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Old 09-11-2014, 07:03 AM   #1
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Buying a 2008 Focus

I am about to buy a 2008 with 62k on it. Previous owner has had no issues as of yet and does all the maintenance on it at the recommended intervals. I've owned an '01 and an '02 and know they are notorious for things such as wheel bearing issues and the thermostat housing leaking. Are the '08s prone to these things as well? I am especially wondering about the wheel bearings as though can be a PITA to deal with. What are the most common issues with these so I have a heads up of what to look for. Thanks!


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Old 09-11-2014, 09:53 AM   #2
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No thermostat issues as it's a different motor than the 01-02 had. They still have rear wheel bearing issues all the way up to today's models.
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Different engine/cooling system, doesn't have the same thermostat housing (different type/location), no timing belt to replace.

Moved to Focus & General Chat where most of the pre-purchase threads can be found.
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Old 09-11-2014, 04:56 PM   #4
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This is just my opinion, but the 2008-11 cars had the earlier bugs worked out of them. One advantage of carrying over the Mk1 and restyling it. I havent heard of any big recalls or major issues.

I would recommend one for a family member.
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