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Old 10-28-2007, 02:29 PM   #1
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Question To focus or not to focus

Alright so im think about getting a focus as my first car. I was looking at the 2002 plain old focus. i want to do some engine and interior mods. any suggestions in cars or mods?


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Old 10-28-2007, 02:33 PM   #2
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well actually first...what do u want out of the car? Speed? Looks? Drag? AutoX? answer those and then u have to decide on the engine u want...2.0 Zetec, 2.0 Duratec, 2.3 Duratec? U can get a 2003-2004 body style with a Duratec engine in it.
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I have a ZX4 Sedan, but if I had the chance to do it again, I would definately go with the ZX5 SVT. You can find mods for all models of FoFo, though. First mods that would be a good start are intake, exhaust and suspension.
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:45 PM   #4
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Id try to get a later model, like an 03 or 04...they'll have alot less probs and kinks in them then the 00-02s did.
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^^^from experience i would try to stay away from the 00-02 SPI engines...there are basically not parts to mod out and it has no power to speak of
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:27 PM   #6
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well i want a first car. i mean im not expeting much you know. which year and engine do you recomde . i really would prefer a 4 door
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if you just want a plain jane good first car then i would suggest either an 02-04 spi or zetec...they get great gas maileage have decent power stock and handleing (especially handleing wich is always a good thing). if you can find any with a duratec those are good too especially the 2.3l duratec.

but if you decide to go with a later year such as 00-02 make sure most or every tsb and recall has been done or you'll find yourself in a tight spot very quick.

you said you wanted to do some engine mods...i would say duratec or zetec. they both come with put down 130 and over bhp ratings while the spi come with 110 and very few mods (though there are some spi out there that kick major ass).

Welcome to FF as well...you'll find alot of usefull information here on whatever you decide to get.
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:47 PM   #8
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well if you dont mind it would be nice to kinda speak english. im a virgin to all these new car terms. and thanks im glad to be a part of the FF community
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i have a 03 4 door white auto spi focus for sale, 6k its a good 1st car, svt suspension kit on it, but if you are gonna mod the car, go for a zetec, lotsa aftermarket parts for it and relatively cheap cuz theres a huge abundance of parts
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