I had a 2003 se spi and I had to put 2.5k on it for repairs after a single year of owning... ouf
Now I have a 2005 zx5 SES with 45k on it and I love the car ! Only had to change the motor mount and a ketch. Other than that, tune up..battery, spark plugs, mods, etc.. The engine is durable and stronger than the SPI or Zetec. The zetec is a great engine to ! I like more the front style of the 1.5 gen hatch.
2012 White Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0L : New car
2005 Black Ford Focus zx5 SES : Trade In
2003 Arizonna beige Ford Focus SE : Sold