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Old 02-25-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Operation Unoriginal: Replaced my Focus With a Focus

After 8 years and 165k miles (95k from me), finally sold my 2001 ZX3. It was my first car and it lasted me through senior year of high school, all of college, traveling all over New England and has been nothing but dead nuts reliable. When I took it home back on 1/25/2005, changing the oil and putting on an intake were hour+ long projects...the last "weekend" job done on the car before I sold was replacing the entire rear subframe, speed sensors, bleeding brakes...etc. In short, this car has taught me A LOT.

Some pics from over the years:

Some of the first mods on the car within the first year. AEM plug wire cover, FRPP wires, SVT headlights and grill:



Getting those SVT pedals in



Gold EAPs from Steve:





Letting my inner ricer show...VIS CF hood:





Finally some real headlights; ST170s with the early Euro upper grill:



After doing in the install with some local members:





Back when we used to go to car shows. This one is at CCSU showing the nice line of euro lights:



Old...back when my buddy's XR was still streetable and Bristol Dyno was open:



I think the only "rolling" shot of the car:



Daily driver status:



Other pics throughout the years:











Last normal "maintenance" on the car:





Cleaning her up for the last time:













Off she drives :(








8 years and one day later on 1/26/13...I picked up the new Focus. 2013 OW ST, ST2 package with moonroof and nav, blue insert Recaros.

At the dealer:



Promptly installed some seasonal rubber; 16x7 Sparco Terra with 225/55/16 XIce Xi2s





Since I was cleaning the ZX3, thought it was a great time to do the first hand wash and wax on the ST. Wheels will need to be seriously soaked and cleaned when they come off for the spring, but good enough for now :thumbup:
















No mods yet... but Randy and the FSWerks crew will be hearing from me soon :)


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Old 02-25-2013, 02:58 PM   #2
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very nice upgrade! hope this one treats you just as well
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Nice. I hope mine gets me through college aswell, but I'm not sure I could part with it afterwards..., unless I couldn't afford 2 cars.

Edit: also, that interior makes me jelous. (<thats terribly mispelled)
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You treated the blue one really well. And, she responded in kind. I noticed that the blue one leaving your driveway for the last time had the right brake light "out". my 2
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very nice upgrade! hope this one treats you just as well
Thanks man! I do too.

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Nice. I hope mine gets me through college aswell, but I'm not sure I could part with it afterwards..., unless I couldn't afford 2 cars.

Edit: also, that interior makes me jelous. (<thats terribly mispelled)
Thanks! I didn't want to either, but no room or time for three cars. If I didn't have the project car, then I would have kept this one and turned it into my autox/weekend car.

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Thanks, definitely did. Being proactive with maintenance and oddly, owning it that long I never hit the rev limiter once

Turn signal was on in the last pic and just how the camera caught it
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:46 PM   #6
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Congrats on the st your gunna love it.
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Totally jealous!
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Turn signal was on in the last pic and just how the camera caught it [/QUOTE]

If you look again, the third braked light is on, and in the next picture you've turned right, opposite of the "left" brake/turn signal???
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If you look again, the third braked light is on, and in the next picture you've turned right, opposite of the "left" brake/turn signal???
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Congrats on the new ST2! I love the winter wheels you picked out for it!
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Nice upgrade!!
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