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#351 of 498 Re: 2008 Ford Focus SES Tire Wear [kssnflwr]
Nov 16, 2009 (1:44 pm)
I dont understand why your tires didnt last much longer! I own a 2008 Focus myself with 42,000 miles on it. I have never rotated the tires and they still have good tread!. There must be a reason you are haveing so much trouble!. If you ever find out why this is happening please let us know
#352 of 498 Re: How much should i pay for this certified 2007 Ford Focus S… [carolr94]
Nov 16, 2009 (1:49 pm)
I ordered a 08 SES but I had the 5 speed trans put in. With the manual trans the car preforms much better then with the auto. My wife got the same model with the auto. transmission and I drove bothh. GET THE MANUAL! you will be glad you did
#353 of 498 Re: 2008 Ford Focus SES Tire Wear [kssnflwr]
Nov 17, 2009 (6:33 am)
If your tires have a 65,000 mile warranty and wore out in 30,000, then the tire mfr should pay about 1/2 the cost of the new tires.
#354 of 498 Re: 2008 Ford Focus SES Tire Wear [jeffyscott]
Nov 17, 2009 (6:41 am)
Not if it's due to a defect on your vehicle.
#355 of 498 2008 Focus TSB just showed up!
Nov 17, 2009 (6:49 am)
SERVICE BULLETIN:TSB-08-22-2 NHTSA ITEM NUMBER:10027912
MFG Bulletin Date: 20090201
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP
Bulletin Summary: FORD: VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0456 (VERY SMALL EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM LEAK DETECTED; VERY SMALL LEAK 0.020" (0.51 MM) DIAMETER). *PE
Date added to datbase: 20090219
#356 of 498 Re: 2008 Ford Focus SE Buying Experience [jfritsch]
Nov 17, 2009 (6:54 am)
TSB Number:08-5-8 NHTSA Number:10024825 TSB Date:March 1, 2008 Date Added to File:May 30, 2008
Power Train:Automatic Transmission
4r27e transaxle no 3rd or 4th gear--built on or before 1/29/08.
#357 of 498 Re: 2008 Ford Focus SES Tire Wear [kssnflwr]
Nov 17, 2009 (7:38 pm)
If the tires have worn evenly, there is no defect. If they have worn unevenly and it was not do to aggressive driving, then I'd assume you need an alignment or some other repair.
It was not a Focus, but my kid wore out 2 tires in 6000 miles. They had a 60K mi warranty, so the tire manufacturer gave him two new tires and he paid only for mounting and balancing
#358 of 498 Ford Focus SE Auto 201A
Nov 22, 2009 (5:51 pm)
Bought Ford Focus SE Auto with option Rapid Spec 201A for $14,628.31 at Covert Ford Austin TX. OTD price was $15,853.20.
They wanted to charge $299 for VIN etch but waived the fee on my request. Overall, the experience was very smooth and cordial.
#359 of 498 Re: Ford Focus SE Auto 201A [shriram1]
Nov 22, 2009 (6:11 pm)
You folks buying the Ford Focus should get the 5 speed manual transmission! I own a fully loaded ses I had to special order the car built at Ford as the top end models have the auto in them. My wife got the same model ses with the Auto. transmission in it. Although the auto trans. in my wife's car never failed in the time she owned it ( she sold at 18,000 miles the shifting on that auto wasent right! . The manual transmission has much greater power and pick up also the stick shift trans gives much better control in winter driving conditions!. And let me tell you from experience a clutch plate is much less money to replace then a automatic transmission!. Also the 5 speed trans. cuts the weight down on the Focus and gets MUCH better fuel mileage!. Not to mention the 5 speed trans. lowers the out the door price BIG TIME!
#360 of 498 Re: Ford Focus SE Auto 201A [matsukes]
Nov 23, 2009 (5:36 am)
MPG is actually about the same: EPA "combined" figure is 28 mpg for both the auto and the manual.
Manual does save some money up front, most of that will probably be given back when you sell as the market for manual transmission cars is very thin. Probably something like 90% of potential buyers will not even consider one.
I do think it is about time that Ford upgraded to a 5 speed auto in the Focus.