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Old 08-03-2008, 01:53 PM   #51
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The 2001 is currently just a single response short, and might not make it (to participate in this round you must have signed up a couple weeks ago).

I'd like to avoid such close calls in November, so hopefully more Focus owners will sign up and participate.

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Old 09-01-2008, 09:56 AM   #52
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Updated results have been posted for the 2001, 2005, and 2007. The repair rate for the 2007 appears to be average, the 2005 a bit better than average, and the 2001 better than average. But the sample sizes for the 2001 and 2007 are especially small, so these results might be inaccurate. In all three cases the results are asterisked for small sample sizes and visible only to members on the site.

I'd like to get rid of those asterisks and provide precise results for all model years. Need more participants to help make this happen.

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Old 09-29-2008, 12:49 PM   #53
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We're about to start the last round of data collection before the November results. More participants remain needed for every year of the Focus.

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Old 10-26-2008, 11:21 AM   #54
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The November results will include the 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2007. The 2006 and 2008 are currently just a response or two short of the bare minimum, so they might also make it into this set.

In all cases, the results will be asterisked for marginal sample sizes. We'd like to provide the best possible reliability information on the Focus, but more participants are needed for this to happen.

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Old 11-25-2008, 12:35 PM   #55
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Thanks to the help of this forum's members, the latest results include many model years of the Ford Focus. Sample sizes are small in all cases, though, so these results provide only a rough indicator of repair rates.

In terms of successful repair trips per 100 vehicles per year:

2000: 120, about average

2001: 110, about average

2002: 183, worse than average, probably inaccurate given results for other years

2003: 62, better than average

2005: 39, better than average, seems a bit too good to be accurate, given results for other model years; but larger sample size than other years, so maybe not

2006: 100, worse than average, seems inaccurate given results for 2005 and 2007

2007: 47, average

2008: 48, average

With additional participants, we could provide precise results for all model years.

For the full set of results, and to sign up to help:

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Old 11-25-2008, 01:00 PM   #56
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What happened to 2004, not enough data?
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:15 PM   #57
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Bingo.

I'm doing everything I can here, but the one thing I can't do myself is provide the data. That's up to you guys ;)
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:46 PM   #58
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This month's survey is the last before the February results. Sample sizes have been marginal for the Focus, so additional participants would be very helpful.

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Updated results were posted this week. We have a full result for the 2005 Focus, and partial results for seven other model years.

In general, the repair rate is average for these cars. One model year is worse than average, and two are better than average, but in all three cases small sample sizes could be responsible for the variation.

A big thanks to everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in May, August, and November, so additional participants would certainly be helpful. We'd like to provide full results for more model years.

We now have a separate results page for each model. The one of the Ford Focus:

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Old 03-10-2009, 01:46 PM   #60
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In about a month we'll start previewing the next set of results to participants. More remain needed for all years.

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