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Ford Focus, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#1 of 107 Welcome Focus ZX3 Members!
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Jan 26, 2001 (9:34 am)
Please introduce yourself!
My name is Karen and I'll be your host. Let me know what discussions you would like to have included in the Ford Focus ZX3 Owner's Club folder. Perhaps take a look at the already established Owner's Clubs for ideas? Anyone care to be a representative/Community Leader for the club? Let me know!
Looking forward to meeting everyone!
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#2 of 107 Greetings from Silver Bullet
Jan 26, 2001 (1:08 pm)
Finally, a club for this neat little car! I bought my CD Silver 5-speed ZX3 in February 2000; it was built in December of 1999. 6000 miles to date, and a bunch of recalls later, my fiancee now drives the car, but I keep up with this great group and have enjoyed the input since Part One.
Jan 26, 2001 (3:27 pm)
I must say that silver_bullet has been an enthusiastic ZX3 owner and participant from Day One. I'm glad your patience has paid off!
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#4 of 107 Thank ya, Thank ya, and Thank ya!
Jan 26, 2001 (4:21 pm)
Hard to follow Silver Bullet. Well said, except the part about your fiancee now driving your beloved ZX3. Really, glad your still here. Can't say for sure that I have been around since Part One, but it's been a while anyway.
Nice to meet you Karen S.! Will check out the other clubs to get some ideas, even though I already have some. Car lady, I hope you keep checking up on us now that we have the club.
#5 of 107 Hi from North Carolina
Jan 26, 2001 (5:05 pm)
Been around since last March and bought my 5 speed on March 31st. Enjoy checking daily on the site and enjoy the feedback pro and con on the Focus. I still have had no problems after about 9,000 miles and have had the wheel bearing repaired but have not opted for the "A" pillar fix yet. Not sure if I want the hassle. I am going to have the master cylinder (clutch) done one of these days. Very happy with the car and about the only thing I can add that does not square with the majority is the gas mileage. I have always had between 33 (city) and 37 (highway). This has been my experience from the second tank to the present. I am certainly not complaining. Glad we have a club. Happy driving to you all and remember to enjoy life and not worry about the small stuff.
#6 of 107 good group
Jan 26, 2001 (7:01 pm)
I'm Charlie and have had my autumn orange ZX3 since February 20th, built in December... now it's got 13,500 miles. It's my 11th and most fun vehicle I've owned to date.
My brother and his daughter also own ZX3's, one a a rainforest green auto, and the other a 5 speed silver. So during the holidays, we had our own ZX3 get-to-gether at my Dad's house. See, Dad's a Chevy man from way back, so having 3 Fords parked in his yard...well...
Good luck with the club... it'll be great, and worth the wait!
#7 of 107 Hello Carlady !! / Hello Karen !!
Jan 26, 2001 (7:46 pm)
From zx3 .... A big "Thanks" ladys, for the Club.
For Z-Club "Forum Leaders" --- I nominate Silver Bullet, PCleveland2, ZX3Beast.
They're always here, good guys, and full of info. (Wot more could you ask, O' lovely ladys)???
My Z has 5000 "trouble-free" miles since Delivery in June. Been in Ford Dealer Service dept ONLY for Recall'S or oil change.
I bypassed having "A-Pillar" thingy done, after following posts written by above guys, and others.
MPG is around 26City/30+HiWay. Sweet, sweet car.
Am I hurting the engine of my Z, by letting it warm up 15-20 min.(idle speed) on these bitter winter mornings --- while I wait in nice warm house, guzzling hot coffee?
FGaydos1 said doing it, "uses gas" -- but didn't say if it harmed engine.
Anyone else care to comment on this?
Thanx to FGaydos1 for Reply and thanks in advance to any one else who cares to weigh in.
(Ford Dealer wants $140 (Pts/Lbr) to install Factory engine-block heater).
#8 of 107 thank you! to carlady + karen s.
Jan 26, 2001 (8:41 pm)
my name is walt.the "z" group has always been a fun
group with a great sense of humor. the carlady has
done a superb job in allowing a lot of latitude in
our discussions this past year and keeping the pur-
pose of the forum in perspective.my" beast" was
built dec.99 and purchased jan.00. i sincerely appreciate all the advice,tips and responses posted
the previous year and look forward to reading everyones input in the new club.
Jan 27, 2001 (7:50 am)
If you measure engine life by hours, not miles, you might say yes. But, when you take off with a warm engine with warm oil, the bearings and other moving parts are much happier and should live longer. Now if we could only find a way to do this with the wheel bearings. Oh, the block heater is the best idea. If you can find a aftermarket block heater, the price should be much more affordable. Should go in in less that a hour of shop time.
Jan 27, 2001 (12:45 pm)
I'm Holly, 24, from Southern California. I have a White 2000 Zx3. I got it in May and I have just over 5K miles on it.It has automatic trans, cruise, power windows, power doorlocks, power windows and and alarm with keyless remote.I also have all five windows tinted. I love my car, except for all of the recalls of course. I love the standard CD player, the leather wrapped steering wheel and especially sitting up high.