Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - Reply to Topic
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace

Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Discussions > General Car Chat Lounge > Thinking of a '05 wagon

General Car Chat Lounge Discussion Forum relating to nonspecific Ford Focus models, car purchasing, auto industry news and any car talk.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    

Thread: Thinking of a '05 wagon Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Focus Centennial Edition Sedan
Your real name.
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
01-11-2013 02:20 PM
CaptainChaos! Wagons rock no matter what. 152K isn't terrible on a clutch if the car wasn't abused. My old '95 Camry had 170K on the original clutch when I sold it and it was still tight. Nice acquisition.
01-11-2013 09:19 AM
swagfocuswagon I got a 00 Wagon in black. Its a pretty decent car, mine lacks power due to some engine problems im working out. But they get decent MPG's and are pretty easy to service. I have the 4 speed auto. Kinda hate it but it does its job. Can haul alot of stuff too.
01-10-2013 12:15 PM
GoldenDog I have had no problems with it. So far all I have done to it are the center armrest delete, new wipers, and cleaned the battery terminals. I look forward to replacing the mounts and a tune up etc once it gets warm out. The arthritis in my hands is a pain working outside this time of year.
01-09-2013 07:54 PM
gondorian Update?
01-03-2013 08:06 PM
chris4479 Yes Golden Dog, glad you're happy. In 2008 one salesperson said they were "stupid" for dropping the wagon 3 door & 5 door. Going back to the escort & Pinto. Ford was the Wagonmaster, invented the 2 way tailgate,,could be wrong but GM was close too. cheers, chris//
01-01-2013 05:12 PM
markwb Congratz on your wagon purchase. I believe you are going to love the wagon. Best of luck with it.
12-26-2012 09:16 AM
GoldenDog Thank you again for your responses, I bought it and got it home, now off to the registry.

It has indeed been very well maintained. I have all the records and even the original window sticker. Clutch seems good to me, all highway miles. The only thing that is a bit annoying is some vibration. I know from searching here it could use a passenger side OEM motor mount.

Drives nice, handles well, and has plenty of power. No nasty noises or clunks, the fuel injectors tick a bit but that's normal.

Lots of info here, I have used the search feature many times, thanks!

Will get some pics up to the wagon owners thread when I get some.
12-26-2012 05:15 AM
whynotthinkwhynot We've had more than a few clutches go further. If your owners were responsible, then it should be ok. I have 150k on my factory clutch, and it still passes the 1st to 4th test.

The bad thing about the clutch is that it is very expensive in this car because it has what is called a dual mass flywheel. These must be replaced when the clutch is replaced- adding $330 to the cost of parts: flywheel and new bolts. If you don't use new bolts, the old bolts might break or back out because those are designed to stretch to fit.

About the cheapest clutch kit I know of is CFM's (one of our vendors) OEM replacement clutch with single mass steel flywheel. I'd call them to check about what flywheel comes with the kit, but if I'm not mistaken it's a steel SMF. That runs about $500, but includes everything- including a new slave cylinder that is strongly recommended.

You might notice a knocking sound with the trans in N, and the clutch pedal released. This is not a problem. The throwout bearing is metal, the slave cylinder is plastic, and the two are glued together. Over time, the glue comes apart, and the throwout bearing will rattle between the pressure plate and the slave cylinder. It doesn't hurt anything, but it makes a noise. It is not a sign of the clutch going out.

To save yourself some fretting, use the 1st to 4th test when you test drive the car. If it passes, then it's very likely that the clutch will last another 20k miles at least giving you plenty of time to save for parts and find a shop that will allow you to purchase your own parts for install. Unless you're crazy like me- I don't trust any shop to replace flywheel bolts, even if I give them to them. I live in Memphis though, and you live in Mass. where the people might be more reliant on a good name for business.
12-26-2012 03:16 AM
chris4479 Oops about the wheelbase,but mine handles as well as an old Audi I once owned.I've read they stopped importing,the regular Volvo wagons on the USA.the"v"family.the Chevy hhr,had a cargo version.VW no longer.builds a Jetta or Passat wagons,sorta sad to wagon nuts.acura has the l-series.its a good looking car,but a four cylinder only
we got a lot of Kia souls bombing around Boston,anybody? Compared to the Nissan cube it's somewhat? Sporty.they first launched them,stripped were low? 17,000.cheers,folks Chris
12-18-2012 03:56 PM
flyboyike I would agree about the clutch, if it still has the original one, it's not good for much longer.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:46 AM.

Copyright 2002-2015 All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.


Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1