|Today 11:08 AM|
|HDbahn||Unusual things I've learned about my '13 SE appearance group Hatchback? How about flicking the lights off and hitting the hatch open button in the same motion before locking the car - which leaves the hatch ajar (but locked) with the marker lights on (no timer at all?) so you have to unlock the hatch to close it "securely". Also I took a short detour up a twisty gravel road and found that a mild washboard surface at 20-30 mph sent the front struts into a four cycle-per-second frenzy as if there were no rebound damping at all. My one attempt to add playlists to a USB drive failed to read no doubt because the filepath (root this, directory) was different from the library so there is no way to play tracks in the order they come off a CD. Glad the mpg went from 24.5 at delivery to about 37.5 actual highway with the manual trans. Computer lies by about 1 mpg, but I actually saw 40mpg East of the Mississippi (although it held near 38 in the Rockies).|
|Today 11:07 AM|
|705steve||focus newbie. I got my '07 zx4 from my mother in law when her hubbie died, she doesn't drive. I like fast toys but this is not one of them, this car must get me to work and back- 800km+ (about 500mi) per week as cheaply as possible. I sold my perfect '99 escort to a friend when I got this, the escort had considerably better mileage. I'm poking around for solutions to make this car way more fuel efficient. I'm a former bike racer, mechanic, and licenced body & paint guy so I have a good idea of what I'm looking for, but always searching for more.|
|Today 11:01 AM|
I am a second time Focus owner... bought my first Focus used from my younger brother because it did so well on gas mileage and he was moving up to a bigger vehicle.
Last summer, I traded in my 2000 Focus SE sedan last year for a 2012 Focus SEL sedan because the mileage was nearing 200k and the catalytic converter was having some problems.
Loving the new features and comfy leather seats!
I found this forum when I was searching for tire recommendations- we got snow earlier than usual this year and I had to make a quick decision on tires. After seeing all the recommendations here, I special ordered Continental DWS which are being installed while I type. ;)
|Today 10:58 AM|
Just bought my 01 Red SE and it seems every time I look up anything for my car it brings me to this forum so I desided to join since I can find really good info here. I got a good deal on my car with 117k and now I am trying to keep it running for a long time and I think this will be a good place to get my info and help to do so.
|Today 10:36 AM|
Hi all who actually read this.
I also received an email about having never posted, so why not, eh? I've been a long time 1st gen Escort person, but with those in extremely short supply, I moved onto the Focus.
I have an '02 automatic wagon. While it needed some TLC when I first picked it up (rear brakes, wheel bearings, breather filter, passenger cowl, serpentine belt with idler and tensioner) it has been reliable so far. My biggest complain is the economy as compared to my old Escort (36 MPG city, 42 highway regularly). This thing has averaged 27.5 MPG all around over the past 11 tanks. Not too impressed, but we'll see how I can help that out.
I'm a fan of doing it myself, making a joke or two while being serious, and long walks on the beach.
|Today 10:29 AM|
I've been on the site for a while, never posted. I got a 2012 Focus SE hatch 3 months back, had 16k miles on it and was in very good condition. It's a manual, so it wasn't easy to find.
My idea when I got it was that it would keep me going until I could afford a Subie WRX (also - being just shy of 25, until I could afford the insurance on a WRX) so I haven't got any big plans for it. Might keep it for longer than I initially planned, because it's fantastic to drive. In that case I might get a tune (I live very close to Injected Engineering, which helps) and an FSWerks exhaust system.
|Today 10:14 AM|
|focusI3||hey everyone my name is gile. I have a mk3 white with black pack. since I got the car I have put in the red line hood struts, ford racing lowering springs, steeda short throw shifter package, new wheels, and some rokblokz mud flaps.|
|Today 09:45 AM|
|Bexfocus||Hello everyone. My name is Brian. I purchased a black '04 Focus SVT EAP 70k miles in June. I used this site to help me work on my car and it has been great. I just got an email stating that I have never posted. Unfortunately, I have to sell it due to financial reasons. I will be posting it in the for sale section when I can get pictures. Thanks for the wonderful information on the site and I will miss my car when I sell it.|
|Today 09:39 AM|
|Ceasar||I just saw this site, and was curious to join. I am using a 2000 zx3 2 door car. Hi every one!|
|Today 07:15 AM|
Im Kay I live in west wales UK and I have an 01 ford focus zetex, that is giving me clutch problems.
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