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Old 01-08-2008, 01:30 AM   #11
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Been a member for a little over a month and I love this site! Tons of info and great people.

Joined immediately after buying my '04 ZX3 2.3L and it's twice the car my '98 Escort ZX2 was

Thanks for all the help I've already gotten!
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:05 PM   #12
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Question Wanting to be an owner!!

Hey guys I just came on here to do a little research so any help you can give me can be great!! I'm looking in to purchasing a Focus and I want to have some HONEST opinions on them. I'm can't purchase a brand new car but if you guys could give me any tips on what to look for when buying a used Focus would be great. What kind of mileage should I look for? What price? The reliability of the car? Thanks so much in advance!!
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Old 01-08-2008, 07:12 PM   #13
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Hey guys I just came on here to do a little research so any help you can give me can be great!! I'm looking in to purchasing a Focus and I want to have some HONEST opinions on them. I'm can't purchase a brand new car but if you guys could give me any tips on what to look for when buying a used Focus would be great. What kind of mileage should I look for? What price? The reliability of the car? Thanks so much in advance!!
If you want a car that you can upgrade HP, get the 2.3L, if you want good gas mileage and less HP, get a 2.0

Since you're buying used, try to look for one with under 50k miles so you can can get some lifespan out of it.

Manual trannys are more fun and put more HP to the road than automatics, so I'd recommend getting a stick. Less to go wrong too.

The fOCUS is probably not as reliable as the honda civic, but way cooler and faster
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Old 01-09-2008, 06:37 PM   #14
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Hi everyone! I'm glad to be a focus owner (on my second one). First was a 01 SE 4-door with zetec, now i just bought a 05 ZX3 with 2.0 dura.
Parts waiting to be installed this spring are Roush Stage 2 suspension kit, 18" ADR Interspeed rims with 215/35-18 nexen n3000 tires, and full cat back stainless 2.5" exhaust.
I love shopping on ebay for parts. You can get some pretty incredible deals there. My exhaust $130 shipped, tires/rims $718 shipped, suspension $335 shipped. Plus I'm a Mechanic so labor is free.
Cant wait to post some before and after pics!! Thanks all
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:29 PM   #15
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Hey guys I just came on here to do a little research so any help you can give me can be great!! I'm looking in to purchasing a Focus and I want to have some HONEST opinions on them. I'm can't purchase a brand new car but if you guys could give me any tips on what to look for when buying a used Focus would be great. What kind of mileage should I look for? What price? The reliability of the car? Thanks so much in advance!!
also try to get a 2003 and above(my personal suggestion)they seemed to be more reliable then the earlier models
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:09 PM   #16
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Hey, my name is Mike, and I'm 18 years old.

My first car was/is a Ford Focus ZX3 Yellow '06. Bought it with about 6k miles on it and already tossed 10k on it within the past couple months. Everything is stock, 2.0L 5spd. I love it. Looking to do great things with this fofo, but at the moment money is at a minimum while I'm attending school at RIT.

Found this site just by browsing the web. Have been viewing for about 2 weeks now and I've learned so much already, it's great. Can't wait to try my own DIY's and to follow some How-To's.
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Old 01-12-2008, 06:53 PM   #17
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Talking New to Focus Fanatics- Loving every minute of it! :)

Hey Everyone-
I'm new to the site and I'm loving searching around.
I like to see what everybody does with their cars to make them standout..

I'll have pics up soon of my 2005 Black ZX4
Got it a few months ago, and already making some mods.

Can't wait to be apart of chats and so on here :)

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Old 01-12-2008, 07:42 PM   #18
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Hello to everyone!

I purchased my '03 ZX5 at the end of October 2007. We found it (with 51K miles) at a rebuilder shop and I drove 7 hours to look at it! Turns out the car had been stolen and was a theft recovery. Nothing wrong with it except that it needed an oil change and a interior detail job bad. It was a total steal at only $4500.

Other than my 1964 Impala, this has been the most fun I have had owning a car!

Thanks to everyone for all the great info!
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:43 PM   #19
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Hi all! I'm currently driving a 62 Ford Falcon & a 91 Honda CRX HF. The CRX is about to go & I will be purchasing an 08 Focus coupe when I can find the one I want. My sig other just purchased an 08 Focus SE sedan last friday & she loves it! This seems like a pretty good site, so I will check in often.
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:43 AM   #20
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HI,

I've been a Focus owner since 2005, used to drive the Focus wagon when I was in Germany and needed to rent a car (couldn't believe the amount of cargo space and head room!)... bought my little one to save gas. Love it.

I came on here to search for (and found) an answer about my turn indicator blinking rapidly.

I'll be hanging out and reading more.
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