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Hello everyone, My names Manny and I am from Houston,TX. I am driving a 2005 Red Ford Focus Zx4 w/ a 2.0 L. I bought it in January of 2005, I have not really done anything to it since I originally bought it for commuting purposes. I have long since made it my daily driver and just recently sold my truck and now the wife and I have a baby on the way and in stead of trading it in or whatever we have decided to have me mod it and just overall customize it the way I've wanted to for so long. I am looking for ideas and feedback.
 

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Hi everyone!

I'm Mokona from Michigan, another newbie... to this forum and a first time Ford owner. I just got a '05 Focus ZX3 SES. And I'm so in love!

It's immaculate and well loaded, except in the stereo department.. already looking to upgrade to something more ipod friendly. And obviously looking to do a few mods here and there.... I'm in awe of the work that is shown here.

I'm having a hard time deciphering the color though. Is it common to have a color that was only listed in a different year? My paint code appears to be S1, which was only listed in the '02 Focus paintcodes.

Well, I guess I'll go back to lurking now. :)
 

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Hello all,
I just purchased a new 2007 ZX3 S 5-Speed. I'm originally from East Texas, but I am in the Army and stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.

Bought the Focus to replace a Hyundai Elantra that I have had 3 wrecks in, and still wasn't totalled ($6,000 worth of damage this last time, and I only got $4,000 for it for trade. OUCH!!!). I wanted out of that car, and quick.

I've put over 160 miles (not including what was on the clock at the time of delivery) on my Focus (city miles) since Saturday afternoon. I just can't get enough of driving her. I'm thoroughly impressed with how fun she is to drive and the acceleration she has. I'm glad I didn't go with my brand X choice (clown car 4-door sedan from another of the big 3).

I found FF by Googleing Ford Focus Forum. [ffrocks]

Happy driving [driving],
Shannon
 

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Hello All!

I'm a newb to forums because of a few rude people elsewhere, but I love my Focus so I figured I would try again. I'm glad I did since I have already been helped here by some very nice and genuinely generous people.

I am on my 3rd Focus now after numerous trade-in's and have loved all of them.

A new '03 SE Silver (about 35k mi. before sold)
Used '05 SE Gold (about 35k mi. before sold)
New '05 ZXW SES Black (at about 35k mi.)

Only the black one remains and a newley purchased '05 Freestar Limited (for the 4 kids)

The pictures are not my actual cars but almost identical.[wave] [loveff]
 

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I went to pick it up and I did not get it. It did not book out for my bank to finance it. It was only worth 7400 to them and the dealer took off as much as they could. Be careful with Capital One financing. They have very strict rules. If this were an automatic, it would have been able to be purchased due to the higher trade value. Crap!! sorry flor the false alarm. If your looking for a decent , loaded ZTS for about 8,000. it is at Tarbox Chrysler Jeep in Attleboro, MA. ( I ended up with a 2003 Pontiac Vibe)


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Hi, I will be picking up a 2004 Silver ZTS /5 MT tommorow. It has 65,000 miles on it and they were asking 9900 dollars but took 7800. It is the last day of the month so they got a little aggressive, but I think 7800 is probably what it should be. It is a fairly loaded one with six disc cd, leather (looks like vinyl- but they said its not) heated seats, moonroof, cruise, fog lights. I don't know if it has ABS, traction control or extra airbags. It drove nice but it has a low idle and low rpm issue which they are going to fix.

It has the 2.3 liter 145 HP engine, but I don't know if it is a Duratec or PZEV. It seems like a nice sporty car. Hope I didn't pay too much.
 

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^^^ I think you did OK on the price. I believe your engine is a PZEV Duratec, but don't quote me. Not real sure what the pre-2005 Duratecs actually were.

If your car has ABS, there is a dash idiot "ABS" light. Turn the key to the "ON" position and check that way. T/C also has a dash light. It looks like a tire and wheel with water drops behind it. There is also a button on the center console by the gear shift knob, This is the T/C off button.

If you have side impact air bags, there will be a tag on the upper part of the front seats that says "airbag".

Oh and [welcome]
 

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Wasssup FF !!!!!!!!!!

