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#517 of 522 AdvanceTrac?
Nov 05, 2000 (5:01 pm)
Who has been driving yet a ZX3 with AdvanceTrac? How is that feature?
Worth the high price? Do you feel it adds significantly to the safety of the car?
Nov 05, 2000 (6:06 pm)
Traction on snow and ice with wide, 205/50R16, tires is a lot different than regular surface traction. The wide tire is going to give fantastic handling under normal conditions. But on a 2600# Focus ZX3 in winter conditions (well North of Mason Dixon Line) the wide footprint can be a hazard on snow and ice. Quick to hydroplane, float on top of the snow, instead of digging in and biting for traction. One can get in trouble real quick, even with a 4 w.d. Lots of people put up their summer cruisers up here for the winter, not only because winter is hard on them, but because they do not handle well. Think I'm going with a good quality "winter/ice" tire on my 15" shoe'd ZX3
Posted in confidence with experience,
#519 of 522 Focus Concept Car 'Made in Detroit"
Nov 05, 2000 (6:47 pm)
Check out the pics of the "Made in Detroit Focus" concept car. Looks WAY cool.
Go to the following link, then click on:
"10/31 Ford at SEMA 2000"
#520 of 522 16 inch tires
Nov 05, 2000 (6:46 pm)
Did anyone get the Firestone Firehawk tires with the Premium package? If so, which model Firehawk? Any concerns about Firestone?
#521 of 522 Passing thoughts...
Nov 05, 2000 (8:43 pm)
Have been mostly a lurker and an occasional poster in this forum...Was going to wait on the 2001 model, however, I notice that Ford is offering $500 back and 2.9% financing on 2000 models...Found a Dirt Kona with 5spd, A/C, Pwr locks, Pwr windows, Convenience Grp and ABS for $13,825...am sorely tempted...any thoughts pro or con appreciated.
#522 of 522 carlady
Nov 06, 2000 (1:09 am)
Friends, join us in our 15th Ford Focus topic where we'll be helping out former lurker, guyindasky. See you there!