mileage is not a problem...
Purchased my 2000 ZTS, 5sp. with 164K last Sept. Used mostly as a commuter car by previous owner since 2002. Being the third owner since new I've only replaced a rear wheel cylinder, left front brake caliper and front pads. Currently it has nearly 168K and is developing a small leak around the thermostat. Which by the discussions is a common problem amoung the Focus family. Although my first ZTS, this is my second Focus. The first one went over 245K after a new clutch at about 205k. I like my Focus a lot.