|03-19-2015 11:59 AM|
|79pace||If you didnt see my thread about buying a focus recently. I should be in the entire car about $1200 And that will include new tires. I am putting a $250 complete remanufactured head on it, complete engine gasket set, new timing belt and replacing one piston with a used unit. compression was good in the other 3 cylinders so when I get this thing buttoned back up I will have a good reliable driver and like i said. All for under $1200. If thats not cheap I don't know what is.|
|03-16-2015 10:53 PM|
Someone who likes it better than putting 20/30k into a new "lemon".
Cheap parts are mostly from specialist companies you can find on-line. Good references found in here if you actually have an interest.
|03-16-2015 06:18 PM|
cheap spi? where?!
-------------FOCUS/ESCORT 2.0 SOHC REBUILT / INSTALLED ENGINE---------
nice work but who puts $2000 into these lemons?!
|03-16-2015 06:10 PM|
Master of the Obvious!
|03-16-2015 05:50 PM|
|amc49||Then quit talking about it and do the only thing you can have power to do, never buy Ford again.|
|03-16-2015 01:55 PM|
|natere2ster||good luck trying to get ford to come off anything. i have to disagree with the person whose only advice was to "move on". It says something about the culture of a company to take your $$$ and not disclose or advise at least the KNOWN issues with this car. If it was a $200 laptop with a bad battery I would expect the same thing. Ford has the $$$ and resources to address this issue, they choose not to. It's ironic that the poster says "greenback greedy" when I think he should say that to the FORD MOTOR COMPANY, not the consumer. LOL|
|11-22-2014 01:04 PM|
Exactly, my 03 has 77k miles but its almost 12 years old. Duh! Things are going to break soon! I bet my timing belt is original and needs replacing
|11-22-2014 12:16 AM|
|86_Elite||You can rebuild an SPI dirt cheap now...mine has 190,000km going strong. About to get a new head, timing belt, gaskets.... So cheap...rock auto!|
|11-21-2014 05:02 PM|
|puffingonj||People are too sue happy these days. Drive the prices of stuff up.|
|11-21-2014 04:44 PM|
"my 2000 2.0L 4dr engine just valve seats just broke, and this is ridiculous for the low amount of miles it has."
A 15 year old car with low miles is not 'like new' by any means. Yes, year 2000 cars are now 15, considering 2015 is 6 weeks away! Age wears a car down too, it is not "preserved" from sitting. Rubber and plastic age, and metal bends.
Can't expect a car that old to 'run like new'. After 7-8 years, it's survival of the fittest.
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