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 Third Generation > MK3 TSB, Recall & Problems Archive > This is the worst car ive ever driven in snow

MK3 TSB, Recall & Problems Archive The place to chat about TSB and Known Issues for the 2012 Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread: This is the worst car ive ever driven in snow Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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)
Yesterday 11:19 AM
felixthecat
Quote:
Originally Posted by n8 dawg View Post
I agree 100%, I don't like T/C to begin with and not having a button is quite annoying. I did find it in the menu, but like you pointed out its not something you can get to quickly.
Wow thats no good.
12-16-2014 02:49 PM
n8 dawg
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darth_Focus View Post
Just got the Altimax a month ago. Been trough a couple snow falls. Much, much better now. Especially the stopping. However the traction control is a show stopper. I honestly cannot believe there is no on off button out in the open. Going through a menu system is ludicrous. When you start to lose momentum, that's when you turn it off on the fly. With the menu, you end up at a full stop, usually on an incline, with traffic slowing behind you. It's a piss poor design and a bad oversight.
I agree 100%, I don't like T/C to begin with and not having a button is quite annoying. I did find it in the menu, but like you pointed out its not something you can get to quickly.
12-16-2014 02:29 PM
Darth_Focus Just got the Altimax a month ago. Been trough a couple snow falls. Much, much better now. Especially the stopping. However the traction control is a show stopper. I honestly cannot believe there is no on off button out in the open. Going through a menu system is ludicrous. When you start to lose momentum, that's when you turn it off on the fly. With the menu, you end up at a full stop, usually on an incline, with traffic slowing behind you. It's a piss poor design and a bad oversight.
12-01-2014 08:52 AM
tdo
Quote:
Originally Posted by n8 dawg View Post
You drove a terminator in the snow I always wanted one but everyone I see is still $20k plus and that's almost a new car price.
Yes. I owned a Redfire convertible from 2005 to 2010. Sold it when I retired. Fun car. Did not like how it hopped like a bunny if you spun the tires. Other than that, great car.

It would make some of the guys at SVTPerformance howl whenever I would post a pic of it, covered in salt. LOL. Still sold it for an excellent price.
11-30-2014 10:38 PM
felixthecat
Quote:
Originally Posted by n8 dawg View Post
You drove a terminator in the snow I always wanted one but everyone I see is still $20k plus and that's almost a new car price.
Rather have a '03-'04 Cobra over a new car you can get at that price. I wouldn't compare new car pricing w/ one of those.
11-30-2014 10:31 PM
n8 dawg
Quote:
Originally Posted by tdo View Post
LOL. I drove several winters with first a 2000 GT and then a 2003 Cobra. I got some ugly wheels and put on Blizzaks. Got around very well, just had to remember to turn off the TC if I was slowing to turn and go up a hill. Ah well, the good old days.

These Winterforce are ok, but not near as good as my old Blizzaks were.
You drove a terminator in the snow I always wanted one but everyone I see is still $20k plus and that's almost a new car price.
11-30-2014 10:07 PM
felixthecat There are times where t/c works & you need it & there are times you don't need it. For sure abs works awesome.
11-30-2014 10:03 PM
tdo
Quote:
Originally Posted by n8 dawg View Post
If you think the focus is bad in the snow try driving a mustang, I got mine stuck in my driveway not pressing in the gas just barely letting off the clutch and was spinning. I hit the gas and it went sideways and sat there for about 5 days before the snow/ice melted. I just wanted to go out and play in the snow with it but I couldn't even do that lol. I also had some high performance street tires on it which have no traction for the snow.
LOL. I drove several winters with first a 2000 GT and then a 2003 Cobra. I got some ugly wheels and put on Blizzaks. Got around very well, just had to remember to turn off the TC if I was slowing to turn and go up a hill. Ah well, the good old days.

These Winterforce are ok, but not near as good as my old Blizzaks were.
11-29-2014 12:13 AM
n8 dawg I never cared for traction control. I know I hit 2nd gear a few days ago and the TCS kicked in and it was like I hit a wall, I thought the engine cut out and I broke the car then I saw the TCS light on. I guess it can be turned off but I didnt see a switch so it must be in the settings menu I'm guessing. As far as snow goes, I have yet to drive the focus in it. I have a 4x4 silverado with some Goodyear duratracs so I doubt the focus will get much drive time in snow.

If you think the focus is bad in the snow try driving a mustang, I got mine stuck in my driveway not pressing in the gas just barely letting off the clutch and was spinning. I hit the gas and it went sideways and sat there for about 5 days before the snow/ice melted. I just wanted to go out and play in the snow with it but I couldn't even do that lol. I also had some high performance street tires on it which have no traction for the snow.
11-29-2014 12:08 AM
felixthecat Sounds like I'd be turning it off as needed.
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 06:46 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. 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 Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat