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Sep 02, 2000 (4:29 am)
Thanks for the tip. So it might be the old throw out bearing. Well the name implies what I would like to do with it(!!) .... that's for sure.
I just would like to encourage VADP to get happy about his focus again. I would definitely recommend for him to talk to the service manager. He is an unhappy customer. That is why he should go and see someone at his dealership so that his satisfaction with his very nice car can be 100%. Why should he be unhappy with a car that has less than 10,000 miles on it? Writing a letter to the dealer is a good idea too. Make your voice be heard vadp! Please!!!
Remember Ford is very concerned for their customer. I believe it. It just that you have to talk to the right people. If you believe...they will believe...and positive things happen! Nothing happens if you give up. Never give up. Never.
Sep 02, 2000 (4:36 am)
I just re-read your notes. Please do not unload your frustration out on your dealer. That will not be helpful to resolve your issue. It will just make them mad and you feel better.
What you want is a zx-3 that meets your satisfaction. Approach what is best for your car. Talk to them professionally and firmly. Anger is very detrimental.
If they respond poorly to you, then it is best to ignore them and talk to the manager of the dealer. Stay calm.
#502 of 509 AT LAST...
Sep 02, 2000 (5:10 am)
Placed order Jun 1st, took delivery September 1st.
What a wait but well worth it. Sitting on my driveway is a spectacular Black Z, with more extras than Ben Hur. Can't wait for the morning .
Sep 02, 2000 (5:14 am)
With respect kdominczak,
If you read the PDF file carefully, it states it has a 200 HP and it has 169 lb-ft of torque. I personally am impressed with those numbers. Acceleration of 0-60 in 7.1 is fast, but you would think it would be faster. I agree with your statement.
Maybe the Focus would rip apart if it went faster? Pretty scary to have a focus with a 0-60 time in 6 seconds!
Sep 02, 2000 (5:35 am)
EVERYTIME I DRIVE MY FOCUS ZX3 AT 60 MPH something weird happens. if i take my foot of the gas pedal the RPM stays at 2000RPM and i don't even have my foot on the gas pedal. is this normal? then the RPM's go down slowly. help. thanks.if u take your foot of the gas pedal the RPM's should go down as if it was idling. right?
#505 of 509 rer:konagrl- custom license plate
Sep 02, 2000 (6:55 am)
how about - konauno
#506 of 509 Focus on the SVT page
Sep 02, 2000 (12:19 pm)
I just looked at that "svtexperience" page with the v6 focus, and noticed in big print at the end of the article: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT INTENDED FOR PRODUCTION
Thats the first time ive seen any info on that car either (but the Focus-R stuff is all over the place, the dealers have it in a brocure even) but Ford is planning on a super-focus for sure... especially since they just held some sort of top-secret meeting with some profesional Focus Moders and the Rally team at the Ford test track.
Personally, im hoping for the Focus-R, not the v6... but either one will do
#507 of 509 problem = domingos34
Sep 02, 2000 (1:58 pm)
The RPM's would go down as if idling only if you depress clutch or throw transmission into neutral. If you do not depress clutch or do not throw transmission into neutral, your RPM's will decrease as the road speed decreases. But, with the automatic transmission, the action of the torque converter and computer (about 200 rpm) enters into play.
#508 of 509 carlady
Sep 02, 2000 (1:59 pm)
konagrl, how about konagrl for your license plate?
#509 of 509 carlady
Sep 02, 2000 (2:10 pm)
Your new home awaits you here. Let's keep talking about this terrific car!