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Old 03-08-2006, 11:42 PM   #1
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Hello and Goodbye

Been lurking around for some time reading about Focus and mods you folks have done. Got very interested so I bought an new ZX-3. Sold it back two days later. What a pile of junk!
Quality is evidently no longer job one at Ford. Dealer found a loose bolt knocking around the right rear quarter panel, removed it, and the car still sounds like it is running on broken shocks. Tire slap, road noise, no goodies available. Now have a new Fusion.

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Old 03-08-2006, 11:47 PM   #2
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Okay. Thanks for the punch to the nuts. And why did you buy a Ford Fusion if "quality is evidently no longer job one at Ford" then?
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:50 PM   #4
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sounds like you just got a lemon bro. My zx3 was flawless when i bought it, and ran like a champ for over 50k miles until i traded it in. Hope you like the fusion. nice car
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Just curious. Does anyone know what he means by "tireslap" ?
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come on you know tireslap...when the tireslaps against the car real hard like it resents the fact that it is attached to it...or when the car makes a funny "that one was a tireslapper". and what goodies does the fusion have that the focus doesnt an analog clock...ohhh
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Re: Hello and Goodbye

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Originally posted by Bill of Ojai
Been lurking around for some time reading about Focus and mods you folks have done. Got very interested so I bought an new ZX-3. Sold it back two days later. What a pile of junk!
Quality is evidently no longer job one at Ford. Dealer found a loose bolt knocking around the right rear quarter panel, removed it, and the car still sounds like it is running on broken shocks. Tire slap, road noise, no goodies available. Now have a new Fusion.

Thanks for all the grins....
Enjoy the primitive 6 cylinder engine, automatic tranny (only one available) and the one-star crash worthiness of your superior vehicle. If Ford sux so bad, why didn't you buy one of the leaders in the family sedan category - an accord or Maxima or something.
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sounds like you got that last shift Friday Focus. Not all Foci are like that. Too bad you now have a sour taste left in your mouth from that experience. I like the Fuzion, but am kinda curious why you stuck with Ford after complaining about how bad the quality is.
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i drove my orig ZX3 till like 60k no probs thats why i bought a SVT............good luck with the fusion (enjoy the slushbox)................later
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