating is higher than some other cars in this category. Headroom is two inches more than in my wife's Cadillac. Easy to get in and out. My only complaint is that road noise is a little higher than I would like when going over rough, surface treatment type roads.
I have enjoyed driving my Focus. It is an excellent weekend car, along with being a daily cummute car. The gas mileage is fanastic. It is very comfortable car to drive, along with being fun and sporty. There is no problem with performance on the freeways or handling on the a curvy 2 lane highway. And I can manuver into the smallest areas for parking. The cargo area is excellent for carrying just about anything. And above all sitting in the back seat you're knees are not in your mouth. It's roomy and very comfortable.
I went from an 94 Ford Bronco to a 06 Ford Focus and felt secure in doing so. I still have the Bronco, but the Focus is fun, and far better at the pump.
Review of 2006 Ford Focus
GREAT CAR, EXTREMY ROOMY FOR A CAR OF THIS SIZE. GREAT GAS MILEAGE.
Great car fo the money
The ST with the Mazda 2.3L engine and the 5 speed transmission give it just enough zip to be fun to drive..The ABS disc brakes are great as is the traction control..The Sony audiophile system is an awesome stero. The taut suspension helps the car handle really well and the tuned exhaust sounds great..If it was rear drive it would be a true sports sedan.