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Old 05-06-2008, 07:44 PM   #151
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Hey, all! N00b here!

Picked up a 2008 Vista Blue Focus S sedan from Bob Bell Ford in Glen Burnie, MD last Tuesday. Base model, 5-speed, no options 'cept the spare tire! Thanks to all the rebates offered by Ford, it was $11,800!

My primary car is a Ford Shelby GT500 coupe (Alloy w/Tungsten stripes), but between the horrendous roads here in DC and the cost of premium, I finally convinced my wife I needed a commuter car. After looking at ALL the subcompacts, the Focus was by far the best deal - most fun to drive, and it came with A/C standard! I gotta admit, I drool with envy at the ads that show off the Sync, 'cos I'm a total gadget geek, but then I remember that I wanted to spend as little as possible.

That, and if I ever feel sad, I just hop into the Shelby and roar away!

Looking forward to expanding my Ford obsession to the Focus as well. Nice to meet y'all!
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:54 AM   #152
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Hey all...

Replaced my 1995 Fort Escort (124k and still running with broken A/C. Gotta have A/C in Texas). The TexasAirCheck program will give you a $3000 voucher to get your 1997 or older vehicle off the road, for a cleaner emissions vehicle, 2005 or newer.

Considered Accords, Corrollas, and Civics, new and used, but just coudn't get the price I wanted.

Acquired a family and friends x-plan discount, plus another $3000 in dealer incentives, plus the $3000 voucher from the state, not a bad deal on a new car.

Silver 4 door sedan SES, loaded, execept for leather seats and sunroof. SYNC, 5CD changer (obsolete with MP3s?), Sirrius Satellite, 16 inch allow wheels with Pirelli tires, tinted windows, spoiler.

Just about to finish the second tank of gas, 28.3 mpg the first tank, 29.0 so far on the second. My commute is 34 miles round trip in light to moderate rush hour traffic.

Searched for Ford Focus Forums and obviously this is the first site that came up!
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Old 05-10-2008, 12:24 AM   #153
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another newbie saying hi

Hi all,

I was posting on feoa.net as I had a 99 Escort, note I said "had". It blew the engine last week which really sucked. I did a Google search and found this forum, looks like lots of good stuff here.

We (my wife and I) needed another car so we ended up buying a 2008 SE coupe and we LOVE it! We got it Friday (05/09), we got a great deal too. Sticker was 16,9 and they came down four grand and yes, it's brand new. We were going to go drive a Cobalt afterwards but we fell in love w/the Focus. Our SE is vermillion red w/ebony interior, options are a/t/ abs and the spare tire. We were both very impressed w/the seats, ride, handling, quietness, and the "tight" feel of the car. It doesn't feel like an economy car to us.

I'm attaching a pic or two and signing off.

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Old 05-10-2008, 03:06 AM   #154
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New here

Hey my name is Kyle I am a former Bronco owner and have decided to sell my baby and get me a focus Im going to need help in deciding what type to get I like the 2002 hatchback models. Is there anything I should be looking at when going to purchase a used focus in this era of 2002 models? any information is greatly apprciated thank you for letting me join your site I hope to become a fanatic in the near future sincerly,Kyle
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Old 05-11-2008, 04:18 AM   #155
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The modern 06+ Ford Focus rocks. Great road manners that leave Honda Civ begging in the dust! Sweet power band for automatics. Even better for manual. This great car ain't making the big money for the suits in Detroit which says something unique about Ford. For me? It says I paid about $5000 too much for my Honda!
I like my Honda Civic Coupe EX but I love my Ford Focus ZX4. Faster. Smarter. I love my Ford!
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:22 PM   #156
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Hey I'm new here. My name is Reeve and I live in Grants Pass Oregon. I just took a road trip to the bay area to pick up my 2003 Grey ZX3. I looked around for a while to find a 2.3 Zx3 with the options I wanted and finally found a perfect one. It's got just about every option I can think of it has 58k it's a 5 spd and it is in perfect condition. I got it for $7700. I like building fast turbo cars but the focus will never get a turbo. It's just a DD and I have not been able to say "fill it with regular" in a while and I like it. I don't have any big plans I need to keep myself from modding the focus too much. I am going to start with a home made cold air and a balance shaft delete. That should hold me over for a while but the Focus is way down on power compared to my other cars. My DD 1988 Thunderbird turbo coupe was a 13.7 car. My 1980 Capri RS turbo 2.3 is a 12.6 car (soon to be much faster) and I also have a 14.6 88 RX7 TurboII. I also have a 1973 Toyota Carina (for dirt and snow fun) and a 1980 Scout II for off road fun.
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:27 PM   #157
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Hi guys, just surfed in from 502 street scene. At this time I don,t own a focus but I am looking at a Saleen that belongs to one of my teenage sons friends. The motor is hurt (Nitrous) But the rest of the car looks great. My car is a 86 Merkur XR4TI. I have been hunting for some nice rims and tires with no luck until a friend told me that my Merkur shares the same oddball 4x108 rim size with the Focus. I think The SVT's would look pretty good on my Merk.
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:46 AM   #158
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Hello all will be lurking for awhile...

Have a 2000 Focus with 159k looking to squeeze at least another

100k out of this machine.. I love this little car!!!
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:26 PM   #159
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HELP!, 2007 Ford Focus ST 2.3 Engine

Hello everyone. I am new to this. I have a 2007 Ford Focus ST. I want to get more performance out of it, but I am wondering if it is worth it. I have had some troubles with it since the beginning. At my first oil change, I was told and showed that the tires(front) were wearing really quickly on the outside. The alignment was way off. They realigned it and the steering wheel would not line up. I brought it back and they tested it again. The alignment was on, but the steering wheel was still off. When Im on the highway, the front end shakes at 60 mph and above. There is also a rattle in the front end, especially when im turning to the left at 50 mph and above. Ford keeps telling me there is nothing wrong. The engine also idles irratically more than not(there are some times that it idles fine). Excelleration is sluggish, and i feel a skip or sputter(like its miss-firing or not getting gas). I also feel this skip when coasting in gear(doesnt matter which gear). Ford tells me that the idle is typical, and does not feel the skip or sluggishness. Has anyone else had any of these problems? Please Help! Its to bad, because when it is running good, its fun to drive!
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:16 PM   #160
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Hello my name is Samuel. I drive a focus ST. I found you guys looking for information
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