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Old 02-12-2006, 01:11 PM   #1
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What's the difference?

Between the following engines, both made for the LX.

2.0L L4 SOHC PFI 8V

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2.3L L4 EFI

Any help would be appreciated, I'm buying tommorrow so please help.
Also, I found 2 Focus' both 2003 The 2.0 has 18,000 miles for $7991 and
the 2.3L has 33,000 miles for $7491, which one is the better deal?


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2.3l is the way to go.. it is a much better than anything else that year.. engine.. it is the 2.3l 145hp Duratec....

the 2.0 is either a 130hp Zetec or 110hp SPI

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The 2.0L is 110hp, and the 2.3L I think was made for California. How much mpg will the 145hp give me?
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2.0L L4 SOHC PFI 8V = 110 hp SPI engine

and 2.3L L4 EFI is 145 and is a cousin to what's currently in all the 05-06s.

Even though the 2.3 has twice as many miles as the other, it's still pretty reasonable for a 3 year old car, and for $500 less this is an EASY decision. Unless there's something in person that makes it sketchy, but if it drives/sounds/feels good, jump on that 2.3L.

The 2.3's mileage might be a little lower than the SPI, but it depends a lot on the driving style, and a little on the tranny. I've got an auto with that same engine and the lowest I've ever gotten (once) was 19- beating on it. It can hit 33 and has done so a few times on highway trips. It averages 26, and I've got a lead foot more than I'd like to!
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Old 02-13-2006, 03:01 PM   #5
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Hey everyone, I went with the 2.3L and paid $6250 + TTL which came out to $6750 total. I am very pleased with the way this car wants to get up and go, has alot of energy in it. Thanks for your help!!
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