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Old 07-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by riparke View Post
TDI Special oil, Hi pressure fuel pump go out the whole fuel system from tank to injectors has to be replaced ( small metal flakes), particulate filter replaced at 100 k if you had no problems with the system, exhaust flap sticks, inter-cooler condenses water and is sucked into engine ( I had that issue ) if you have the DSG it has wet clutches which at every 40k the fluid must be changed 350 to 400 at dealer (special equipment needed)
Seems like whatever fuel economy boost you gain is more than eaten up by crazy expensive maintenance... that's nucking futs.

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Originally Posted by joshuafail View Post
And while I'm glad you converted to a Focus, it seems a little unfair to dump a car because of the problems that have such a slight chance of going wrong... I'm sure 2% of Foci equipped with the self-parking system park themselves sideways up the wrong end of a telephone pole.
That is a funny image, and also probably a Ford Lawer's nightmare!
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