01-29-2008, 10:08 PM
but the focus has 137K miles and she wants to know what the avarage life of a focus is...owner says most miles are highway....she just wants to know what shes getting into before she does it....any help will be appreciated...
01-29-2008, 10:13 PM
What kind of shape is the car in, ask the owner for the maintenece log book/ sheet of paper that says when all the oil changes were done(ect). 137k is a lot of miles, but it could last some time longer, does the car feel loose or anything?
01-29-2008, 11:31 PM
we had a guy at our last g2g had over 140k and theres people on here with more,, so who knows,,,
01-29-2008, 11:34 PM
as long as all the maitnence has been kept up, it should be fine. as with any car.
01-30-2008, 12:11 PM
i have 127K on mine, but i don't know if id buy one with that many.
01-30-2008, 12:19 PM
Depending on the year, I'd make sure all the recalls have been taken care of. I'd also take it to a good mechanic (reputable place) and have them do a thorough look over. If it checks out fine, a Carfax report has been done and it's within the budget, I'd consider it.
01-30-2008, 01:17 PM
X 2 on the 500! i would have her look around because there are millions of foci on the road and im sure she can find one with lower miles for cheap
01-30-2008, 01:28 PM
yes spend the $20 or whatever it is for the carfax....or maybe get an oasis report from someone linked to ford (there are many on here i know)
01-30-2008, 01:32 PM
Yea, i saw zx3_chick doing it for ppl. HMm not sure if she's still doing it. How much for the foci? i saw ppl saying 500? shit i'd buy it and part that thing out when im done riding it, You know. If u think it's cheap, take into consideration how much a new engine/tranny costs (like 800 dollars) lol, as long as you have some mechanic ability and with this forum, i dont really see how u can go wrong man. i have 116K on my Foci. Bad cold startup, thats about it. Still runs strong =) and i need a new waterpump, the pulley is starting to make a screechish noise. but dude!! I WISH MY GIRL WANTED TO BUY A FOCI! omg. lol Like she'd trade in her tank of an SUV for a super FUN FOCI!! =)
I would say a car's life is up to the owner, on how well you maintenance it and so on.
BUT hey glad she's into the focus! YAY!!