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#1 of 553 carlady
May 12, 2000 (4:39 pm)
We're still on the list for club status and I'll
keep everyone posted on progress as I know it. In
the meantime, let the adventure continue!
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you'll find a link to VI, and so on. Earlier Parts
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don't want you to miss anything!
#2 of 553 Hatch out of adjustment?
May 12, 2000 (4:57 pm)
Anyone had a problem with their hatch being difficult to open or jamming, or the "hatch ajar" lamp staying lit after shutting the lid?
May 12, 2000 (5:07 pm)
I recall some people with the wagon having some of those problems.
May 12, 2000 (5:10 pm)
IVD will be available in the 2001 Focus models. It is a stabilty control system that works to keep the vehicle from rolling over. There will be a small YAW sensor under the passeneger seat (like in an airplane) that detects when the vehicle approaches enough side motion to roll the vehicle over on its side. The IVD system works with the anti-lock brakes (thus ABS is required) and applies individual brakes necessary to keep all 4 wheel on the ground. This is a big selling point in Europe after the Mercedes Benz roll over problems with the a-class vehicle.
#5 of 553 Hatches and sedans/wagons
May 12, 2000 (5:28 pm)
I've done a little informal survey around the Seattle area. Over the last week, I've counted 34 Foci, 8 of which are ZX3s. That's around 23%. I asked my dealer when I took delivery, and he guesstimated that they sell about 5 sedans/wagons for every hatch. And hatches seem to be more well accepted here than most places (at least there are a TON of Golf/GTIs, but this town is V-Dub crazy).
Anyway, that's my informal survey. I'll count to a hundred, maybe, and let you know what the final percentage is.
May 12, 2000 (6:47 pm)
Sometimes I think my fiancee and I own the only two ZX3s in Houston - I never see them on the roads, although the sedans are getting to be more commonplace. However, if I had $1 for every chrome-laden SUV or monster 4WD pickup, I'd be shopping for a new Ferrari now!
#7 of 553 Not in N.Y.C either!
May 12, 2000 (7:03 pm)
Ive seen mostly sedans and wagons but just one ZX3 in sandgria red.
#8 of 553 Sightings
May 12, 2000 (7:21 pm)
I've only seen three..one of which is mine...Another was a much older man in the same sangria red as me and a white one in the gas station...oh yeah about the fuel indicator...does anyone know how come it takes sooo long for it to show a full tank when filling up. The other day I filled up (was on 1/4 of a tank) and it took about 1/2 hour to show full...
#9 of 553 Sedans/wagons vs. hatch
May 12, 2000 (7:31 pm)
I think the hatch is holding it's own here in Des
I'd say the numbers are pretty equal.
(Of course, these are just the ones I've seen or had reported to me be friends.)
Saw an Autumn Orange Sedan yesterday. I really
like that color. There is a Dodge Neon parked here
at work that is almost the same color.
thanks silver_bullet for the info on 'backlight',
#10 of 553 ZX3,Neon R/t, Civic Si,GTI 1.8t Comp.
May 12, 2000 (8:16 pm)
Check out the june issue of automobile magazine.I felt the comparison should of been made against the:civic ex,golf 2.0,and the neon with 132hp.Either way our hatchling held it's own!