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05-21-2017 08:13 PM
Jamesth 700 miles and nothing broken and a blast to drive, but I have run into a definite software issue with the Sony NAV unit. The issue is the highway labeling is incorrect when both north and south are showing on the screen. The unit shows I275 for the south but north direction shows I96. The other issue I have run into is when the screen brightness is on the threshold the screen oscillates between dim and bright 3 times in 1 minutes time before staying on dim. Other than that I am impressed with the vehicles driving characteristics. Lots of fun... 🏎 I would more than like purchase another focus in the future... waiting to see how this one ages.
05-12-2017 11:55 AM
Originally Posted by Chuckles View Post
My 2004 has 135,000 miles on it and is on its fourth alternator. Plus two more that failed within a month of installation. First one lasted until 2011 then it has needed another one about every 2 years. The last one was February 2017, Other than that it has been great.
Buy in bulk.
05-04-2017 12:16 AM
Chuckles My 2004 has 135,000 miles on it and is on its fourth alternator. Plus two more that failed within a month of installation. First one lasted until 2011 then it has needed another one about every 2 years. The last one was February 2017, Other than that it has been great.
04-23-2017 10:50 PM
SilverBlueWolf I got my 2002 Ford Focus with 93,000 miles and now it's at 120,000 miles since I've commuted in it a lot.
A majority of these problems have been fixed by me or I had a little help from the hubs but that's only if I need help lol
Problems that have been replaced or fixed:
-Front driver window retractor: replaced
-driver door handle: fixed
-front driver side fender: replaced
-front suspension sway link bars: replaced
-head gasket: replaced
-coolant reservoir: replaced
-coolant hoses: replaced
-power steering pump: replaced
-alternator: replaced
-EGR valve gasket: replaced
-EGR tube: replaced
-ignition coil: replaced
-EGR pressure feedback hoses: replaced
-windshield: replaced
-driver side door handle: replaced
Rear view mirror: replaced
-middle console: replaced
-heater hose: replaced
-headlights: replaced
-head: replaced
-water pump: replaced
-timing belt: replaced
-belt tensionor: replaced
-serpentine belt: replaced
-oil pressure switch: replaced
-oxygen sensors: replaced
-exhaust manifold: fixed
-coolant reservoir cap: replaced
-a/c compressor pulley: replaced
-power steering pump pulley: replaced
-spark plugs: replaced
-wires: replaced
-battery: replaced
-EGR valve: replaced
-radiator hose: replaced
-front brake pads: replaced
-front rotors: replaced
-driver side door handle: replaced
-coolant leak: fixed
I have more things to replace and fix which includes my idler pulley and what not but so far my baby's worth it :)
04-20-2017 01:40 PM
ACHRO Nothing too major. I get to replace tye-rods i think soon (mentioned they will need replacing in the near future) The passenger door has a few pannels that slip outta place and make a slight rattle, bought some 3m auto double sided tape.. hoping to fix that this weekend.
04-20-2017 12:29 PM
austin21 The gears grind bad and the doors don't want to open and the headlight plug in is bad and it's getting slughish
04-19-2017 06:27 AM
bogieb So I bought my 2010, 5-speed manual SE February 2016. It had 198,000 miles, is fairly beat inside and out, and cost me $1,300. I immediately put $35 into it for an antennae (apparently the old one had broken off). then a couple of months later put about $5 into it for new bolts for the heat shield under the gas tank (the rattle was annoying me)

2 weeks ago I put new tires on it and replaced the wheel bearings on the front, passenger side. I take it in for inspection today and have no reason to expect it to need any more work.

I've had less issues in my first year of ownership with this than either of my last two brand new vehicles.
02-21-2017 08:53 PM
IrocZX3 Old thread, but figured I would give my 2 cents for anyone looking into these cars. Nothing major only the expected normal wear and tear on my '03 ZX3. I have owned 7 different cars in my 12 short years of driving experience. My focus has been hands down, my most reliable and enjoyable vehicle. Second in fun only to the GSX Eclipse (for obvious reasons) I drove back in the day. It sat for over two months this passed summer and started immediately without hesitation!
10-29-2016 08:32 AM
Clutch57 My 2009 finally put me a foot for the first time this week at 202500 miles. It did wait until I was 8 miles from home and not where I was shopping 50 miles away that morning.

It had the courtesy of flipping the serpentine belt in front of the local towing service.

Belt tensioner was still tensioning but wore so the pulley was 5 out of the belt plane. I put a new tensioner and water pump in all is good again.

I'm hoping to make it to 250,000 miles.
10-23-2016 01:50 AM
mp470 I bought my 2007 SE at 146,000KM. So far I've only had to replace the battery which was the original and left me stranded, and the alternator which was not producing enough voltage and causing the light to come on intermittently. Other than that, just maintenance, spark plugs, PCV valve, intake gaskets.

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