$15,155 - $17,370
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$15,155 - $17,370
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Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24-27 City / 30-36 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L (121) SOHC SPI I4 engine
  • 2.0L (121) DOHC MPI 16-valve I4 Zetec engine
  • Electronic ignition
  • Engine block heater *STD on retail vehicles only in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY. Optional on fleet vehicles*
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver (interior lights switch off after 20 minutes)
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent control blade SLA rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bar
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • P185/65R14 all-season BSW tires
  • P195/60R15 all-season BSW tires
  • Mini-spare tire
  • 14" steel wheels w/bolt-on appearance wheel covers
  • 15" steel wheels w/bolt-on appearance wheel covers
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
  • 13.2 gallon fuel tank *14.0 gallons in the states of CA, MA, NY, VT & ME*

Exterior Features

  • Luggage rack (w/o crossbars)
  • Color-keyed bumpers
  • Body-color protective body-side moldings
  • Dual black manual mirrors
  • Dual black pwr mirrors
  • Solar tinted glass
  • Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window wiper/washer

Interior Features

  • Cloth low-back front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • Driver seat manual height adjuster
  • Passenger-side single front seat-mounted map pocket
  • 60/40 split fold rear seat w/flip-up seat cushion
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Full-length center console-inc: 2-front/1-rear cup holders, storage area
  • Front center armrest w/storage
  • Warning indicators-inc: low fuel warning light, headlamp-on warning chime
  • Pwr windows w/driver-side one-touch down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/panic button, 2-key fobs
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear seat heat ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • ETR AM/FM stereo radio w/cassette-inc: digital clock, (4) speakers
  • ETR AM/FM stereo radio w/CD player-inc: digital clock, (4) speakers
  • Instrument panel-inc: auxiliary pwr point, storage trays, coin storage
  • Driver/passenger-side visor vanity mirrors w/covers
  • Front courtesy light w/theater dimming
  • Front/rear grab handles
  • Cargo area cover *Fleet only w/valid FIN code*

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger Second Generation airbags
  • Front manual shoulder belt system w/adjustable D-ring, pretensioners
  • Rear outboard manual lap/shoulder seat belts w/3-point center lap belt
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Child safety seat anchors/tethers (rear outboard seats)
  • Interior emergency trunk release
  • Interior emergency tailgate release

2004 Ford Focus Owner Reviews

138 Reviews
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An older year and model dependable car

2004 Ford Focus SE

Manual transmission with great gas mileage. Four door so there's plenty of room for a family. Would be happier if it had cruise control and automatic locks and windows. The trunk size is great especially for the size of the car, plus it's convenient that you can access the trunk by folding down the back seat. Repair parts are easy to find in auto parts stores if needed. The tires are like a low profile type, but to buy brand new they're a reasonable price per tire. All around an older year and model good dependable car.

- Cara H

Cheap quality on the inside but a reliable car.

2004 Ford Focus SE

My vehicle is comfortable enough. I find the quality of many items to be cheap. The windshield wipers make extremely loud clicking noises. The blinkers are louder than the radio and many of the accessories feel like cheap plastic. The car handles well enough, but acceleration can be an issue at times. The car is quite reliable though. The car has over 180,000 and has had no major engine issues. The car is also reasonably comfortable as the driver or passenger. The backseat is quite small and is not very comfortable.

- Tyler K

The Ford focus is an all-around great car

2004 Ford Focus SE

I love my car. I've had no serious problems with it. The only problem I notice is that the driver door lock seems to break and you cannot open your car door from the outside but other than that I've had no problems. The air conditioner runs as cold as could be. I get great gas mileage. It's an all-around great car. I love the charcoal gray color of the car it comfortably seats four. It has a cruise control. The radio is awesome in it. I love the Ford focus. I cannot say anything bad about it

- Corey S

Skeptical but purchased it anyway and very satisfied

2004 Ford Focus SE

This car is comfortable and kind of small. It has a large trunk for storage which is nice. It sits 6 if you need it to. 3 in front 3 in back. I like this option. It gets great gas mileage. This car has surprisingly lasted longer than I expected because of what I've read about it. I got a good deal on this car and I have definitely gotten my money's worth out of it and then so. Overall I'm happy with this car and would recommend it to anyone.

