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Old 12-22-2010, 08:01 AM   #1
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Anybody taken their focus on a road trip?

I'm planning on driving from Florida to Texas on thursday, and was just curious if anyone had done such a long trip in their focus. How did it go? Is anything on the car likely to fail after running so long? I am not sure what to expect, never done such a long trip.


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Old 12-22-2010, 08:16 AM   #2
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i went from the Pennsylvania/Delaware Border to upstate New York in my 2003 Focus. No issues.

Your car will be more than fine. its you that has to be up to par.
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Memphis to Miami, that's like 17 hours- I think. I really can't remember how long it took me. I also went from Memphis to Hershey, PA which was a 16 hr trip and I was so tired I was sick by the time I got back home on that one.

Any car can make a trip as long as you check everything before you leave.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:18 AM   #4
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well i go from Missouri to Ohio and its a little over 750 miles. the only thing i have noticed is if i turn off the car for five-ten minutes and start it up the temp. gauge will jump to hot the go down to normal.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:33 AM   #5
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Just make sure your up on your scheduled maintainance but you should be fine!

Earlier this year I drove 200 miles daily for 3 months for work/internship and never encountered a problem.
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I take mine through three states every summer for roughly 700 miles round trip without a hiccup.

Preventative maintenance will help smooth the trip out a bit.
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My girlfriend and I went all around the state of Michigan over the course of a week. (well, most of it, skipped the majority of the Upper Peninsula due to time constrictions).
Was a tad over 2600 miles for the week, I was the only one that drove too. Was a blast! We only had room for us two though, no way in hell we'd get a third person and their bags.

Just make sure you do all preventive maintenance, you'll be fine. I had rolled over 100k just before this trip and I had no issues at all.
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I just drove 1,100 miles this last weekend in my 2000 Focus SE. No issues.
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My "test drive" was from Atlanta to Austin in mid-June. No problems whatsoever. Also will be going from Austin to Carlisle, PA and back this coming Summer. Just remember to keep Your fluids fresh and clean.
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I pop back and forth from boston and new york city a lot and last summer I did a road trip from boston to d c with random stops at cities and living in the car with another person


No problems not too bad either
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