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Old 02-16-2006, 09:01 AM   #1
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I needed a dd to replace my tired festiva My requirements on price, low miles pretty much meant cavalier,neon or focus.after some test drives ,I drove a 03 zx3 5 speed zetec.The fun factor was no comparison and I bought it without researching it to death like I do most thingsWhat can I expect or look for in this car and this particular engine ?mpg? any problems to look for or expect?can I expect 150k-200k reasonable miles (normal stuff)?are there any basic mods to help performance mpg?Thanks in advance for your help

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Old 02-16-2006, 09:07 AM   #2
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well.. there is a lot of answers toyour questions..

Zetec gets good mileage I think with stick yo ushould see 35 HWY on frequent occasions.

There is tons of mods.. but not many new ones are planned - cise this negine is not produced anymore..

genreally a very good choice and I believe not many problems.

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MPG you should see about 28-32 on the highway. A cat/flex-back and CAI would be good starts to minor mods... Maybe a screamin' demon coil pack and live wires.
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