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I am a second time Focus owner... bought my first Focus used from my younger brother because it did so well on gas mileage and he was moving up to a bigger vehicle.

Last summer, I traded in my 2000 Focus SE sedan last year for a 2012 Focus SEL sedan because the mileage was nearing 200k and the catalytic converter was having some problems.

Loving the new features and comfy leather seats!

I found this forum when I was searching for tire recommendations- we got snow earlier than usual this year and I had to make a quick decision on tires. After seeing all the recommendations here, I special ordered Continental DWS which are being installed while I type. ;)
 

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focus newbie. I got my '07 zx4 from my mother in law when her hubbie died, she doesn't drive. I like fast toys but this is not one of them, this car must get me to work and back- 800km+ (about 500mi) per week as cheaply as possible. I sold my perfect '99 escort to a friend when I got this, the escort had considerably better mileage. I'm poking around for solutions to make this car way more fuel efficient. I'm a former bike racer, mechanic, and licenced body & paint guy so I have a good idea of what I'm looking for, but always searching for more.
 

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Unusual things I've learned about my '13 SE appearance group Hatchback? How about flicking the lights off and hitting the hatch open button in the same motion before locking the car - which leaves the hatch ajar (but locked) with the marker lights on (no timer at all?) so you have to unlock the hatch to close it "securely". Also I took a short detour up a twisty gravel road and found that a mild washboard surface at 20-30 mph sent the front struts into a four cycle-per-second frenzy as if there were no rebound damping at all. My one attempt to add playlists to a USB drive failed to read no doubt because the filepath (root this, directory) was different from the library so there is no way to play tracks in the order they come off a CD. Glad the mpg went from 24.5 at delivery to about 37.5 actual highway with the manual trans. Computer lies by about 1 mpg, but I actually saw 40mpg East of the Mississippi (although it held near 38 in the Rockies).
 

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Hey, I bought a 2013 focus se hatchback. Wanting to upgrade it. Where could I find a nice turbo set up. Where could I find a programmer also
 

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Hello! I'm not really new here but I've never actually introduced myself. I have a 2002 ZX3 Focus. I love her so much, I've recently gotten a job so once I save up enough money be expecting me to post some mods I've done to my baby.
 

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2002 ZX3 - another fine Ford Product

I bought this used car for my daughter, but it had a couple of mechanical issues and between that and the power window/lock envy, I ended up trading daily drivers with my daughter.

With the mechanical issues addressed (brakes, motor mounts) the Bright Atlantic Blue Metallic ZX3 now sports black bumpers (matches trim and moulding) and a custom black, white and blue hood. The only performance mods are Champion copper plugs w/ new stock wires, and a too-loud SS cat back performance exhaust. Fun car to drive!
 

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Hi there. I've been on the forum for about 6 months, but haven't been very active. I drive a 2004 automatic Focus. Used to be the family car then we got a new family ride and this became my daily driver. I got into the forum because I used to own a Toyota Camry and did a ton of work on it myself, and got lots of info from the Camry Forum, so I thought I'd do the same here.
 

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New Focus ST

I just got a race red 2013 Focus ST in August. Still getting used to torque steer and brakes after driving other cars (big difference!).
Driving is fun again after driving an SUV. I used to race a 240Z and have my 240Z that I bought in 1972. The ST handles better, is faster, and I sometimes go out my way to drive further in the ST.

I have two minor disappointments: I did not get any add on packages so I don't have a place for my sunglasses. and the coin slots are in view so they are useless in my urban environment.

What do you use to clean the wheels? the spaces are so small I can't find anything to clean it. And what about cleaning the rear window under the air dam?

Due to my driving style, I'm averaging about 24 mpg in mixed city/freeway driving. But on a freeway trip, I kept the speed down and got 29.5.

Zarquon in Oakland.
 

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Hello ppl!
Proud owner of my second Focus, mk3 1.6 tdci, 85 kw, black.
I'm from Croatia, Zagreb, Europe.
Nice forum Btw :)

Sent from my ViperX powered HOX
 

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Hey, I've actually been a member since June but, I've never posted anything.
I drive a 2013 Sterling Grey SE Hatchback with the dct auto. I haven't done a lot to it yet.
I have the windows tinted and just added a K&N air filter.
I have a list of things that I would like to do but $$$$ is kinda tight right now.
I hope to someday lower it, get dual exhaust and shave the emblems and I'm sure Ill get plenty more ideas here.
 

