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Ford Focus 2004

The 2004 Ford Focus range of configurations is currently priced from $1,500. Our most recent review of the 2004 Ford Focus resulted in a score of 6 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Ford Focus: Wide range of body-styles , Generally reliable drivetrains, Good handling

The 2004 Ford Focus carries a braked towing capacity of up to 800 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Ford Focus 2004 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Focus 2004 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Ford Focus 2004: Can the engine from a 2000 Focus fit in it?

    Your question is a bit confusing Geniel, because the Ford Focus wasn’t released in Australia until September 2002. Which is to say, there wouldn’t be any 2000 model-year Focus engines lying around waiting to be fitted to another Focus. However, the original Focus was launched in Europe in 1998 and that car was broadly the same structurally as the version sold right up to 2005 in Australia.

    The catch, of course, is that the Focus was sold with both a 1.8 and a 2.0-litre engine here, so you’d need to make sure that you were trying to fit exactly the same engine in exactly the same specification to ensure that everything from the fuel lines to the wiring loom and the cooling system to the gearbox matched up and fitted properly.

    If, by some chance, you’ve found an imported Focus engine, be very wary of fitting that as it may not have the appropriate pollution equipment fitted to be legally registered in Australia. And don’t forget, whenever you swap an engine you need to inform the registration authorities and your insurance company of the new engine number.

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  • Ford Focus 2004: Temperature sensor causing problems

    I had a similar situation on another car, not a Focus. There was a problem with the temperature sensor that switched the cooling fan on and off. I would watch the temperature gauge rise to the point it was almost at boiling point when I was stuck in slow moving or stationary traffic, but it would drop again when I was able to get moving and pick up even a little speed. The problem was that the fan wasn't kicking in to keep the engine cool when it was needed, but the airflow was enough once the car was moving to do the job. The answer in my case was to run with the air-conditioning on all the time, because that way the fan was always running. I have never had the problem again. Mind you there is still a problem with the sensor, all I have done is circumvent the issue. I would suggest you try driving with the air-con switched on and see if the problem persists. If it doesn't you can be sure it's a problem with the temperature sensor that controls the cooling fan, if it does persist it could be the fan itself.

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  • Ask Smithy Xtra Ford Focus Acceleration

    First find another one and compare the performance so you know if yours really is gutless or it’s on a par with others. If it is proven to lack performance, as you suspect, have a mechanic check it and make sure things like the fuel pressure is correct, the plugs, coils, leads etc. are in good condition, and the fuel filter and air cleaner aren’t clogged.

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  • Ford Focus: Fitting snow chains

    WE CONTACTED Ford to check the assertion you can't fit snow chains to a new Focus and the company confirms that they don't recommend it because there isn't enough clearance between the tyre and suspension components. Anyone wanting to visit the snow often should check that the car they intend buying can take snow chains before they pay for it. Reader Daniel Stevens says to buy a set of German-made RUD Centrax chains. These are not secured to the inside sidewall of the tyres so clearance is not a concern. Ph: (07) 3274 3666.

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Ford Focus 2004 Price and Specs

The Ford Focus 2004 is currently available from $1,500 for the Focus LX up to $7,888 for the Focus SR.

Pricing guides

$4,000
Based on 64 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$1,500
Highest Price
$7,888
Ford Focus Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
CL Hatchback 2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
CL Hatchback 1.8L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,200 $3,850
LX Hatchback 2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
LX Hatchback 1.8L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,200 $3,850
CL Sedan 2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
CL Sedan 1.8L ULP 5 SP MAN $2,200 $3,850
Ghia Sedan 2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,180
LX Sedan 2.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $2,400 $4,070
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Ford Focus 2004 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2004 Ford Focus will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Ford Focus vary from 15x6 inches to 17x7 inches.

Ford Focus Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
SR Hatchback 195x60 R15 15x6 inches 195x60 R15 15x6 inches
CL Hatchback 195x60 R15 15x6 inches 195x60 R15 15x6 inches
LX Hatchback 195x60 R15 15x6 inches 195x60 R15 15x6 inches
Zetec Hatchback 205x50 R16 16x6 inches 205x50 R16 16x6 inches
SR Sedan 195x60 R15 15x6 inches 195x60 R15 15x6 inches
CL Sedan 195x60 R15 15x6 inches 195x60 R15 15x6 inches
LX Sedan 195x60 R15 15x6 inches 195x60 R15 15x6 inches
Ghia Sedan 195x60 R15 15x6 inches 195x60 R15 15x6 inches
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Ford Focus 2004 Towing capacity

The Ford Focus has maximum towing capacity of 800kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Ford Focus Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
SR Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 800kg
CL Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 800kg
SR Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 800kg
CL Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 800kg
SR Sedan 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 800kg
CL Sedan 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 800kg
SR Sedan 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 800kg
CL Sedan 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 800kg
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Ford Focus 2004 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2004 Ford Focus are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1702mm x 1430mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Ford Focus 2004 Dimensions  include 1430mm height, 1699mm width, 4152mm length.
Ford Focus Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
SR Hatchback 1430x1699x4152 mm 122 mm
CL Hatchback 1430x1699x4152 mm 122 mm
LX Hatchback 1430x1699x4152 mm 122 mm
Zetec Hatchback 1430x1699x4152 mm 122 mm
SR Sedan 1430x1702x4362 mm 122 mm
CL Sedan 1430x1702x4362 mm 122 mm
LX Sedan 1430x1702x4362 mm 122 mm
Ghia Sedan 1430x1702x4362 mm 122 mm
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Ford Focus 2004 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2004 Ford Focus is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Ford Focus currently offers fuel consumption from 6.6 to 8.1L/100km. The Ford Focus is available with the following fuel types: ULP and PULP.

Ford Focus Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
CL Hatchback 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 6.6L/100km
ST170 Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,6 SP MAN 8.1L/100km
CL Sedan 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 6.6L/100km
CL Sedan 2.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 6.6L/100km
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