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Old 07-28-2005, 08:04 PM   #1
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Common problems with the Duratec

Hi all,

So I want to get a 05 ST, but every now and then I see a problem with the car. I hear stories that the engine died with something like 5k miles, and the trany broke, and this and that. So I was wondering, are they all the same???

Do the engines and trannys go along together?

I'm getting scared of hearing so many problems, and if I buy one I would like to kip it for ever.

So what do u guys thing about the duratech engine and tranny. Can they be very reliable?? Can they last for ever??

I think they should because they are no longer running under a belt, they use a chain which I think its better but I donít know.

Does any one know of any other problems that the new focus has?


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Old 07-28-2005, 08:24 PM   #2
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Well I am the one with the bad tranny - and I dont care. This is a very strong car and with warranty I think it will be fine. If it makes you feel better purchase an '06 when they come out as they would have probably fixed everything.

Overall I have been extremely inpressed with the ST.
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8 months old, 15K + miles, bone stock but driven pretty agressively at times and zero problems. I couldn't be happier with my car's reliability at this point in time.
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I have Fords 100,000 mile warranty so I'm happy and the ST is just so damm fun to drive!!
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Yah I drive mine pretty hard but its held together great. I love my ST and from what Iv been hearing from wifes family ( 3 of them work at dealerships) the ST is the best car for its price.
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Old 07-29-2005, 02:40 AM   #6
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2,500 miles and not a problem
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I think I'ved only seen 1 story of an ST having some issues and 1 standard ZX3 having issues, which the guy was able to turn in on the Lemon law.

The new Focus seems to be pretty durable and reliable from what I can tell but like all new model cars, you're gonna have some that have issues.
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I haven't heard anything about the 06 Focus in general.

Can you post a link to the article ?
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...i know this is off topic but i've seen 06 ST foci that cost less money than the 05 ST, is this true or yahoo is just wrong???
According to Yahoo Auto, the 2006 Focus ST does have a lower list price. However they show the Traction Control & 6-CD Changer as options (these are std in 2005).

If you're really interested in a Focus don't forget the very excellent combo of Family Pricing & rebates currently in effect. This spring I beat up several dealers against one another for about a month in order to get a very good deal on my ST. Now anyone can walk into any Ford dealer and get a similar price in about 5 minutes!

You never know, but I would be suprised if the auto mfg's start out the 2006 model year with such deep discounts. If I was in the market now I grab the car I wanted before the selection of 2005's starts getting thin.

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