Originally Posted by 2008 Ford Focus
I like vapor silver. I have 42,000 only 5 speed SES with ABS and I too am on my original brakes. I can control my car so much better with the 5 spd. I had a 2001 focus with automatic and had to get brakes at 30k.
If you keep regular maintenance on your brakes they will last longer than 30,000 miles even in an auto car. For instance I have 50,000 miles on original brakes and a while to go before they need to be replaced on my FF. Also if you drive down dirt roads the dust from the road will cause premature brake wear. I grew up in a rural area and went through brakes much faster than I do now.
When was looking for replacement for my ZX2 I wanted to go with a manual like the previous two cars I had. Well trying to find one on a dealer lot that wasn't beat to heck was next to impossible. I also wanted the Sangria Red not black or blue. I have been quite happy with my auto FF it is fun to drive, just hope the trans. lasts; as I usually keep my cars until they either rust away or die.