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Old 10-15-2008, 02:52 PM   #1
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winter conditions

so i was wondering how the focus does in the winter conditions? if anyone lives in michigan that would be good help for me to get to know how this car is going to work in the winter.


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Old 10-15-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
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i live in indiana and mine did pretty good last winter. we didnt really get too much snow though and my tires were pretty much shot. you should be fine im guessing, though your winters are a little bit worse than ours
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:04 PM   #3
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hey man the focus does awesome in the winter especially if your not afraid to use the e-brake and you ahve a good set of tires
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:14 PM   #4
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I, on the other hand, think the focus is an OK winter car. I have winter tires (Bridgestone Blizzak's) and the car still feels loose in the back if the road is slippery. Of course, I don't have ABS, so it may be a completely different car if it has ABS.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:21 PM   #5
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I drove my svt focus in the winter last year with stock focus rims and shitty all seasons and the car was lowered with sportlines.

never got stuck just couldnt make it out of my apt complex once
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:56 PM   #6
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Mine came with abs and traction control ...using blizzak's on 15" alloys.. no problem in winter weather...
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depends where ur at, cause up here in houghton, anything w/o a 4 inch lift and 4x4 sucks!! lol
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I have T/C and ABS with a good set of all-seasons and my little black pearl had no problems motoring around in the Colorado snow last Winter.
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Buy a good set of winter tires and adjust your driving and you'll get by just fine.

I don't have traction control or ABS and i live in a very hilly urban area and didn't have any problems last year. Obviously I wouldn't try to go trudging through 2ft of snow or anything, but in normal winter conditions it handles well.
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Well I'm facing my first winter with a Focus. My main question......do the doors open under freezing conditions? Around here, we get freezing rain in the day, followed by colder temperatures at night.

Every car I've ever owned.....the locks freeze, the linkage inside the door freezes, and the doors freeze shut. No amount of lubrication has helped any of them. I am usually forced to leave the car outside and unlocked.

In really cold conditions, I have to dump warm water on the door to get it open.....and repeat the process the next morning. Does the Focus do the same thing?
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