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Hi everyone. This might be the first time that I ever posted in a forum. I bought a 2013 focus Titanium hatchback with a 5 speed. Comes fully loaded with the Titanium package, well I guess I could use a garage door opener. First manual transmission I've had so I'm loving it. Definitely one of the best cars I ever owned.
 

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Newbie here :)

Hey guys (and gals),

I am a 21 year old guy from Grand Rapids, Michigan and I drive a completely stock black 2005 Focus zx4 ST and love it. It has no rust, 178,000 on it and still running strong! I absolutely love ford focus' and love seeing people who mod and aftermarket their cars. I am a single dad, so I am poor lol and can't do any upgrades/aftermarket stuff. I really have no need, my focus is zippy enough. I am in college, and yea, love my focus!! I really don't know much lingo as far as cars go, but love fast. F. A. S. T. I am curious, however, if there is any cheap (yes, I mean cheapppppppp way) to upgrade my car? I know, 178k, so I will do nothing major to it. :) have a blessed day.

Peter
 

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Hey to every one new I'm new to focus fanatics , found this site looking for hatch wiring and performance parts I drive a 03 zx5 owned it for 8 month now , so far has Taylor throttle body spacer have a 65mm tb trying to put in has intake and polyurethane dog bone mount other then that I'm looking to get a ses or svt rear bumper if I can find one
 

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Hello All!!

Great Site! Wife drives a 2000 Focus Wagon. Gets great mileage 80 mile round trip to work 5 days a week, therefore I get to wrench on it . Most things are straight forward. When they are not I check online, I have a Dodge Dakota and love the Dodge forum to update and share knowledge. I thought it was time to find a similar site for her ford. So far, Great photos of the customizability of these Fords.
 

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My wife and I recently bought two 05 Focus.. ZX3 stick and ZXW automatic

focusfanatic.com has been very helpful in deciding to buy these cars and getting to the bottom of issues and decisions.. I am not a car nut but I am not afraid to get dirty to keep a vehicle on the road as long as I can..

I may be a bit of a troll but I am glad there are friendly focusfanatics to help when I need it
 

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Hello , I'm Joaquin from Buenos Aires , Argentina . I drive a Ford Fiesta MK6 , I know that this is a Focus forum but I have many questions about the Duratec 2.0 16v that have the focus because I have the engine on my garage and I would like to have it on the Fiesta . Unfortunatly the Festa ST is not available on the market so I have to made it myself . I m now trying to map a stand alone ecu (AEM EMS-4 ) but I'm having too much issues to make it start . It would be very helpful if someone with this knowledge can help me.

many thanks
 

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New member here! I signed up a week ago and just received a reminder that I have not posted anything yet. This is a great site and I have been reading the posts to help me out on my focus problems.

Long story short, I recently purchased an 2004 Focus SVT. I have driven it like 5 times. First 40 miles, the engine light comes on with a running lean code. I'm not a mechanic but I am willing to learn. That is how I found this website. I cleaned the MAF sensor to eliminate the easier fixes, but before I could even determine if this was the fix, I have a massive coolant leak- plastic heater tube? had a 4-in split.

Once I finally replaced the part, I take it out again and completely lose pressure in the clutch peddle. I learned the clutch was hydraulic and shares the brake fluid reservoir with the brake system- which by the way seemed to fail on me when I was limping the car back home. At this point my excitement to fix the car is waning. I am now taking it to a mechanic. Thanks to everyone who is writing "How tos" and providing pictures. It really helps the lurkers out there.
 

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Hello All,

My name is Zak and I live in great NW and I just wanted to drop in to say hi.The wife and I picked up a 2014 Tuxedo Black SE sedan with the cold weather package. It's her first new car and she loves being the one that has put all but 6 of the miles on it. I can't wait to take our first road trip to see how she handles. Happy Holidays everyone
 

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I drive a Grey Titanium 2012 Ford Focus. I found this site while looking for problems that I am having with my 2012 Focus. It has just about every option on it available. Love how it drives!!! I especially like the gas mileage!!!!
 
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