Focus written off, what next? - Page 5 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Discussions > Ford Focus & General Car Chat

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

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-08-2013, 12:42 PM   #41
replica81
Focus Addict
 
replica81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 88615
Location: Seattle, WA
What I Drive: 05 ST

Posts: 1,262
Points 1,525, Level 22
Points: 1,525, Level: 22 Points: 1,525, Level: 22 Points: 1,525, Level: 22
Level Up 25% Completed
Level up: 25% Level up: 25% Level up: 25%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 3 replica81 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
I'd look for a Ford Ranger. It will run longer than you'll care to own it. Also, after it's paid off, it's nice to have a small truck as a second vehicle.

If you insist on going new, base Focus sedans sell in the 15k range.
__________________
SR #272
Beer and Metal.
replica81 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #42
Nevin W
Focus Addict
 
Nevin W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 98043
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
What I Drive: 1994 Chevy S10 4x4

Posts: 1,000
Points 1,524, Level 22
Points: 1,524, Level: 22 Points: 1,524, Level: 22 Points: 1,524, Level: 22
Level Up 24% Completed
Level up: 24% Level up: 24% Level up: 24%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 Nevin W Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Unfortunately they do not sell that cheap in Canada. I think a base focus is around 20-21k
__________________
PNW Crew #45
1994 Chevy S10 4x4 w/ 4.3 Vortec
2002 Sonic Blue Focus SVT Supercharged - SOLD
2002 Liquid Grey Metallic Wagon - SOLD
Nevin
Nevin W is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2013, 01:29 PM   #43
Gi_Jo_Nathan
Focus Addict
 
Gi_Jo_Nathan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Fan#: 98931
Location: Upstate, SC
What I Drive: 2012 Sonic Blue 5Door MTX

Posts: 565
Points 368, Level 7
Points: 368, Level: 7 Points: 368, Level: 7 Points: 368, Level: 7
Level Up 36% Completed
Level up: 36% Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 3 Gi_Jo_Nathan Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by replica81 View Post
I'd look for a Ford Ranger. It will run longer than you'll care to own it. Also, after it's paid off, it's nice to have a small truck as a second vehicle.
This.
Get a 2.3/2.5 5spd Ranger.
They even get decent mileage.
__________________
Jonathan
12 SE HB MTX, IE Tuned, Snorkel DLT, Green Filter(Gray), custom 2.5" cat-back w/borla, Steeda RSB & Short Shift Bracket, JBR Solid Shifter Bushing's, MS3 RMM w/Corksport Inserts, Ti Heads, Redline Tuning Hood Struts, De-chromed
Gi_Jo_Nathan is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2013, 02:43 AM   #44
xFOCIx
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2005
Fan#: 23553
Location: Oregon, OR
What I Drive: 2005 ZX3 5spd

Posts: 527
FF Reputation: 15 xFOCIx Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by crazy_urn View Post
If I were in your shoes, I would pay cash for the cheapest piece of junk you can find that will stay on the road for a year or two .
A basic car that gets decent mileage, gets you from point A to point B, enough treads left (on bottom of the food chain cars, tire treads do matter in value), required equipment in acceptable shape and no water leak isn't going to come by easily for cheap.

You'd have to get one from someone you know and preferably a car you know(that your friend had for years and you rode in more than a few times) that he's getting rid of for personal reason, such as kids, personal finance, etc. Beaters often get driven until the wheels almost fall off and put together by duct tape and gets dumped when its no longer economical to keep. You don't want to be buying those.

If you get one that gets 18mpg, you take a $970 penalty in fuel cost difference in one year. Going from 30 mpg($1,400/yr at 12,000 miles at 3.50/gal to 18 mpg($2,333) for a year has more impact than going from 30mpg to 60 mpg.

Cost to buy it + any repairs you have to make + any wear and tear you have to address + fuel cost difference of t if its lower than what had. When you get rid of it, deduct what you actually sell for. This difference is your actual loss/gain.

Beaters are costly to upkeep unless you do most of your repairs and they're even then. Factor in the time spent fixing it too that you could be doing something you want to do instead.

Last edited by xFOCIx; 10-09-2013 at 05:06 AM.
xFOCIx is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2013, 11:28 AM   #45
replica81
Focus Addict
 
replica81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 88615
Location: Seattle, WA
What I Drive: 05 ST

Posts: 1,262
Points 1,525, Level 22
Points: 1,525, Level: 22 Points: 1,525, Level: 22 Points: 1,525, Level: 22
Level Up 25% Completed
Level up: 25% Level up: 25% Level up: 25%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 3 replica81 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
One of the best beaters ever is the 88-91 Civic. It simply can't be killed.
__________________
SR #272
Beer and Metal.
replica81 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2013, 11:32 AM   #46
SlickWilly
Focus Fanatic
 
SlickWilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Fan#: 116476
Location: Orlando, FL
What I Drive: 2009 Ford Focus SES Sangria Red

Posts: 1,987
Points 4,242, Level 41
Points: 4,242, Level: 41 Points: 4,242, Level: 41 Points: 4,242, Level: 41
Level Up 46% Completed
Level up: 46% Level up: 46% Level up: 46%
Forum Activity 16%
Activity: 16% Activity: 16% Activity: 16%
FF Reputation: 5 SlickWilly Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
My girlfriend drives a 98 civic with like 200k miles on it with out a single issue
__________________
14.61@100.1
SlickWilly is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2013, 12:13 AM   #47
NBFocus
Focus Enthusiast
 
NBFocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Fan#: 75547
Location: Sussex, Canada
What I Drive: 2014 Focus SE Sedan

Posts: 422
Points 1,767, Level 24
Points: 1,767, Level: 24 Points: 1,767, Level: 24 Points: 1,767, Level: 24
Level Up 67% Completed
Level up: 67% Level up: 67% Level up: 67%
Forum Activity 33%
Activity: 33% Activity: 33% Activity: 33%
FF Reputation: 1 NBFocus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Well! I finally got my "replacement" now before any one flames me for buying a old gas guzzler, this truck is a 1988 Ford F150 XLT Lariat, its a 4x4 302, and it works damn good. Like any old vehicle its got its quirks, but for basically 500 bucks, and only 187000 kms, I hope it serves me well. Depending on how things go I might restore it, but we'll see. Anyway, without further adieu, here are the pics!

OH! and I will be still sticking around here, I love this site, I love Focuses, and I will have another.



__________________
I`m Rob.
2014 Focus Sedan|2009 Focus SES Coupe(SOLD)|2012 SGM Focus Ti Hatch. (Written off. )|2000 Cloud 9 White Focus sedan (SOLD).
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustHereFTM View Post
hes still single and thirsty because he wasted his pepsi...
NBFocus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2013, 04:50 AM   #48
Nevin W
Focus Addict
 
Nevin W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 98043
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
What I Drive: 1994 Chevy S10 4x4

Posts: 1,000
Points 1,524, Level 22
Points: 1,524, Level: 22 Points: 1,524, Level: 22 Points: 1,524, Level: 22
Level Up 24% Completed
Level up: 24% Level up: 24% Level up: 24%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 Nevin W Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Damn! That is a nice truck for $500!!! I would pay that for that truck any day. Hell, if I had space I would buy a truck like that and then use my SVT in the less harsh months. That being said, Vancouver is never really "harsh"...
__________________
PNW Crew #45
1994 Chevy S10 4x4 w/ 4.3 Vortec
2002 Sonic Blue Focus SVT Supercharged - SOLD
2002 Liquid Grey Metallic Wagon - SOLD
Nevin
Nevin W is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2013, 07:02 AM   #49
Gi_Jo_Nathan
Focus Addict
 
Gi_Jo_Nathan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Fan#: 98931
Location: Upstate, SC
What I Drive: 2012 Sonic Blue 5Door MTX

Posts: 565
Points 368, Level 7
Points: 368, Level: 7 Points: 368, Level: 7 Points: 368, Level: 7
Level Up 36% Completed
Level up: 36% Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 3 Gi_Jo_Nathan Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Good buy!
I would suggest leaving it alone, other than maintenance stuff, and just focus (pun intended) on paying off the 9k.
__________________
Jonathan
12 SE HB MTX, IE Tuned, Snorkel DLT, Green Filter(Gray), custom 2.5" cat-back w/borla, Steeda RSB & Short Shift Bracket, JBR Solid Shifter Bushing's, MS3 RMM w/Corksport Inserts, Ti Heads, Redline Tuning Hood Struts, De-chromed
Gi_Jo_Nathan is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2013, 11:11 AM   #50
crazy_urn
Capt. Urn
 
crazy_urn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Fan#: 1986
Location: Uncharted Waters, CO
What I Drive: 77 F-250, 10 HHR, 08 Outlook

Posts: 5,491
FF Reputation: 5 crazy_urn Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Quote:
Originally Posted by NBFocus View Post
Well! I finally got my "replacement" now before any one flames me for buying a old gas guzzler, this truck is a 1988 Ford F150 XLT Lariat, its a 4x4 302, and it works damn good. Like any old vehicle its got its quirks, but for basically 500 bucks, and only 187000 kms, I hope it serves me well. Depending on how things go I might restore it, but we'll see. Anyway, without further adieu, here are the pics!
GREAT find! I would have paid $500 for that truck in a heartbeat (and figured out how to tell my wife later... lol ).

Enjoy it. (I bet when you are able to purchase the new focus, you won't want to get ride of the truck)

__________________
Defending the reputation of the red-headed step-child of the focus world for far too long.
crazy_urn is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST 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.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:09 AM.


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 Cadillac ATS-V, 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.