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Old 03-04-2008, 01:56 PM   #81
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I am a Ford girl. All I have ever driven are Fords. I started with an '88 Tempo (got me through high school), then a '93 Escort LX wagon (got me through college), then a '98 Escort SE sedan (first new car), then a '02 Escape XLT 4x4 (second new car), and now I have a '04 Freestar SEL minivan (hey, I have kids), but I did get a Pioneer AVIC Z2 with Sirius for the van :) Anyway, the gas crunch has me going to test drive an '05 Focus SE ZX4 (automatic) tomorrow morning. If I like it, I will have my sixth Ford in nearly 15 years (ok I just made myself feel old saying that!). My husband (Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 with several nice mods) is skeptical of this action, but nonetheless he found this site and sent me a link. At first I was worried that it would be filled with modders who all drive stick, but so far I've seen a decent mix. This car will be the daily driver (25 miles one way to work is KILLING us on gas!), but I also wanted something fun. Can't afford a new one or I'd be all over that! I do intend to take my AVIC Z2 out of my van and put it in the Focus, though (should be alright - Focus has a double-DIN stereo) - anyone have any experience with that?

I just realized that I have a LOT of parentheticals in that paragraph, but I can't think of anything I want to delete! Oh well :)

ETA: The Focus I'm looking at tomorrow has the upgraded alloy rims, 15" wheels, cruise control, audio controls on the steering wheel - useless with my Pioneer, but oh well - power brakes/windows/doors, remote keyless entry, and tachometer. Oh, and 34,500 miles.

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Old 03-04-2008, 02:11 PM   #82
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I drive my wife's 2000 LX from time to time when I gotta work on my Jeep. Fun little car, stick shift really helps with the 103hp SOHC...:D If we keep it long enough it needs wheels and some more power. But for the time being, my Jeep eats up my extra money for car mods...
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:17 AM   #83
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Hi!

I'm a french driving a 1.6L black zx3. I bought it in 2007. This is my second car, the first was a golf mk3. I found this site with google. I'm not really good in english, so if you don't understand me, say it :p
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:43 AM   #84
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audio controls on the steering wheel - useless with my Pioneer, but oh well
Not necessarily -- http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...&tp=3405&avf=N

I added one to my 07 and it works pretty well. Has a touch of lag compared to the factory stereo, but it does work. They have one specifically for Pioneer as well, that one I linked is the generic one which works most after market radios with remotes.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:50 PM   #85
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Hey Everyone, my name is Brooke

I was happy to be able to find a site where I could learn all about my focus, because as of right now i'm lacking any knowledge about them so please bare with me

I have an 08 ses on the way (should be here in about a month or so.) I've been saving forever and very very excited to get it, this is my first official car so I plan to baby it plenty! Tips-on anything are certainly welcomed
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:08 AM   #86
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Welcome to FF all Newbies. Explore the site, many questions you have may be answered. This site is awesome and everyone is willing to help.

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Old 03-06-2008, 03:16 AM   #87
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:18 PM   #88
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:05 PM   #89
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:32 PM   #90
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Now own a 2002 Focus LX -- bone stock .. needs a few upgrades immediately -- going with B&G sport Springs and Sachs struts/shocks -- looking forward to the improvement --the car already handles well, but it needs more --
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