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#561 of 2014 MY FOCUS COMES IN TWO DAYS!!!
Oct 15, 2001 (7:50 pm)
After searching and searching these past two years trying to decide on a new(er) car, The Bomber is finally replacing his old 91 Lumina with a 2000 Focus ZTS 4 door sedan. Light Metallic Blue, Zetec motor, all Canadian options except leather. I have been searching cars for over two years. I found this in Winnipeg with 34,0000 kilometers for $15,950 Canadian, that is $10,200US, from McPhillips Ford/Lincoln including a free remote start. I took the money I saved and bought exteneded warranty to 2006 or 150,000K ( I commute 2 hours a day) and all the "coatings" (rust, undercoat,shine and upholstery) and with PST and GST still went "our the door" for under $21,000 CDN or 13,400 US. I am 230lbs. and tall and the Focus seats and access fit me beautifully. I have a bad back from my football days and I like being able to raise the seat high to get my legs at a right angle and still be able to get in the car.. I tend to get stuffy in a car and the Focus has the usual Ford high volume air and heat that I really enjoy. I had been testing Accords, Camry's and Tauruses. My other car that I am keeping is a '95 Sable. I found the new Taurus too boat like and found the visibility much more restricted than my '95 Sable. With the price I paid and the extended warranty this car is a steal AND its fun to drive.With the money I saved from the price of other cars I had been considering I can afford a few problems, BUT I have 5 friends who have Foci and none of them have had problems. I'll keep the board posted on my progress. Does anyone have any recommendations for Fog Lights or any other upgrades?
Oct 16, 2001 (8:14 am)
I wouldn't worry too much about a 2001 Focus. It is under warranty and the 2001's have had few if any recalls. Why lose money trying to sell it? Wait unitl the warranty is up if you still feel uncomfortable drving it.
This place is not the "be all, end all" of car research. Some of the posts are duplicates. Others, are some who expected 0 defects and when one came up the car was suddenly "a piece of junk".
#563 of 2014 widow1 post
Oct 16, 2001 (8:51 am)
may be bogus. It wouldn't be below the ethics of a couple posters that I know, to make a bogus post.
Oct 16, 2001 (9:03 am)
"all the bells and whistles"...hmmmm
Oct 16, 2001 (9:10 am)
Exactly. I don't have the time to lookup the specifics of the Street Edition (is automatic available), but why would a 80 yr old widow choose that among all trims. Why would she then tout not all non-domestic makes but only Japanese makes?
Oct 16, 2001 (6:20 pm)
That's the deal with lifetime pads. They are very hard so they will last a long time.
The trade off is they don't stop the car as well, as you have discovered.
FWIW, for me I'd rather use some premium pads that dust up a bit and have the extra safety cushion.
I'm using some KVR carbon/metallics on my Buick and had a set on one of my Contours as well. They don't produce much dust, have good friction capabilities, and are very fade resistant.
You could check www.spmotorsports.com to see if they have an application for the Focus.
#569 of 2014 Re : Widow1 identity
Oct 16, 2001 (7:19 pm)
Yes, boys and Pat the host I am just what I said I am. They do make the Street Edition in an automatic...you need not look it up randyt2. Why would I buy that type of Focus...because I'm in good health, young for my age, and enjoy the driving experience though I don't drive that much anymore...and because they had the car in stock, pushed the car at $800 under invoice with a low APR of 2.9% for 36 months...it was only in effect for a limited time period so I took the plunge...and I loved the color Malibu Blue. And why would I laud Japanese cars, randyt2...very simple that's what I was driving previously so I know firsthand their reliability...Gee,fdthird, do you think the phrase "bells and whistles" is beyond an 80 year old woman's vocabulary...I discovered the phrase reading the Edmund's forum so I used the lingo. So, Pat, you're very wrong. My tongues not planted in my cheek, but laying flat in my mouth. I took your suggestion and placed my ad through Edmunds...with Autotrader.com...just a basic free listing not their $63 ripoff.