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Old 05-22-2004, 06:24 PM   #1
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Brand new 2004 ZX3

Last Monday I went to the Ford place downtown and bought a 2004 ZX3. It's only got the 2.0 in it, and it's automatic.

Did I screw myself over on this one, because I'm seriously having second thoughts about this. How much money would it take to make me happy with this car?


 
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Old 05-22-2004, 06:28 PM   #2
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how much do you have? then we'll discuss options.
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Old 05-22-2004, 06:32 PM   #3
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I'm willing to spend a lot of money on it, if it'll make me happy. Probably about half or a little more of what the cost of the cars are if I have to.
 
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Old 05-22-2004, 06:36 PM   #4
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I would say put $4-5 grand and get a turbo set up. Go to www.focus-power.com and check out there set up. You will NOT be dissatisfied. Tom is the guy who owns that place. Just ask for him if you call. It is worth every penny.

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Old 05-22-2004, 06:38 PM   #5
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Is there any way I could change the transmission out sometime to make it a manual? And would that make it any faster somehow? I don't know much about cars, I'm just starting out, so I realize that's probably a really stupid question.

*edit* I can't even get this car to burn out..so yeah..I'm regretting buying this car..I should have got the SVT..friggin car salesman kept talking me out of it.

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Old 05-22-2004, 06:53 PM   #6
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go back and trade it.
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How much better would it be if I added new intake and exaust? Would it make a good difference in it? For a start, anyways?
 
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if you want a manual now, you shouldve bought one in the first place. You can still get the ATX's pretty quick too tho.
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why did you buy the car if your not happy with it??? You had to know weather you liked manual or auto tranny. Why aren't you happy with it? and why in the world would you want to do burnouts?
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I never said I wanted to do burnouts, that wastes tires. I was just giving an example of how weak it was..I thought they'd be a little more powerful than that. I guess I'm not 'not happy' with it, I'm just a little disappointed. The car salesman made it out to be a lot more, and I didn't really get to test drive it that much before I got it. It was cheap, looks pretty cool, has a nice interior, and gets pretty good gas mileage. I'm just going to keep it and make it better. The way I see it, if I make it the way I want it then I'll be really happy with it. If I can't, then I'll sell it sometime.

What's different about the 04's than the 03's or earlier? Could I use parts for an 03 in my car, or would I have to get 04 parts? I'll probably try to find 04 parts anyways, but most of the stuff I find is for either an 03 Focus ZX3 or an 01 Focus ZX3. Weird.
 
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