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#2821 of 2882 Edmunds Likes the Ford Focus
Apr 19, 2006 (6:20 pm)
Edmunds just selected the Ford Focus for 2 awards. Well, one award and one top recommendation. The First, it has just been selected as one of the top coupes for 2006 by edmunds.com
Top Recommended Coupes
Also, it won the award for Lowest TCO. I guess it's kind of hard to win if the car is living in the shop like all the Honda fans would want us to believe.
Lowest TCO coupes
Well this is good news. Thoughts !?!?!?!
#2822 of 2882 Still Focused on the ZX3
May 13, 2006 (4:21 pm)
Well the weather is finally starting to get nice in central PA.....so I'm out and about on the weekends cruising the car lots. Thinking about upgrading from my 60,000 mile 2001 ZX3 5 speed. But....I'm not seeing any new small hatchback models that make me want to switch! I am finding a bunch of too expensive 4 door hatchback Mommy-mobiles and a lot of overpriced foreign ZX3 wannabes. Where's the new ZX3 SVT now that I can finally afford one? Oh well, my "classic" ZX3 still looks great and is running fine with zero problems in 5 years....guess I'll just drive on!
#2823 of 2882 Suspension upgrade
May 14, 2006 (10:21 am)
I have an '03 zx3 with 16" rims running avon tech tires and would like to upgrade my suspension. I would appreciate any feedback-good and bad to what is available. thx e
Jun 05, 2006 (11:48 am)
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#2825 of 2882 2001 ford focus zx3 that like to idle rough and choke out
Nov 12, 2006 (9:14 am)
I also have a 2001 ford focus zx3 5 spd it has 39000 miles on it i am running into the same problems as jessica is. I got the check engine light checked it said excessive flow into the EGR valve i checked it out replaced it the problem still occurs. My problem is simple but i cant figure it out...... It doesnt so much idle rough its when you go to step on it that it seems to choke out and not want to go... as the rpms rise it seems to just start to sputter... does anyone have anything that can help me out with this problem? thanks in advance
#2826 of 2882 FORD FOCUS IS JUNK
Dec 07, 2006 (12:26 pm)
I HAVE A FORD FOCUS ZX3 AND IT IS THE BIGGEST PIECE OF JUNK I HAVE EVER OWNED. I HAVE HAD ELECTICAL PROBLEMS OVER AND OVER AND HAVE TAKEN IT TO DIFFERENT DEALERS AND THEY JUST KEEP TELLING ME TRY THIS PART THEN THIS PART THEN THIS PART. I HAVE CHANGED THE STARTER, BATTERY, 2 ALTERNATORS AND 2 SERP BELTS. AND AM STILL HAVING THE PROBLEM. I ALSO HAVE A LOUD CLUNKING NOISE IN THE FRONT END AND THE DEALERS CANT TELL ME WHAT IT IS . JUST TO KEEP CHANGEING THINS TILL IT GOES AWAY OR TOTALLY BREAKS. WIFE IS PREGNANT DONT WANT TO BE ON THE HIGHWAY TO THE HOSPITAL AND HAVE IT BREAK. BUT THEY DONT KNOW WHAT IS WRONG. SO MOR THAN ONE PROBLEM FORD DEALER WANTS ME TO JUST KEEEP CHANGING PARTS TILL THEY GET IT RIGHT, AT MY EXPENSE. NOT COOOL AT ALL FROM THE FORD "EXPERTS".
#2828 of 2882 Re: FORD FOCUS IS JUNK [jschmidt05]
Dec 09, 2006 (6:42 am)
Sorry to hear that how much trouble you are having. I have a 2001 and have some issues, but have been pretty lucky so far I guess. As far as Ford service departments, I too have found that they are not only useless but some of them are crooks as well. I would take the car to the best local mechanic you can find....or sell it I guess.
#2830 of 2882 Re: Used Focus [zx3love]
Dec 26, 2006 (5:03 pm)
I'm thinking about buying this 2000 Focus-with the miles on it this high do you think I'm asking for trouble?
Well, let's see, its a 6 year old Focus with 154k miles on it and they want over $3k for it. Probably way too much money considering the miles.
I had an 04 Focus ZX3 that I bought new for $11k (US) and drove for 2 years/54k miles trouble free. I loved the car, only sold it because I didn't need it anymore.
I think you can find a MUCH better Focus with less miles on it for that kind of $$$. Even though the Focus can be a great car, MY2000 wasn't a stellar year and the miles on that car are up there. I'd pass if I were you. The Focus got good around MY2004-2005 and up.