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#1 of 430 carlady
Mar 01, 2000 (10:38 pm)
This is the place to talk about the hottest
hatchback of the moment, the Ford Focus ZX3. To
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Mar 01, 2000 (11:53 pm)
Ok let's make the Focus ZX3 the most talked about topic in Edmunds history. Can it be done?
We need to make a chat room out of this Forum.
Maybe some day we'll have Edmunds ZX3 Forum national conventions, heck International conventions. It's gunna be HUGE, MAN, HUGE !!!!
Mar 02, 2000 (12:32 am)
Alf3 suggested a ZX3 Homecoming, a la the Saturn gig held at the Spring Hill factory. Roadtrip to Mexico, anyone? Maybe we can raid the factory and bring back some spare parts for all the folks stuck with damaged hatchbacks I'm sure Ford's PR department would love to take this on...
Mar 02, 2000 (12:46 am)
Crazy idea, but Mexico is out. They might not let some of us back in US. Just kidding. But really, how about Dearfield Village, the Ford Museum, in Michigan. I think the ZX3 in in the class of the Model T and Model A as far as Ford Products go. The Best Ford ever built!!!
#5 of 430 maine
Mar 02, 2000 (2:31 am)
I have lost track of this forum so many times - these two responses are going to seem totally outdated, so please forgive me. Yes, I too, pine for a Contour SVT and the income to afford one before Ford kills it. And Pat, I think you said you bought a ZX3 at Wiscasset Ford. I bought mine from Portsmouth Ford, in NH, so we essentially bought from the same dealer. I was really satisfied that the discount was listed on the sticker, and that I bought for $45 over invoice. Of course now, they're under invoice. I have 3,020 miles on my Autumn Orange ZX3, and I love every second of driving it!
Mar 02, 2000 (2:33 am)
thats GREENfield village isnt it? not dearfield?
#7 of 430 ZX3 Vs. 4 doors
Mar 02, 2000 (2:44 am)
Judging from this forum, it appears to me that there is far more interest in the ZX3 than there is in all the other Focus models. But I recall reading somewhere that the sedan was supposed to make up 70% of production while the hatch would only be 15% (wagons make up the difference). What happened? Did Ford misjudge the market that bad?
Hopefully this will convince Ford that we are worthy of the 4 door hatch. I would call it ZX5. Just a thought.
#8 of 430 first try!
Mar 02, 2000 (2:47 am)
It was a 2 lane highway (55MPH limit) and I was stopped at a redlight, there was a van on the right lane and this early 90's Accord followed me. When the light turns green, I took off pretty fast and passed the van in a second, the Accord suddenly changed to right lane and speed up hard trying to pass me. I decided to play with him so I speed up too. I didn't redline every gear and when I hit 65, the Accord already behind me 6-7 car length. Cuz I don't want to go any faster so I shift to 5th gear and keep my speed then after couple of seconds, the Accord kept up with me and passed me with at least 75!!! I know those Accord ain't fast but just let them know don't even try it with our Focii next time :o) maybe the V6 model has a chance.
Mar 02, 2000 (4:47 am)
Bro...the reason there is no armrest is because you dont need it when you have a manual trans. thats the point in not having an armrest you should have a manual trans....do you?
#10 of 430 Re: armrest
Mar 02, 2000 (5:36 am)
It would be nice if there is a aftermarket armrest cause I don't have to shift on long distance highway driving. Sure I don't need it when I drive in city, but the extra storage place is useful. Any suggestion?