|12-23-2012 05:23 PM|
I only suggested '03-'04 because they are likely to have the lowest miles and are newer. As someone else mentioned, stay away from 00-01 because they tended to have more issues. 03 and older also had a lock
Also, the 2.3 dura in a MKI is extremely rare. It is highly unlikely you will find one.
I'd also be wary about buying an SVT simply due to the fact that they may be beat on.
|12-22-2012 06:30 AM|
|unclebrud||I would try to find a 2.3l car. I have a 2004 and it has been fantastic over 144k miles. It is very quick and more fun to drive than my '12 Mk3.|
|12-20-2012 04:34 PM|
|commanderzero||good to know, guys, thank you so much.|
|12-20-2012 01:02 AM|
Here's a link for engine ID.
No SVT engine was in the sedan, and I think the 2.3 is harder to find.
|12-19-2012 11:00 PM|
|12-19-2012 10:57 PM|
good to know, thank you so much.
are the Zetec, Zetec SVT, and the Duratec 2.3 available for the sedan focus?
how would i be able to identify these engines?
|12-19-2012 10:56 PM|
for what reasons are is the 03-04 my best bet, aside from you owning one?
|12-19-2012 10:53 PM|
|12-19-2012 10:52 PM|
I think you can pick up a mtx 75 in all foci up to 2011, its the standard 5-speed option.
the only other transmissions available was the automatic, and the getrag 6-speed for the SVT.
there are 4 engines available that year here they are in order of worst to best.
The Zetec is a very solid and reliable engine, you cant go wrong with it. The SVT is basically just a pepped up version of it. The Duratec 2.3 is harder to find, but its the torquiest of the bunch, and arguably the best engine available.
Just avoid the SPI. (which were only available in the wagon and sedan format, get a zx3 or zx5 and you are ballin)
Regarding electrical issues, i've never seen anything major besides the occasional alternator, or 02 sensor. I will say though, that the 2000s and 2001s had more problems than other years, ford mostly fixed the problems by 2002+
|12-19-2012 10:45 PM|
All of them.
03-04 is your best bet.
I put 200k on my 03 and only had minor issues for the life of the car.
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