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Old 10-16-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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A few questions about an 08 focus

Hello all, I have had my focus for about a year now, I bought it used from carmax and I must say that I love it. I have a few questions since my car seems pretty much the bottom of the line. I do not have sync and was wondering how much it would be to install (I know it's probably out of the realm of possibility). Also I was wondering if anyone knew how difficult it would be to install reverse sensors in the rear bumper, or a ballpark on how much the ford stealership would charge to put them in. This is what I want to do first. Also, I do not have the temperature or cruise control, how hard are these to put in? Sorry about all the questions, just want to see if I can improve my car.


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Old 10-16-2012, 04:23 AM   #2
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Not to sound like a jerk, but, it would be easier to buy a new car with those things in it already. just my opinion.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:19 AM   #3
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Reverse sensors aftermarket only, It is not possible to add syncie syncie to a car that doesn't have it. Better off going with a PEAK backup camera, I know I know peak makes antifreeze too LOL so I dont know how reliable they are going to be.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:35 AM   #4
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If you are looking at Sync to stream music from a mobile device, you could use the $20 bluetooth receiver to connect to your aux in. Thats what I use in both Focuses and it works very well.
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As far as I know, Sync is not sold as an aftermarket setup. You would likely need to find a wrecked Focus that had Sync and take out all the hardware.

Better off buying an aftermarket in dash unit with bluetooth and usb.
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Not to sound like a jerk, but, it would be easier to buy a new car with those things in it already. just my opinion.
I cannot buy another car, as my focus blue books for just under 10k and I purchased this about a year ago for 14k, so I am not willing to take a loss of that much

these are not must have's just would like to have :) I did not think they sold sync as a seperate unit, but I thought maybe I could pull one out of a junk yard, but it sounds like that is not possible, what I liked about sync was being able to talk hands free, the conrols on the steering wheel would be nice too. However, its all good if I cannot have it.

About the reverse sensors, I saw some ones that you drill into the bumper and some others that you stick on the inside of the rear bumper. I would like this because I only have sight in one eye and going in reverse is not fun, plus there is always kids running around not paying attention :)

badazz do you have the peak camera? I will look into that, I just figured sensors would be easier and cheaper.

Thanks again for all the help guys
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I'm talking about reverse sensors not sync :)
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No I dont have a peak camera :) I dont know how good they are
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a reverse sensor system may run $200 to $300 as a rough estimate and maybe 1-200 to install at a shop.

instead of sync you can always get an aftermarket headunit with usb and bt built in it. cheaper and more reliable.

cruise you can buy a steering wheel with the cruise buttons on it. then all you have to do is install it and then take a it to a dealer to go in the computer and activate the cruise (only a dealer can do that).

not cheap to add all that, but def doable if you want it.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:52 PM   #10
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I do find the high rear belt line and small rear window to be a bit of a PITA. I always use the mirrors (I have blind spot mirrors) for backing up.
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