#59 of 219 Introduction - Focus ZX5 Fan
Jul 30, 2001 (10:51 am)
My name is Marc. I am 27 years old. I have a 1998 Saturn SL right now. The lease expires in September, and I have wanted a hatchback/Wagon. I have driven Golfs, Imprezas, Protege5, and Saturn LS. Nothing comes close to the Focus for handling, comfort, and price. I am only concerned about build quality, but hopefully they have been building them for 2 years now, so thye have gotten the bugs out of the series.
I am interested in hearing from Focus zx3 owners about how well thier car has held up. I am planning on ordering my ZX5 ASAP, so it will be ready this fall. I am please Ford is offering such a fun car, and most importantly, with a great stick shift.
I should have been born in Europe, I always loved hatchback Saabs and VWs.
#60 of 219 Hi Mroland- Welcome to the Hatchbacks Message Board!
Jul 30, 2001 (12:09 pm)
Thanks for your introduction... nice to meet you! You said: "I am interested in hearing from Focus zx3 owners about how well their car has held up. I am planning on ordering my ZX5 ASAP..."
I'm glad to see you've already found your way over to our Ford Focus ZX5 discussion. For feedback on the ZX3, here's a direct link to our ongoing Ford Focus ZX3 discussion. While you're there, look for links to other related ZX3 discussions/articles on the left hand side of page.
Also, you may be interested in reading Edmunds' Long Term Road Test of the 2000 Ford Focus ZX3. Hope this is helpful. Good luck, and please keep us posted on your new purchase!
What's up everyone? Well, I'll be buying a brand new 2001 VW Golf GLS 1.8T on Tuesday. Can't wait to get it. Couldn't stand my 98 Honda Civic anymore. Not fun enough to drive for me. I'll be out and about looking to hear from everyone especially the owners of my soon to be new car. Take care and see you around.
My trusty old '95 Geo Metro 3-cylinder is still running great as my commuter car. Other than the fact that it eats exhaust systems (on its 3rd muffler and 2nd cat) it has been a problem-free car that has never once left me stranded. With gas prices going up and down all the time, it is nice to have the great milage. I drive the 5-speed hard and it still gets well over 50mpg after all these years.
I don't like trunks so my wife and I recently bought a Saturn LW200 with the arrival of our first born this year but the Metro 3-door hatchback lives on!
I just put new Michelin Rainforce MX4 tires on it and it is now better in many ways than when it was new. Why did I live with the OEM Goodyear Invictas for so long???
And thanks for sharing your story.... Glad to hear your 95 Geo Metro has been serving you well. I see you've also found your way to our ongoing Geo Metro discussion. Happy motoring, and see ya around Town Hall!
I HAVE ALWAYS DRIVEN A HATCHBACK VEHICLE AND HAVE DRIVEN FOR THE LAST 9 YEARS AN INTEGRA. I REALLY WAS VERY HAPPY UNTIL I DROVE THE NEW RSX. I WAS EXTREMELY IMPRESSED WITH ITS HANDING, BRAKING, ACCELERATION, ROOMINESS, AND NEW FEATURES. I AM A VERY HAPPY OWNER AND THE PRICE WAS WITHIN REASON. I SOLD MY 92 FOR A VERY GOOD PRICE AS WELL.
MY 92 INTEGRA HANDLED GREAT IN THE WINTER. I AM SURE THE NEW RSX WILL BE BETTER WITH ITS BIGGER TIRES. IT IS ALSO HEAVIER THAN THE INTEGRA AND THAT WILL HELP IN BETTER HANDLING IN THE WINTER AS WELL.
#66 of 219 Hi diane (yyyuuu)- Welcome to the Hatchback's Message Board!
Sep 03, 2001 (8:43 pm)
And glad to hear you're enjoying your new Acura RSX! Here's a direct link to our onging our Acura RSX discussion, where you can share notes with other RSX owners and enthusiasts. In addition, you may also find some interesting discussions in our Town Hall Women's Auto Center.
Thanks for your participation. See you around Town Hall!
my name is teresita ...
i was just about to buy a 2001 vw GTI next week ..
when i stumbled upon this forum ... and i am so glad i did!
good tips about the new2002 GTI that i didn't know about ...
now thanks to you all, i'm better informed and i think i'll wait for the 2002 line ...
they haven't arrived in California yet ... I am counting the days ...