- Becky K

A long lasting, dependable, great car!

2004 Ford Focus SE

The 2004 ford focus that I drive has never given me a real problem to make me want to trade it in when I got it back in 2012. It drives wonderfully, it hardly needs maintenance, and makes me feel safe. The only huge complaint I have had with the car is that it takes forever for the air conditioner to cool down to a comfortable level, or for the heater to heat to the level I would like. Aside from that, it is a great car that gets me around.

- Jason W

We have a star wars bumper sticker on the back window on the left side.

2004 Ford Focus SE

Initially when I was given the car, there was rear main valve oil leak, now that has been rectified I have no other complaints other than the color. Wish it wasn't red, more eye grabbing and calls attention to getting pulled over by the police not to mention insurance costs. Car drives great and is comfortable although we need something bigger four our family size.

- Victoria S

It's a really good low maintenance vehicle

2004 Ford Focus SE

Had a new serpentine belt recently. Needs tires. Really good on gas mileage but the car is really small for families with kids. Parts and things like that are fairly cheap. I think it's really reliable, doesn't need a lot of work all the time. Hard to get to things to work on because everything's such a tight fit

- Andrea L

Make Words easier to work on

2004 Ford Focus SE

There have been a lot of electrical issues and overheating. Plus the parts are hard to get to if you are trying to replace an easily replaceable part. My alternator recently went out and trying to pull that off with very little space has been a pain. The radiator fans fuse burnt out recently as well.

- Megan Y

2004 Ford Focus. Middle of the road review

2004 Ford Focus SE

This is the 2nd focus I've owned and both have had minor motor problems like missing and such. Wouldn't suggest after owning two of them. Ran smooth when things were good but went from good to bad very quickly. Not much room interior wise. With 2 small children there is not much room for comfort

- Richard E

Pros and Cons of an old Ford Focus

2004 Ford Focus SE

It's compact, reliable, good on gas and comfortable if you're not tall. There is minimal leg room for my 6ft 3 spouse. I love that it's low to the ground however it doesn't have a wide base so the wind moves it more than it should. Another positive is the large deep trunk, great for traveling.

- Amy L

My Ford Focus is nice but it's getting older now

2004 Ford Focus SE

I love the car but I have had issues with the oxygen sensors (expensive) and I had to replace the motor mounts. Recently the brake lights stopped working. It was difficult and expensive to track down the short. It has been well maintained, but it is an old car. Overall, it serves me well.

- Jeff H

It is very reliable and a great first car

2004 Ford Focus SE

The vehicle has been in three accidents, it have over 200,000 miles on it but it gets about 30 mile to a gallon on a 11 gallon tank. It is very reliable and I recommend the make for a great first car. It has a dent on the passenger side by the windshield and the hood is scratched.

- Bailee C

Ford focus is a very good little car.

2004 Ford Focus SE

It has been a very good car. It has had minimal problems in 15 years. It has been very reliable and has very good gas mileage. But it is starting to breakdown now which is very sad. We were told the transmission is finally going and we have less than a year left.

- Sarah F

Shitty car but it does its job

2004 Ford Focus SE

My car is very old I have a lot of issues and I have bad mileage. The vehicle dash lights don't work so I can't even see when I'm driving in the dark. Gas is about 20 mpg so it's not too bad but it not the best. The car is a starter car for me and my family

- Brendan K

Ford Focus- The Focus of your wallet

2004 Ford Focus SE

I love my car. Its compact size makes greeting around town cheap with gas. My drawbacks are it doesn't fit my family size and the small tire size means potholes are murder. All the money we save on gas goes to making car payments and replacing tires.

- Toni W

Cheap second hand car woes

2004 Ford Focus SE

Has problems with retaining power steering fluid. Bumper fell off without hitting anything one day. It drives alright and has plenty of room in both the front and back seats. The trunk has lots of room too. Headlight fell out and burned the housing.

- Michelle G

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