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Ford Focus, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#151 of 338 Re: Ford Focus Noise/comfort [tom71]
Oct 25, 2005 (11:02 pm)
i have a base focus... size 14. the tire brand is SEGURA and the bearings I just bought at O'Reilly autoparts. I had ALL bearings replaced. the wiggle is felt and i have tried almost everything to fix it: balance, alignment, pressure.
i am thinking of changing from 14 to 15, or even 16, if i find a good deal at ebay for rims. anyone know of a good deal for 15 or 16 rims? lemme know... thanks
btw, earlier i complained about cupping on my tires and I saw a similar focus with the same tire condition. this could be a structural problem for the 2003. i wonder...
#152 of 338 Power Window Failure
Nov 08, 2005 (8:53 am)
I bought my Focus SE new and now it's four years old and has a little over 50K miles. I had to replace my power window motor in the back last year and thought it was a fluke but now the other window in the back is having the same problem! Those windows don't ever get used!
Is anyone else having a similar problem?
#153 of 338 2002 Ford Focus Owner
Nov 09, 2005 (6:45 pm)
just wanted to say hello and post a message. I own a 2002 Ford Focus ZTS. Bought it brand new. This car has been EXCELLENT! I have had zero problems except for the 6 disk CD player. I didnt even replace the battery until 65,000 miles. The car is terriffic, Only issue now is the car doesnt hold any value when trying to trade in or sell...
Nov 23, 2005 (9:39 am)
Anyone know of a good book that tells when to schedule all the maintenance that needs to be done? I used to have a car repair for dummys book that was good, but is there something specific for the 2004 Ford Focus?
#155 of 338 best maintenance book
Dec 01, 2005 (8:28 pm)
I'm not trying to be trite, but the owner's manual for your car is the best place to look for a maintenance schedule. There's also plenty of room to make notes about what was done.
#156 of 338 Anti Theft System
Dec 05, 2005 (6:15 pm)
Any one having a problem with the chip key anti theft system is it possible to have it deactivated
#157 of 338 Real fuel economy - -when?
Dec 10, 2005 (1:16 pm)
I have an 05 SES wagon / auto. After 4000km / 2500mi, I just checked after a trip yesterday which was 400km/250mi of which it was 90% hwy driving at 100 kph / 60 mph. By my calculations I am getting 8.25 l/km or 34 miles per gallon.
I believe this car should be getting up to 6.75 l/km or 42 mpg. Should I be concerned, or will this improve in time? And if so, when?
#158 of 338 Re: Maintenance Book? [caroledrake]
Dec 11, 2005 (2:42 pm)
Doesn't anyone have their owners' manual/maintenance booklet? It spells out what and when for hard driving and regular driving by years and miles. If you bought your car new you MUST have it. that's part of the new car. Not an option, or an accessory. If you bought it used, a lot of times the books get trashed during the clean up, or because the used car guys don't want to deal with them. They can also provide a history of what has been done to the car - oil changes, tire warranties, alignments, batteries, etc.
#159 of 338 Re: Real fuel economy
Dec 12, 2005 (1:37 pm)
Your wagon with auto transmission has an EPA rating of 32 mpg highway. You probably won't get much better than 34 without a tailwind. One trip using a 1/2 tank of gas is not enough to get a good number for fuel economy, but is an encouraging spot check if you calculated it properly.
#160 of 338 Re: Real fuel economy [oldsven]
Dec 13, 2005 (12:39 pm)
Thank you for your reply. Sorry, I should have clarified. The figure of 42 mpg highway, is for an Imperial gallon which is about 20% larger than a US gallon. This translates to approximately 6.7 litres per 100Km, which is what the EPA highway rating for my car is supposed to be.
I was just curious as to when I can expect this type of fuel economy.