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#1835 of 2014 Next Generation Focus
Mar 27, 2006 (11:48 am)
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 2014 A/C maunal transmission clutch sensation
Mar 31, 2006 (1:51 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 2014 Re: Ford Focus tweeks [huntley]
Mar 31, 2006 (3:42 pm)
could be a test 'mule'. that is the general opinion.
i remember seeing the current chrysler 300 with a 300m body on it.
#1839 of 2014 throbbing clutch
Apr 01, 2006 (4:12 am)
thats the feeling of you causing excessive cluthc wear....you shouldn't be holding the clutch in like that at a like for more than a sec or 2 on Any Car.
#1840 of 2014 Disable Auto Door Lock
Apr 04, 2006 (3:47 am)
Just took delivery of 2006 ZXW SES Wagon. Does anyone know how to disable the automatic door locking feature?
My dealer states, "It is not legal to disable this feature before delivery." Doesn't seem to enthused to disable it after delivery either.
I find the auto door locks annoying. Go out in the driveway to move the car into the garage and clunk all the doors lock. I like to lock my doors myself.
Otherwise this is a very nice vehicle.
Thanks in advance.
#1841 of 2014 Autolocks off
Apr 04, 2006 (7:11 am)
Page 53 of your owners manual:
To deactivate/reactivate the autolock feature using the power door
You must complete steps 1-7 within 30 seconds or the procedure will
have to be repeated. If the procedure needs to be repeated, you must
wait 30 seconds.
1. Turn the ignition to the 3 (ON)
2. Press the power door unlock
control three times.
3. Turn the ignition from 3 (ON)
position to the 2 (OFF) position.
4. Press the power door unlock
control three times.
5. Turn the ignition back to 3 (ON) position. The horn will chirp.
6. Press the unlock control, then press the lock control. The horn will
chirp once if autolock was deactivated or twice (one short and one long
chirp) if autolock was activated.
7. Turn the ignition to the 2 (OFF) position. The horn will chirp once to
confirm the procedure is complete.
Have fun and GOOD LUCK!
#1842 of 2014 Re: Autolocks off [mschmal]
Apr 04, 2006 (11:22 am)
#1843 of 2014 Re: Autolocks off [mschmal]
Apr 04, 2006 (11:24 am)
Thanks Mark. Got it right the first time. Surprised myself.
Now to continue reading the manual.
#1844 of 2014 Two more questions 2006 wagon--Chime and DRL
Apr 05, 2006 (3:17 pm)
Gearshift warning "chime", page 13 of the manual. Ford calls this a chime. Mine sounds like a Tom Cat with his tail caught in a screen door. Wondered what others sound like.
DRL We have had daylight running lights is Canada for many years now and I believe they are a very important safety item, however, this is the first car that I have owned where the DRL come on with the key in the run position and the parking brake engaged. Page 29 of the manual states the parking brake must be disengaged. Not so with my Focus.