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Old 07-24-2009, 09:19 AM   #421
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Old 07-24-2009, 03:29 PM   #422
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:38 PM   #423
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newbie here, 02 Focus ZTS, is the ebay headlights good?If not what you guys recommend?
Ebay headlights are generally ok but you also have to remember you get what you pay for. Welcome to the site as well.

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Not sure if I should post this here or the General section, but I'll try here first.

The internet has been an incredible boon to automobile ownership. There are so many things I was able to learn or fix on my previous Saturn SC2 through SaturnFans that I know forums like this are indenspensible.

Well, eventually that Saturn cost more to upkeep than it was worth, so I sold it. I commute on my motorcycle, but if I want to do trackdays (or ever take a girl on a date) I need a car. The Ford Focus seems to represent one of the best small car values on the market, sitting at a crossroads of refinement, reliability, and (lack of) appeal.

I'm not throwing around insults, just observations - the Japanese hatches carry a huge used car premium due to their lineage, as do the German cars. The Focus has the same quality, but none of the 'star power' of those other cars, making it an excellent value.

Anyway, I found a private seller who's selling an '06 ZX3 SE in manual. However, the car is salvage title from (what I understand to be) an accident that caved in the flank of the car behind the door. I do not yet know if the unibody had to be welded/repaired yet because I have not seen the car in person. Also, as probably a result of that impact, the SRS light is on in the dash (owner says bags were not/are not blown.)

I am not afraid of a repaired car at all, however I do draw a line at damage that will affect the longevity/driveability of the car. My question to you is, is this an automatic walk away? Or should I pursue this?
Welcome to the site. You might be able to get better information if you post this in the technical chat section rather than in here since most people hardly ever check this section. Good luck to you. If you are in doubt just take it to a trusted mechanic and body shop to have them inspect the car thoroughly. The extra $60-100 you spend to have the inspections could save you thousands down the road.

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hello, i just bought a 2000 Focus Sedan with a 5speed. its sangria red. got a great deal on it and i couldnt be happier. i needed a car really bad but i really like this car and have been researching them for a while. i used to have a 97 contour sport with the zetec and 5speed and loved that car. i think i will like this one even more though it dont have the zetec :( spi... oh well i just needed a cheap daily driver with good gas mileage. anyway i have been working on cars since i was 15 and generally know what im talking about so i should be able to bring some help to the forums. :)
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:54 PM   #424
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Hey Everyone! Bought an 08 SE Sedan last year... I liked it so much that I made sure my 22 yr old Son and 19 yr old daughter got the 09's... My son's car is so Cooool! He got the 09 SES with 17" Wheels and Tinted windows with the smoked Grill and ambiant lighting... Wayyyy Cooool ...it's a guys car...
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:06 PM   #425
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I'm Dan and I just picked up a black 09 SES Coupe w/auto. Great looking car, but i hate the engine. My mom has an 08 SE sedan, so i know what the car will be capable of when it's finally broken in. At least in a straight line, the suspension seems pretty sweet :D

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2 things I want to do: Wheel locks and a car cover (black car + no garage...no fun) Where could I pick both up for fairly cheap? I'd like to get the wheel locks NOW. Already had my "up to no good" neighbors ask me how big the wheels are. 17's. On a stock focus. I know. :D

I got the extended warranty--but i know i'll end up voiding it somehow. CAI/exhaust? we'll see.
Hey Dan... Glad to see your here... have you told Mandy about this site... Have you posted any pics yet? if not we have to get together and post one of all our cars. :]] Hope you got your wheel locks. Talk to ya soon
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:01 PM   #426
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:28 PM   #427
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:37 PM   #428
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Hey Everyone! Bought an 08 SE Sedan last year... I liked it so much that I made sure my 22 yr old Son and 19 yr old daughter got the 09's... My son's car is so Cooool! He got the 09 SES with 17" Wheels and Tinted windows with the smoked Grill and ambiant lighting... Wayyyy Cooool ...it's a guys car...
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:54 AM   #429
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Hello all.Well been looking for informarion about puting turbo into my ford focus mk1 2002 1.6l SE(DOCH) and find this site with some crazy focus 265bhp in greece..
well, what i drive i alrady sort of told.Little bit about me.. i am lithuanian guy who was dreaming about ford focus for years...since it apear on market..and i got it.I will put some picts of it.. already done some work on it and planing much more. BTW i live in Northern Ireland(UK) so if some one is near.Please let me know, would like to get in touch.. share experience and so on.This is best site so far i could find for ford focus maniaks :D
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Old 07-31-2009, 03:24 PM   #430
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