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Old 11-15-2004, 09:27 PM   #1
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05 Wagon

I am new to this so help me if you can. We are looking to buy a 05 ZXW SE wagon. Does anybody have any good or bad news to let us know about. We will be using it to mainly get around town (family of four). Any help you can give me would be great. We are a little leary about buying a focus. Thanks. brad


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Welcome to FF brad...you should be very happy with your purchase. The newer models with the duratec engine so far have been fairly reliable and I haven't seen any complaints posted.
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:59 PM   #3
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thank you. still not sure but the more we look at them i like them more and more.
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yeah the 05's are hit or miss with the styling, but i personally like them.
The engine is great for what it is, and if you decide to modify, then there is plenty of room there.
Fit and finish on the inside should be better then previous models, and i havent heard otherwise, so im assuming they are trouble free.
Good luck with your purchase, and tell us how it goes.
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Old 11-15-2004, 11:46 PM   #5
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Hey man, I have a 2000 Focus Wagon! It still running great and get 29 to 30MPG!! Mine had some initial problems but all fix up before warranty was over! Just take good care of it!

BTW, I haul a 32inch Wega with the original box!! I wish I had a DC to picture it! I would say the 05 are more reliable! but thatz just me~
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Old 11-16-2004, 05:53 AM   #6
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Try to locate a 2004 ZTW. You get more for less (16" wheels for example). Plus, it has the looks that 2005 lost.
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Old 11-16-2004, 07:27 AM   #7
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hey ford focus, can you tell me what some of your problems were.
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Old 11-16-2004, 07:39 AM   #8
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her problems will be way different then anything you could face.. you have a different engine, and a whole different body style. some people i know from other boards have the '05 ST model and have nothing but good things to say. I would also suggest trying to find a 2004 wagon. The 2.3L engine has a bit more pep, and you are getting it cheaper and could get the same baseline of products on the car. just my .02

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thanks kevin i will look around for an 04. If not, are we still good with the 05.
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Old 11-16-2004, 10:29 AM   #10
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Another reason for the 04 might be the D23E engine vs. the 2.0L IIRC all of the wagons had the bigger 2.3 for the last year of the '04's.
Anywho, you gotta remember that the '05's engine, transmission, and basic platform has been out for over 6 years. (well the Duratecs started showing up in the '03 MY) but everything else should be very reliable and proven by the test of time.
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