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Ford Focus, Wagon
#588 of 637 Re: Should I buy a 2003 Focus? [orcish]
Sep 02, 2007 (4:58 am)
I was looking at a 2003 wagon and it seems pretty loaded. But it's an SE and not a ZTW. I really can't figure out what it could be missing vs. the ZTW edition. It seems to have everything.
#589 of 637 Re: Should I buy a 2003 Focus? [danzigdan]
Sep 02, 2007 (11:21 am)
I have a ZXW its loaded leather heated seats 6disk eagle tires we love it best car we have evry had
#590 of 637 Re: Should I buy a 2003 Focus? [orcish]
Sep 04, 2007 (5:55 am)
I believe that the ZTW is just the designation for the bigger engine. Thats what the sales guy told me anyway.
#591 of 637 Re: Should I buy a 2003 Focus? [remowus]
Sep 04, 2007 (4:27 pm)
Both 2003 wagon models had the 130 hp engine. The other model cars did have different engines 110/130 & what ever the svt had. The ZTW had std cruise control, tachometer, adjustible lumbar suport in the driver's seat (which kills me..have to use a thin cushin). There maybe other items as well..
#592 of 637 2000 zetech timing belt replacement
Nov 19, 2007 (9:06 pm)
can anyone tell me how much to expect to pay for a timing belt replacement on my 2000 Se wagon? I will be going the whole route with waterpump and tensioners & pullys, etc.
#593 of 637 Re: 2000 zetech timing belt replacement [hokusfocus]
Nov 20, 2007 (10:26 pm)
The repair shouldn't be that different from my car to yours. '97 Escort wagon timing belt and water pump with R&R for about $600, at an independent mechanic, not Ford dealer. I would guess at least $200 more at dealer. Mine was done at 120k miles just because it was certainly time and it's better to do it before it fails on the road. Sounds like you know the reason for doing the water pump at the same time is just because it makes sense. It's a very low labor add-on after the serious R job to get at the timing belt.
#594 of 637 replacement wagon
Nov 26, 2007 (8:58 am)
I have owened focus wagons since they were escorts. 93, 97, and 03. I have thought for the price and functionality they were the best. I tow a 1000 pound pop up camper. Unfortunatly my 97 died and I needed a new one. Even with Fords market share dropping they decided they did not want this part of the market when they stopped the wagon. Many replacement either were much more expensive or under powered 2.0l. I last week found a jeep compass. price(16000), power(175hp),and the look of a wagon and not SUV(Shiity,ugly,vehicale) . I am very happy to find a replacement
#595 of 637 2004 Focus Wagon and Electrical Problems
Dec 26, 2007 (8:14 pm)
I have a 2004 Focus Wagon ZTW that has just developed electrical problems. I have replaced the ignition tumbler/module as it locked up one day and wouldn't let a key turn. I have replaced the electronics for the wipers as the wipers would stop working intermittently. Now I am about to have my first alternator replaced as there is a significant electrical problem. The battery light will come on and then turn off. I have had the electrical system checked but the problem is intermittent thus it has been difficult/impossible to really know what is going on. If you ignore the battery light, the car will begin shutting down, first the lights go out, then the dash goes out then the fuel injector, then the power steering and then the car stops running. I am concerned as this all started this week but the car is four years old with 58,000 miles. I have been reading what others are writing and worry about continued electrical problems.
Suggestions on what to do with the current problems? Is this the alternator or am I having an expensive repair done that will do little to solve my problem
#596 of 637 Re: Focus Wagon and Hydroplaining [curbie]
Dec 31, 2007 (3:11 am)
While Im not a particular fan of Goodyear Tires, I have to tell you I found some that are amazing--great handling, better ride, and certainly beats the hydroplaning and drift from wind. They are the Comfortreds, and while not cheap, they have made an amazing difference in my 06 wagon. They have a gel layer between the treds, 80K warranty, and less edge squirm. I've had mine for nearly 15K miles and they look like brand new. One caution though, you MUST get them rotated every 4-5K miles or you wont get the rated mileage. A friend of mine has had hers for 60K and they are still handling great. Also, if you go to a Goodyear Gemini factory store, they are pretty good about their allowances for trading yours in against these tires.
#597 of 637 Re: 2004 Focus Wagon and Electrical Problems [jgirl4]
Jan 10, 2008 (10:05 am)
I have had just had this same problem. I was driving county back roads with no shoulder and the just lights went off. Unfortunately, I did not quite make it home. I need to get this fixed ASAP. Have you learned anything. Thanks.