What do you consider normal maintenance? Oil change, engine coolant, brake fluid, brake pads/rotors,tires, spark plugs, air/cabin filters is what I do to mine and I should be to 200k in a couple years. I'm at 93,000 miles now and my biggest problem with the car has been the dct clutches(replaced twice). Hoping to be able to get up to 200k though! the car still drives great and has a new feel to it. Only sign of wear is rock chips from ford's new softer paint.Looking to buy 12 hatch with auto. Will it go to 200k+ with just basic maintenance? I put 25-30k a year so id like to keep for a while without dumping a fortune into it like my ranger 230k a few used motors latter.
I'll second that, go manual. As much trouble the DCT has caused owners with low mileage, I can only imagine >150k... One good thing about the Focus for the long run, is that it uses a timing chain, rather than a belt - a belt that would need replaced at least twice in 200k. Good luck!I would avoid any Powershit equipped Ford Focus, go Manual.
You really have to have enough cars with high mileage to have a track record. I believe there is at least one thread on the forum dealing with high mileage. Ford rates the life of the turbo in the Ecoboost models at 150,000 miles but sans turbo, who knows how long the normally aspirated motor will last.Looking to buy 12 hatch with auto. Will it go to 200k+ with just basic maintenance? I put 25-30k a year so id like to keep for a while without dumping a fortune into it like my ranger 230k a few used motors latter.
As mentioned looks like an expensive fix not a typical shade tree mechanic job, I'm guessing with labor and parts probably around $1000 to $1500 anyone that knows, feel free to correct me. I am just basing this on my recent clutch pack replacement and labor rates with the dealers here.Are they going to fix problem with the b.s. auto trans. What does it usually cost to fix or is it simple enough to fix on my own, I can pull motors change clutches or replace parts. Want a family car but wife refuses to drive stick.