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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. 398 28.37%
Nothing too serious, minor work here and there. Hasn't broken the bank account yet! 769 54.81%
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! 196 13.97%
So many problems that I will never buy a Ford again. Nearly went bankrupt due to repair shop bills! 40 2.85%
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:30 PM   #301
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And I forgot to mention that when I got the car new, it made a strange noise on turns and it took the dealer two weeks to figure out is was a broken sway bar which it had when I first picked it up. Dealer went out of business two weeks later. Clowns in the service department and tomorrow I am going to tell them I want to see the broken pivot. Don't believe one word they say.
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Old 11-05-2010, 06:03 AM   #302
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Not one problem yet 36,000 miles so far 2008 coupe
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:03 PM   #303
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I drive a 03 SVT. Three months after I bought the car brand new the alternator needed to be replaced. Since then the only other major fix was replacing the clutch/flywheel at 83,000 miles.
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:09 AM   #304
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I bought my '05 ZX3 SES with 27K on it in '08. It has 120K on it now and has been great until the recent high idle issues. I've even had a coyote go thru the radiator at about 55mph and was able to get salvage parts to fix it for less than $500.
2005 ZX3 daily driver w/ CAI.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:07 AM   #305
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Nothing too serious. Only a few general repairs on my '01 ZX3. I bought it at 101k, so I had to expect to replacing a few things here and there.

What I've done:

Alignment (was my fault)
Wheel bearing
Fuel pump/fuel filter (pump was under warranty and Ford's fault)
dampers, end links and spark plugs will be getting changed here soon as well (broken end link is my fault, LOL)

Other than that stuff, and regular oil changes, that's about it. I'm very pleased.
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:18 PM   #306
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The only problems I had 6-disc CD player, clutch,pressure plate-warranty covered that. nothing since. thats to bad to here what "Megdoe" is going thru thou. I believe the focus is a great little car for the money. $ for $ you can't beat it.
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:46 PM   #307
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Just bought it when we returned from Iraq. I was looking for something that was decent on gas and did not look too small. So far I have had no issues. Knock on wood.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:59 PM   #308
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Nothing unusual I guess:
Thermostat, clutch@100K, really quite good until the timing belt went a few weeks back. Now it looks like a new engine or a head at least. Big bummer!!
Anyone need any parts?
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:20 PM   #309
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I had rebuilt transmission, changed wipers, repaired passenger rear window (window fell down), driver's window same probem(rigged w/hanger and duct tape), replace all three mounts (engine was the worst some fanatics report ever seeing), bought all new tires, replaced headlight bulbs (both), replaced rear right light cover, replaced spark plugs, replaced hose, used car twice for collateral loans, great on gas and fitting into parking space. Has leather seats. Only washed four times (great finish). Bought used in 2004. Car year is 2000. Had approx 40k miles on it. I've added 83k miles. Love my car! Grateful to all of the FF who have helped me on my Ford journey. Special shout out to the Captain!
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Old 12-25-2010, 01:36 AM   #310
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Bought a mach audio about 2 months ago w/ 117k miles on it... no problems except a strange flat spot on one tire. got a new one ...
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