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Ford Focus, Wagon
#552 of 637 Re: Cargo Cover [orcish]
Feb 19, 2007 (7:06 pm)
Hi there !
My first Focus was a 2005 ZXW SES model with several nice options, but no cargo cover. While I would NOT recommend the dealer I purchased it from (Pacifico Ford in Essington, Philadelphia) I would wholeheartedly recommend the Focus wagon with a cargo cover, but if purchased separately from a dealer just look at the cover before you pay for it as they tend to warp in storage. My first wagon was Arizona Beige, my '07 is an Aqua Blue ZXW, and it was one of the last ones built. I drove all the way to Bob Davidson Ford, in Baltimore Maryland some 100 miles away from home after locating Big Blue on line, and they were fantastic to work with.
#553 of 637 Re: Focus Quality [sienna8]
Feb 19, 2007 (7:11 pm)
There was an engine upgrade in '05 that made the difference for me. Mine actually was a PZEV engine that put out 130 vs 136 hp, not a big diff. I needed a car fast as my then current 13 year old car was dying fast. Mr Arizona Beige was totally reliable in city and highway. One of the best rides of my life. The one you've located sounds good, but shop a bit more if you have time to avoid any buyer remorse. Used Focus wagons are scarce, I will have to advise you.
#554 of 637 Re: [cascadiaesq]
Feb 19, 2007 (7:18 pm)
I do love my wagon as well, the ZXW '05 was my first. The wagons were never available with larger than 15" tyres however, if I recall. I would have preferred 16" but as far as I know they would only be available as an aftermarket item?
#555 of 637 Re: Focus Quality [sienna8]
Feb 19, 2007 (9:41 pm)
I love my wagon, I got it with 28,000 miles and it has been rock solid. I have not had problems in town or on the highway. I am in a rural area though so I can't speak to real City driving. The warranty may depend on your driving. I drive for two of my jobs, so I rack up the miles. Because of when my car was put into service, I had almost 18moths of warranty left, but only just over 7,000 miles. I had a 2003 sedan, and put almost 45,000 miles in just under 2 years. For me, adding another 4 years and up to 100,000 miles made sense. Your situation may be different. Btw, the only reason I sold my sedan was I wanted some extra room. I really liked that little car and would not have sold it if I hadn't found this wagon.
#556 of 637 Re: Focus Quality [orcish]
Feb 20, 2007 (4:10 am)
Good to hear about your gas mileage and dependability. With each Focus I've owned my mileage gets better ... I had one recall for the driver side air bag switch that was a potential hazard for opening at the wrong time. Since then, nothing but joy. One Arizona Beige, one Liquid Grey (color was a bit too tame for me however) and now Big Blue (aqua blue metallic). city driving is about 28, highway is close to 40 but one trip back from Lancaster to home, which is about 150 miles, I was able to get 42 mpg ! Really amazed me. I can see Big Blue making it to 100,000 miles with no problem ... continued good luck with your great ride !
#557 of 637 Re: Heated mirrors [orcish]
Mar 11, 2007 (5:10 am)
Yes, Grasshopper, heated mirrors will require wiring
I doubt it would be worth it, although, when I was up in North Dakota, I sure was glad I had that option...for those few times the Silver Bullet wasn't in the garage...
#558 of 637 Re: - [lenwick]
Apr 04, 2007 (7:04 am)
Hi the dealer was right for a change. I had the oil changed at 7000 now at 11000 it ha-sent used any oil.I have never had a car as good as the Focus.It has been perfect up to this time
Apr 04, 2007 (3:30 pm)
maybe it was not filled up all the way originally. a nasty little trick is to overfill it. next time the oil is changed, check it yourself. then check it every 1000 or so.
#560 of 637 new Focus Wagon Canada
May 13, 2007 (7:16 pm)
Greetings from the great white north.
After 6 months of (intense)research and test drives I just bought an SES wagon. I must say I am very happy so far( 1000km).
It's sort of the perfect compromise car, scores well in a lot of areas though not at the top. Space wise it's quite comparable or better than a lot of Suvs In Canada the environment groups give it top marks. Crash ratings with the side air bags are ok, gas millage good so far. Average reliability (and even average these days is good) Nice feel on the road and fun to drive(though some air and road noise). Price good. I read lots of negatives on the interior, can't say it bothers me and I drove Accords etc. Thought the interior better than the Corolla I tried and anyway if it's too nice inside I wouldn't feel comfortable filling it with dogs.
Anyway this board has been very useful, I thank you all. I did lots of reading on potential problems etc. before buying. So I will add anything I can as it comes up.
I write this having just come back from the lake with the dogs. Used the run to mess with the bug deflector which vibrates at 140km/hr. Not that I drive at that speed all the time but it bugs me when stuff doesn't perform. I put some foam wedges in and it seems better. Anyway it's taken one for the team already so I'll keep it. Around here( Northern BC) wagons are pretty cool.
#561 of 637 My Focus wagon
May 21, 2007 (5:20 pm)
I have 11000 miles on mine now it hasn't used any oil in the last 5000.We have had no problems just oil changing.Its fun to drive and easy on gas.If they still made them i would buy it again