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Old 05-27-2005, 12:32 AM   #1
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Hey guys. Hopefully picking up a Focus ZX3 soon... 2000. Hear a lot of warnings about the massive amount of recalls on the 2000... what do you guys think? I'll just be hanging around trying to learn as much as I can. Test drove a 2002 ZX5 today... didn't really seem to be too quick at all... damn.

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Old 05-27-2005, 03:41 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard..with the 2000 if you take care of all the recalls it should be a good car to own.
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Old 05-27-2005, 06:12 AM   #3
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Yeah, as long as the recalls are taken care of youre care should have a clean bill of health... also, the zx5 is a little weightier than the zx3--but much more practical at times.
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Welcome aboard..with the 2000 if you take care of all the recalls it should be a good car to own.
Yup, I agree but I would still recommend getting a 2001 up.....

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Old 05-27-2005, 10:19 AM   #5
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wow....im loving that focus up there, whos is it, what body kit is that.....oh and welcome and good luck with your purches, although i think like the others taht you should get a later model....like id recommend a 02 and above.
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Old 05-27-2005, 02:47 PM   #6
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That's the Pumpkin, isn't it?! I forget whose it is, I had it as my wallpaper a while back though...

If you go with the 2000 MY Focus, just run its VIN by a local dealer and make sure all the recalls are done, or if not get them done before you buy it. Then it should be all set and rather dependable I would think... how many miles on it?
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Great, thanks guys. It's got 120,000 kms on it... so that translates into what... 80 miles? Not a small amount by any means... but hey... it's a first car. I've been looking ofr 2001s... but this 2000 is a sweet deal. Fully loaded... and black. So, I'll run the VIN at the dealership here... my friend's dad owns it, shouldn't be a problem.

By the way... anyone able to tell me what headlights that 'Pumkin' has? Ecodes I'm guessing... but I havn't been able to turn anything up.
Also, it looks like I'll be going with either the JMS or the Kaminari lip kit, but havn't found any sideskirts or rear lip spoilers I like... anyone able to direct me to a good site to have a look?

Thanks guys, I'm stoked about getting this car. Seeing it on Monday.
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Old 05-28-2005, 08:52 AM   #8
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Check out the FAQ link in my sig, then go to "Exterior Mods", there's a whole link thread of body kit/lip companies for you to browse through. The Kaminari front lip is a real nice one.

Also, the Pumpkin car is sporting European "ST170" headlights, found here.
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welcome aboard bro. I agree with S2 you should try to get a 2001 or up model. If you go with the 2000 as long as you take care of all the recalls you should be fine. Luck to ya!
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Old 05-29-2005, 12:31 AM   #10
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I drive a 2000 with 65,000 miles and still going strong. With all the recalls out of the way, just mods and normal maintenance. Which ever year you end up getting, welcome.
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