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Old 09-24-2003, 12:24 AM   #1
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New to Forum and the Focus

Hello all, I drove an old Escort til I was hit by a girl running a red light. My dad surprised me with a brand new Black 2003 ZX5 Ford Focus(Comfort Level, automatic only option) as an early college graduation gift. I was wondering what suggestions you guys have on how to spend $200. I have just an automatic to work with, a shame since I loved driving a manual. I was thinking about a K and N air filter, and a filter for the cabin. Also a shortened antenna from http://www.zx3tuning.com/, if it won't reduce my reception by a lot.

Thanks for any advice given.

Edit: Also, whats the risk of losing warranty coverage?(high flow intake, udp, and catback)



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Old 09-24-2003, 12:27 AM   #2
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to the FF board, hope ya like it here. For a automatic, you could get a chip.
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Old 09-24-2003, 12:38 AM   #3
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Welcome!

200 is a little tight to get a whole lot on. You could get a UDP, they are around 100. You can get some of the cheaper intakes for 200 (or less) as well.
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Old 09-24-2003, 12:41 AM   #4
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Hi James, welcome aboard! I'm sure you'll find out more than you ever wanted to know about the Focus here. What kind of Escort did you have? I still have the car I owned before the Focus, which was a 94 Escort GT. I am always impressed when I've recently driven the Escort and then switch back to the Focus, how much nicer all-around the Focus is. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
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Old 09-24-2003, 12:53 AM   #5
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It was a 2 door hatchback, 5 speed '91 Blue Escort Lx. Nothing special but I kept it in good shape over the years. Comically, my brother has the same exact model and color, except his is an automatic 4 door.

I'm very impressed with the Focus. I'm still in awe.

I also need suggestions on some vendors.
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Old 09-24-2003, 01:04 AM   #6
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Just these re-sellers out:

www.newedgeperformance.com
www.modernperformance.com
www.myfordperformance.com
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Old 09-24-2003, 01:05 AM   #7
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Here's a couple I've heard good things about:

http://www.mcnewsautomotive.com

http://www.myfordperformance.com

There are many others, though. For manufacturers' sites, here a few:

http://www.focussport.com/menu1.htm

http://www.focus-central.com/main.asp

http://www.steedafocus.com/
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Mate I'd say take that $200, take you old man out to dinner or lunch somewhere and go check out a football or basketball match or something, have fun with him and let him know how much you love him!! What an awesome Dad. My old man surprised me when I was looking for a new car too.. only had about $10k so he gave me another $10k and loaned me $7k (which I'm paying back interest free) so all up I could buy my little luxury Zetec model (ZX3). Naturally he arranged the fat discount on the car (on road costs for free) so it was cheaper for both of us!!!!
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Old 09-24-2003, 10:15 AM   #9
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aboard. you will like it here. there are alot of nice people here in this forum.
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Old 09-24-2003, 12:02 PM   #10
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