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Old 12-16-2008, 07:44 PM   #1
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Anyone here own a focus?

Well my cobra isn't exactly practical for me anymore and I'm looking to just trade it in for a ZX3 focus. Anybody know about maintenance on them or how reliable they are? It sucks to get rid of the snake but I gotta do the responsible thing for now since things are tight and will be that way for a little while.
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Re: Anyone here own a focus?

If you're set on a fukus. Get a SVT fukus.
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Re: Anyone here own a focus?

well i'm not thrilled to get a focus. just the best thing to trade my car in for right now... looking for an auto so the svt is out.
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Re: Anyone here own a focus?

are you tryin to save on Gas or payments? I would not go to a focus. Look at a used Taurus, we picked up a 07 SEL , leather, wood grain, moon roof with 30,000 miles for $7500 bucks. (at a dealer) one owner clean history.
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Old 12-17-2008, 02:11 PM   #5
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Re: Anyone here own a focus?

I want better gas mileage, lower insurance, car without expensive maintenace, and a hatchback so I can have a little more room for my side business I'm working on. Why would you not get a focus?
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Re: Anyone here own a focus?

What are you looking to get for your cobra? I'm moving to socal end of january
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Re: Anyone here own a focus?

i was in your shoes a few months ago :whistle:
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Re: Anyone here own a focus?

monti u looking for a replacement already?
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Re: Anyone here own a focus?

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What are you looking to get for your cobra? I'm moving to socal end of january
Well i'm in the bay area which is nor cal. Would love to get $9,000 but I know it will need brakes on the back soon and front tires so $8,000 if I sold it privately. I'm wanting to get rid of it asap so I stop putting more miles on it going to school.

Always enjoyed owning mustangs but I need to concentrate on other stuff now and hopefully be in a position a few years later on to build up a bad *** street rod from the ground up.
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Re: Anyone here own a focus?

Sucks your getting rid of the cobra man, but focus's are great little cars. Zx3 with a manual is pretty fun for around town driving and very comfy too. As long as you get an 02+ they are very reliable. 00-01 are still reliable, but have quiet a few bugs.
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Re: Anyone here own a focus?

If you're gonna do the maintenance yourself, it's typical ford bull**** to do anything. The rear brakes are a pain in the ***. Changing the serpentine belt is like a 4 hr job (thats the given time to techs). Oil filter is in a hard to see and get to place too. They're decent little cars though that get good milage. Sad to hear the stang is leaving the stable though
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Re: Anyone here own a focus?

typical with any car but in different ways. you just learn the tricks and procedures and it becomes second nature.
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