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Old 08-01-2007, 04:35 PM   #1
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Hi, I am new here a do not own a focus yet, but I want one. I was not sure where to post this so I am sorry if it is in the wrong place. I have heard that the Zetec engine does not feel like it has much power when the A/C is on. I am not sure to get a Zetec or Duratec. Does the Duratec feel like a stronger engine and if I wanted F/I someday would it hold up. Thanks


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you'll love a svt focus. look for one in your area. the best of all focus i think. except for the rs-8 focus. yeah a v-8 engine in a focus, crazy speed !!!
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:48 PM   #3
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:12 PM   #5
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It would be for my High-school car so i am not sure about the SVT. I want it to be powerful but the SVT is a rare car and I would not want anything to happen to it in the parking lot. My question is basically is which engine feels more powerful and reliable. Thanks

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Old 08-01-2007, 06:22 PM   #6
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I would just go with a zetec unless there was a good deal on a Focus with a Duratec engine. Just make sure the car is 2002 or newer cause the ones before that have alot of recalls and errors.
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The best bang for the buck has to be any 2.3 Focus, that is If your lucky to find one in your area. The 2.3 Duratec was introduced in 2003 and it had 145 ponies bone stock!!....Not to shabby IMO.
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:58 PM   #9
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I would really like a Duratec with the Steeda SRI and Magnaflow exhaust and some wheels. I think that would be good enough for a high-school kid. Thanks for all the help
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the duratec would be best. but just because the SVT is a rare car and no longer produced doesnt mean you cant drive one in high school. just park far away from people and dont piss off the wrong guy. plus it doesnt matter what car you have people will mess with it no matter what if they dont like you. my best friend drove a STi and then his EVO 8 to school for 2 years and nothing happened to it, he just parked far away. but if you have your heart on a zetec or duratec the 2.3 duratec is the fastest stock besides a SVT.
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