Wassup FF it's Zorin [grinking]

Here is my new 2008 Vapor Silver Sedan. It has the Charcoal cloth interior. I have a Auto transmission (yes I know it's a slushbox) Sync system; ABS; 6 disc cd changer; Siruis satellite radio; the drivers package with the leather wrapped steering wheel speed control and redundant audio controls. I dunno if you can see it or not but the car has meduim window tint.

[loveff]
 

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Newbie Says Hello! and WHAT TO DO!?

sup fanatics! been snooping around the forum and classifieds for a little while now, thought it was time to finally join since i am about to be making a purchase this summer!!

im in a 07 black escape right now, but im needing to move to a focus, for fun and for economy. i have a couple options so i thought i would ask the opinions of the forum.

1.) 2008 SES black on black loaded -- i get A-plan pricing. so, roughly $16K or so after rebates. This is a smooth a$$ ride, but i will be left with no money for mods for a while

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2.) 2006 SES ZX3 SAP black on black loaded, 30K miles for $12K -- much more room for tuning, but less lifespan and i feel like the SAP kit might be a hinderence in winter (MIDWEST HERE). i love that body tho!

thanks for the 2 cents!! and i look forward for diving into the community
 

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theWorst here.... a.k.a. Ed...

Bought an 08 Black Coupe S .5 Speed.. got the hubcap and steelies and base model because of plans on moddin' it.. also i despised the chrome side decorations...

so far car is stock .. cept for the dealer debadge... waiting for the strut bar to come in from steeda.. and the k&n drop in to come in from AJ-USA..

i plan on painting the grille black(body color), leaving the blue oval alone, and tinting the headlights yellow with vinyl film... installing PIAA rally fog lights... dropping it around 2 "..adding the rear sway bar. and putting on Rota Slip Streams.. can't decide between black or bronze... catback exhaust is a must... and maybe tint the rears...upgrade clutch and flywheel.. i have an SAFC2 i may or may not install maybe just use as AF guage. i know i want Cobalt guages for OIl Temp and Water temp... maybe add voltmeter somewhere.. oh and optima red top... been using them for years and years.. and never failed me... why digress?

i also want to paint calipers black and change to SS brake lines when they come out.. maybe hawk pads and ebc rotors up front too.

i hope to have the car where i like it in a year or two...

i look foward to learning a lot, and contributing alot where able to the FF community...
 

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Hey, all! N00b here!

Picked up a 2008 Vista Blue Focus S sedan from Bob Bell Ford in Glen Burnie, MD last Tuesday. Base model, 5-speed, no options 'cept the spare tire! Thanks to all the rebates offered by Ford, it was $11,800!

My primary car is a Ford Shelby GT500 coupe (Alloy w/Tungsten stripes), but between the horrendous roads here in DC and the cost of premium, I finally convinced my wife I needed a commuter car. After looking at ALL the subcompacts, the Focus was by far the best deal - most fun to drive, and it came with A/C standard! I gotta admit, I drool with envy at the ads that show off the Sync, 'cos I'm a total gadget geek, but then I remember that I wanted to spend as little as possible.

That, and if I ever feel sad, I just hop into the Shelby and roar away! [:)]

Looking forward to expanding my Ford obsession to the Focus as well. Nice to meet y'all! [cheers]
 

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Hey all...

Replaced my 1995 Fort Escort (124k and still running with broken A/C. Gotta have A/C in Texas). The TexasAirCheck program will give you a $3000 voucher to get your 1997 or older vehicle off the road, for a cleaner emissions vehicle, 2005 or newer.

Considered Accords, Corrollas, and Civics, new and used, but just coudn't get the price I wanted.

Acquired a family and friends x-plan discount, plus another $3000 in dealer incentives, plus the $3000 voucher from the state, not a bad deal on a new car.

Silver 4 door sedan SES, loaded, execept for leather seats and sunroof. SYNC, 5CD changer (obsolete with MP3s?), Sirrius Satellite, 16 inch allow wheels with Pirelli tires, tinted windows, spoiler.

Just about to finish the second tank of gas, 28.3 mpg the first tank, 29.0 so far on the second. My commute is 34 miles round trip in light to moderate rush hour traffic.

