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View Poll Results: How serious have problems with your Focus been?
Nothing wrong with it! Really pleased with my decision to buy. 402 28.29%
Nothing too serious, minor work here and there. Hasn't broken the bank account yet! 779 54.82%
A number of costly and/or irritating deficiences with the car. Spent a fair bit of change fixing them, and would seriously reconsider buying again! 200 14.07%
So many problems that I will never buy a Ford again. Nearly went bankrupt due to repair shop bills! 40 2.81%
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:42 AM   #131
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Before my 2005 ZX4, Had a 2002 SE, put 30,000km+ on it, only changed the plugs/wires. Ex G/F had a 2003 ZX3, blew a rad hose, starter, plugs, and struts. She was a little rough tho...
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:45 PM   #132
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My tranny cables popped out of their holders a couple times.
I hit a raccoon and had to replace my radiator and radiator fan, but that wasn't the car's fault.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:06 AM   #133
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mine keeps stalling on me and its an automatic now im checking the vaccum hoses cause that might be it, and my hole car shacks after i pulled out the spark plugs the one is so shot its only running 3 cylinders,
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:38 PM   #134
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don't even get me started on what problems I've had lol I'm sure I need to update my last post in this thread
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:01 AM   #135
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I guess the only real problem I had was the Clutch exploding at 60 mph and coasting to a stop on a major highway. But..... Warranty and the TSB covered the failing slave cylinder. Other that nothing really bad.... Bosch plug are a definate no go in the 2.3 Duratec motor, they caused nothing but trouble. I switched over to Autolite plugs and smooth running here!
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:33 PM   #136
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factory tires only got about 15,300 miles on them when i had no trend( no burn outs either) and had to replace those and also brakes lasted for 20,000 till put new ones on
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:26 PM   #137
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Focus Boy... how many burn-outs did you do? lol
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:38 AM   #138
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funny thing all I heard about the brakes on a focus is how bad they are and they don't last very long. Mine lasted well over 50,000mi at least thats good lol.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:48 PM   #139
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my car would not start one time and left me stranded at mcdonalds on my lunch hour. the battery died and it only had like 500 miles on it at the time. ford replaced the battery and no problems since.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:21 AM   #140
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Well, my '00 ZTS was problematic, relatively speaking. Bought it with 4k miles on it, sold it with 12k. The passenger side mirror fell off simply while I was washing the car, and the brakes had a squeak that three dealerships never could chase down (though it didn't help that the dealers where I used to live were rather rude to begin with). Considering I didn't have it long...

My '04 SVT hasn't given me problems so far, though I haven't had it for very long yet. The only issues I've noted are that the sun visors fall out of their mounting hole easily, and I also had one of the cables that releases the hatchback's seatback come out of its mounting hole. Both are fixable in about 6 seconds, so no biggie.

My Ford Focus; no matter how hot/cold it is, the brakes always squeal for the first few times I use them, but then it quits.
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