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Old 01-29-2008, 09:08 PM   #1
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my girl wants to buy a focus

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...


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Old 01-29-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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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?
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we had a guy at our last g2g had over 140k and theres people on here with more,, so who knows,,,
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as long as all the maitnence has been kept up, it should be fine. as with any car.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:11 AM   #5
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i have 127K on mine, but i don't know if id buy one with that many.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:19 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:54 AM   #7
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id buy it for $500..lol
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:17 PM   #8
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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
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:28 PM   #9
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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)
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:32 PM   #10
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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!! =)
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