New (again) Focus owner in Austin area. Could use a hand. - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Regional Forums > Southern Fanatics > Fanatics: Texas

Fanatics: Texas Regional discussion Forum for planning events and sharing information with all Members in the Texas (Lonestar) areas.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-03-2010, 12:10 PM   #1
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Fan#: 74089
Location: Pflugerville, TX
What I Drive: 2002 Charcoal ZX3 Hatch

Posts: 20
FF Reputation: 1 adenpenn Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
New (again) Focus owner in Austin area. Could use a hand.

Hey guys. A month ago I got myself a black 4dr SE and well...

My poor Focus...a tale of woe

I had made one payment on it. (and almost immediately had to put $200 in it for radiator hose repairs)

Tonight after work I am going to pick up at 2002 ZX3 hatchback.

I was wondering if it would be bad form to ask some locals to give it a once over with me someday after I bring it home. Maybe I could bring it to a meetup? Or something? I would love to have a more experienced Focus owner to take a peek. At this time I don't really have a "trusted auto shop" and would like to be able to learn how to trouble shoot problems myself.

I'd be willing to be armed with burgers/pizza and beer.

(again sorry if this is a rude/uncooth question)


adenpenn is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-03-2010, 02:20 PM   #2
Focus Rookie
 
BoxxyMays's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Fan#: 72726
Location: Round Rock, TX
What I Drive: 2003 Yellow ZX3

Posts: 16
FF Reputation: 1 BoxxyMays Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
We haven't had a Focus meetup in Austin for a while so maybe we can set one up soon and you can bring it?
BoxxyMays is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-03-2010, 05:38 PM   #3
Focus Addict
 
Big Body's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Fan#: 73803
Location: Taylor, TX
What I Drive: Team Dreamspeed 03 Fucus

Posts: 994
Points 4,640, Level 43
Points: 4,640, Level: 43 Points: 4,640, Level: 43 Points: 4,640, Level: 43
Level Up 45% Completed
Level up: 45% Level up: 45% Level up: 45%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 3 Big Body Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
That sounds like a good idea. We should, Its been a good amount of time sence the last meet that I didn't get to go to lol. Also that's not a rude question. At least your willing to ask for help.

]-}
Big Body is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-07-2010, 11:12 AM   #4
Focus Addict
 
deezx5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Fan#: 72153
Location: Austin, TX
What I Drive: 2011 Gray Hyundai Elantra GLS

Posts: 1,081
FF Reputation: 3 deezx5 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
There is another thread here about a meet, maybe next weekend? How's the new hatchback?
deezx5 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-07-2010, 02:45 PM   #5
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Fan#: 74089
Location: Pflugerville, TX
What I Drive: 2002 Charcoal ZX3 Hatch

Posts: 20
FF Reputation: 1 adenpenn Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I will have to check out the other thread. I am LOVING my car. I'm getting used to driving a manual again, and am paranoid over every noise I hear. In my head I am plotting mods. That could be bad on this chick's budget.

Posted via FF Mobile
adenpenn is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2010, 01:39 PM   #6
Focus Addict
 
deezx5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Fan#: 72153
Location: Austin, TX
What I Drive: 2011 Gray Hyundai Elantra GLS

Posts: 1,081
FF Reputation: 3 deezx5 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
How many miles are on it? Maybe time for some routine maintenance before you mod

If you don't have the owners manual and guides you can download them here
deezx5 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2010, 05:47 PM   #7
Focus Enthusiast
 
Adzar1207's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Fan#: 41951
Location: Irving, TX
What I Drive: 2001 liquid gray ZX3 S2

Posts: 380
FF Reputation: 4 Adzar1207 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
there are meets every monday in dfw, and a sat meet on the 27th at the lake. if you wanna come out, we will all take a look at it.
Adzar1207 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2010, 08:18 PM   #8
Focus Addict
 
Big Body's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Fan#: 73803
Location: Taylor, TX
What I Drive: Team Dreamspeed 03 Fucus

Posts: 994
Points 4,640, Level 43
Points: 4,640, Level: 43 Points: 4,640, Level: 43 Points: 4,640, Level: 43
Level Up 45% Completed
Level up: 45% Level up: 45% Level up: 45%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 3 Big Body Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
There is a austin car meet every Saturday night and there are many people that go. If you want you can come out and we can take a look at it.
Posted via FF Mobile
Big Body is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:34 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1