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Old 03-06-2007, 11:01 AM   #1
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good deal?

lookin to buy a focus this spring

ive always heard/read that the 03/04 focus is the best in terms of quality/reliability....is that true?

would this be a good deal?
http://www.canadatrader.com/result/d...0&pgno=1&srt=1


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Old 03-06-2007, 11:21 AM   #2
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Seems by those years they had alot of the bugs and quirks figured out. Is that price in Canadian? Seems pretty fair, I'd talk em down as low as you could get them though.
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ya, i thought it was fair

it IS in canadian...

and they advirstise as, essentially, no warranty as its past the 60k bumper to bumper....but it has powertrain to 100k (i checked the vin at a ford dealership)

might play the no warranty angle to get 'em down

plus they seem to genuinely want my trade in of my xrs...
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That looks like a great deal.

That little warranty blurb at the bottom is funny.
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Try to find a 2.3 Focus within those years, you will be happy you did. I'm sure you could find one if you search hard enough. Autotrader.com is showing me about twenty 2.3 Focuses within driving distance of my area. The 2.3 are a blast to drive!! Just my 2 cents.
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im not sure they really had the 2.3L in the years leading up to the fascia revision in 05 in canada......please correct me if im wrong....

though, looking around here, i think ive seen a couple for sale....but that could be a typo cus salesmen are idiots.....

i think id be happy with a 2.0L.....more options for bolt-ons and boosting, no? or has that all changed since i was really into the focus a couple years ago...?
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Im sure some may have found its way up there by now, I dont see how thats not possible. The 2.3 in those years were pushing like 145 hp, the 2.0 were more like 130 but yes the 2.3 03/04 Focuses would be the Focus of choice if I was in the market for a used Foucs.
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interesting...

i have the issue of focus fanatics at home w/ the svt vs 2.3L duratec zx5....interesting, but svt is more pimp

drove and almost bought an svt when before i got my xrs in 2004....but the didnt have any 5drs left.....just 3....

i like the svt's pimpness more than the 2.3L's....
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