Crapper....why the water pump too?All that depends on the condition of the belt. I'd start inspecting it at 70-80k. The timing belt is not all that should be replaced when doing a timing belt job. You also have a tensioner to replace, as well as the water pump. You should save up a good bit.
If you have any engine knowledge at all you can probably do it yourself. Timing belts are an exercise in working in close quarters, but nothing horribly difficult so long as you double check what you're doing.
It was my daily from early 2003 until late 2007. I now live in town and literally live 3 miles away from my work. I bought a Ranger because I like taking on projects and needed a truck to pull stuff. My truck only has 35k miles on it and is an 01 so it isn't any better but that's my daily. LoL as you can see during my later college years the focus got a lot of miles but as soon as I graduated having to drive to my university the miles dropped off. I plan on keeping the SVT Focus for a rainy day.40k??? wtf! drive the damn thing!
that is a good question. not sure. maybe trendel will chime in