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#1829 of 2013 just got a Focus ST
Mar 21, 2006 (8:03 am)
Just bought a 2006 Ford Focus ST Zx4 in infra-red. Very happy with the car. I previously owned a 2003 Focus SE in arizona beige, and it was a great car, I just wanted more power. The ST has side airbags and abs, so I was glad Ford offered those safety features. The car is pretty fast so you can keep up (or pass) daily traffic without much problem. I like the little cd holder by the left knee, that is ingenious and it is simple...maybe that is why it is so cool
#1830 of 2013 2.0 Engine Reving question
Mar 26, 2006 (12:22 pm)
We just purchased a new 2006 Focus SE 2.0L 5 speed stick. Has anyone else on here driven or own the 2.0L focus stick? We're having a strange issue where the engine is slow to return to idle and the dealer says this is normal. If you press the clutch in and rev the engine to around 3 or so grand and then let the gas out the engine takes forever to return to idle.
I also own a 1998 Jeep 2.5L wrangler stick and a 2005 dodge cummins 2500 diesel stick and both vehicles immediatly return to idle after the gas it let out from a 3 grand rev. But on the focus it takes almost twice as long. Is this normal?
#1831 of 2013 Re: 2.0 Engine Reving question [xwrangalerx98]
Mar 26, 2006 (5:36 pm)
Yes it is normal. It is a pollution control thing,by making the engine slower to return to idle there is less unburnt fuel being passed to the exhaust.
#1832 of 2013 Re: 2.0 Engine Reving question [lost]
Mar 26, 2006 (5:57 pm)
k, awesome thanks a lot.
#1833 of 2013 Next Generation Focus
Mar 26, 2006 (6:23 pm)
When is the next generation Focus due. It seems that the European version is already out and that we get it awhile later. Wonder why that is? Is the European market for the Focus that much bigger than America? And from what I've read, is it really true that Ford has a large market share down under? They have some nice Ford models in that part of the world and a company called Holden which makes some stylish cars.
#1834 of 2013 Why we didn't get the European Focus....$$$$
Mar 27, 2006 (9:35 am)
The people in Detroit thought that the European Focus was too expensive a vehicle for the US Market.
The average Focus has a MSRP of between 16k to 18k but there is over $2,500 in rebates right now....
Focus is probably the only car on the market right now with rebates equal to about 15% of the MSRP!
AND IT STILL DOESN'T SELL!
Not surprising either. Most people do not have inate knowlege that there is $2,500 in rebates on a Focus...a $17k Focus seems real expensive when a Fusion SE stickers under $19k!!!!! Accordingly people probably do not even consider the Focus because they falsely believe that it is too expensive.
#1835 of 2013 Next Generation Focus
Mar 27, 2006 (12:48 pm)
The next generation Focus is due either for the 2007 or 2008 model year. I suspect it will be for 2008 but will be introduced in spring of 2007. No information has been released on plans for the Focus. Ford probably has not decided what to do. Supposedly the next generation is going to remain on the current platform with design "tweeks". The Euro version, if sold in this country, would cost more than a Ford Fusion. Ford wants to keep the Focus as an "economy car". Will anybody buy it? The redesigned Corolla, Sentra, and Elantra are due shortly. Ford will have to do something marketable to compete in this segment. The Focus looks pretty shabby next to a Civic, Mazda3, or even a Kia Spectra.
#1837 of 2013 A/C maunal transmission clutch sensation
Mar 31, 2006 (2:51 pm)
Has anyone experienced like a throbbing feeling in the clutch on the 2.0 2006 focus only when the A/C is on and only when your sitting at a light with the clutch pressed in? If I rev the engine the throb goes away and if I turn the air off it goes away as well. As soon as I turn the air on it starts throbbing again. Its a light feeling but its kind of strange feeling.
#1838 of 2013 Re: Ford Focus tweeks [huntley]
Mar 31, 2006 (4:42 pm)
could be a test 'mule'. that is the general opinion.
i remember seeing the current chrysler 300 with a 300m body on it.