Searched for Ford Focus Forums and obviously this is the first site that came up!
 

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another newbie saying hi

Hi all,

I was posting on feoa.net as I had a 99 Escort, note I said "had". It blew the engine last week which really sucked. I did a Google search and found this forum, looks like lots of good stuff here.

We (my wife and I) needed another car so we ended up buying a 2008 SE coupe and we LOVE it! We got it Friday (05/09), we got a great deal too. Sticker was 16,9 and they came down four grand and yes, it's brand new. We were going to go drive a Cobalt afterwards but we fell in love w/the Focus. Our SE is vermillion red w/ebony interior, options are a/t/ abs and the spare tire. We were both very impressed w/the seats, ride, handling, quietness, and the "tight" feel of the car. It doesn't feel like an economy car to us.

I'm attaching a pic or two and signing off.



 

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Hey my name is Kyle I am a former Bronco owner and have decided to sell my baby and get me a focus Im going to need help in deciding what type to get I like the 2002 hatchback models. Is there anything I should be looking at when going to purchase a used focus in this era of 2002 models? any information is greatly apprciated thank you for letting me join your site I hope to become a fanatic in the near future sincerly,Kyle
 

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The modern 06+ Ford Focus rocks. Great road manners that leave Honda Civ begging in the dust! Sweet power band for automatics. Even better for manual. This great car ain't making the big money for the suits in Detroit which says something unique about Ford. For me? It says I paid about $5000 too much for my Honda!
 

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Hey I'm new here. My name is Reeve and I live in Grants Pass Oregon. I just took a road trip to the bay area to pick up my 2003 Grey ZX3. I looked around for a while to find a 2.3 Zx3 with the options I wanted and finally found a perfect one. It's got just about every option I can think of it has 58k it's a 5 spd and it is in perfect condition. I got it for $7700. I like building fast turbo cars but the focus will never get a turbo. It's just a DD and I have not been able to say "fill it with regular" in a while and I like it. I don't have any big plans I need to keep myself from modding the focus too much. I am going to start with a home made cold air and a balance shaft delete. That should hold me over for a while but the Focus is way down on power compared to my other cars. My DD 1988 Thunderbird turbo coupe was a 13.7 car. My 1980 Capri RS turbo 2.3 is a 12.6 car (soon to be much faster) and I also have a 14.6 88 RX7 TurboII. I also have a 1973 Toyota Carina (for dirt and snow fun) and a 1980 Scout II for off road fun.
 

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Hi guys, just surfed in from 502 street scene. At this time I don,t own a focus but I am looking at a Saleen that belongs to one of my teenage sons friends. The motor is hurt (Nitrous) But the rest of the car looks great. My car is a 86 Merkur XR4TI. I have been hunting for some nice rims and tires with no luck until a friend told me that my Merkur shares the same oddball 4x108 rim size with the Focus. I think The SVT's would look pretty good on my Merk.
 

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Hello all will be lurking for awhile...

Have a 2000 Focus with 159k looking to squeeze at least another

100k out of this machine.. I love this little car!!!
 

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HELP!, 2007 Ford Focus ST 2.3 Engine

Hello everyone. I am new to this. I have a 2007 Ford Focus ST. I want to get more performance out of it, but I am wondering if it is worth it. I have had some troubles with it since the beginning. At my first oil change, I was told and showed that the tires(front) were wearing really quickly on the outside. The alignment was way off. They realigned it and the steering wheel would not line up. I brought it back and they tested it again. The alignment was on, but the steering wheel was still off. When Im on the highway, the front end shakes at 60 mph and above. There is also a rattle in the front end, especially when im turning to the left at 50 mph and above. Ford keeps telling me there is nothing wrong. The engine also idles irratically more than not(there are some times that it idles fine). Excelleration is sluggish, and i feel a skip or sputter(like its miss-firing or not getting gas). I also feel this skip when coasting in gear(doesnt matter which gear). Ford tells me that the idle is typical, and does not feel the skip or sluggishness. Has anyone else had any of these problems? Please Help! Its to bad, because when it is running good, its fun to drive!
 
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