. It included all available options plus full leather Recaro seats and fifteen-spoke dark argent colored wheels. No real complaints during that time except it does rust. However the final generation of the Escort remained in production in Halewood until 2000 as a budget alternative to the Focus, and the van versions continued until 2002 until its replacement by the Focus-based. Styling revisions included a new front bumper facia, a revised instrument panel, new tail lamps and a new rear bumper fascia on sedan models, a new harder steel alloy used for the hood, an 11% thicker plastic bumper fascia, a storage drawer for six compact discs located by the driver's left knee, optional overhead console with sunglasses holder and space for a garage door opener, molded-in beverage holders in the front door pockets, 15-inch 380 mm steel wheels and all-season tires, instead of 14-inch 360 mm on entry trim level models, now designated S , and new brake linings with total brake swept area increased by 17 percent.
Nitrous oxide emissions are reduced by an electronic exhaust gas recirculation system that meters the addition of burned exhaust gases to the intake charge. Assembly of Mark 2 Focus started in 2008 for the 2009 model. Ford therefore continued the Escort Van until the purpose-designed was introduced in 2002 as its replacement. I have owned many Ford products. High school auto shop classes became crowded with kids laying up their own fiberglass air dams, welding megaphonic extensions to tailpipes and taking cutting torches.
Certain elements of the design had been seen even earlier in prototypes used by Ford to demonstrate forthcoming safety features, such as the eye-level rear lighting clusters. My only complaint is too much road noise and seats could be more comfortable. Engines included a 136 hp 101 kW , 2. Interior details included sport bucket seats with diamond, silver-masked instrument cluster, radio bezel, door accents and a silver shift knob. There is also a conversion for the Focus.
Wagon production ends at the end of the 2007 calendar year. I've gotten as high as 32mpg, and regularly see 300 miles to a tank of gas-- which is quite a bit for a 12 gallon tank. Interior features included leather seats, steering wheel, shift knob, and boot as well as emergency-brake handle and boot. Both engines have a that needs to be replaced at 120K or earlier. Handling and ride: Ford Focus handles very well and is fun to drive on twisty roads.
Bog We were initially disappointed to see our Egg Yolk Yellow Who thought up that name? The styling had been overseen by and executed by and Australian designer, John Doughty, concluding in January 1996 upon program approval. Would not hesitate to drive it across the country tomorrow. Black Oak engine management system. It was immediately on the pace, setting many fastest stage times, but the use of an illegal water pump meant that the two cars were excluded from the event. Photo: Ford The 2008-2011 Focus is more fuel-efficient.
The Focus won the award for 2000. Interior quality and pronounced road noise mar this otherwise capable package though. However, some of the build materials show that this is still and economy based car, as there are several hard-plastic areas and the fit and finish is slightly below par. My car is a wagon and I almost bought a 2005 Focus 2 door for my wife to drive recently but it sold before I could commit. The 2008 Scheduled Maintenance Guide recommends changing engine oil and rotating your tires every 7,500 miles for normal operating conditions and every 5,000 miles for special operating conditions. Manual transmission now listed as standard equipment rather than a delete option on wagons. Made of high-grade aluminum, this corrosion-resistant condenser is A replacement replacement of your damaged part at an affordable price.
Also wish 6 th gear was higher so that it would get better highway milage. The gear lever knob, lever, and pedals were all custom made by. European Automotive Design, 1 June 2006. Our Take on the 2004 Ford Focus Is it souped yet? Just when I think there's nothing else that will have to be repaired, in the last 3 or 4 weeks a strange noise has developed in the front of the car perhaps somewhere in the engine? Consumer reports rates the 2005-2006 and 2008-2011 Focus 'above average' for reliability, which makes a used Ford Focus the most reliable choice among domestic brands. Not only is it a blast to drive hard, but the suspension is comfortable for every day driving. These cars, while exceptionally sound mechanically, were about as sexy as corrective headgear. A structural ribbed aluminum oil pan and cast alloy front cover further stiffen the block and reduce engine noise.
Apparently this is a common issue. If you're considering this car, please do not buy it; look for something else instead. So I'll break it down. For a complete overview of all Focus models, see. Would you rather buy off-the-rack and write a single check for a ready-made supercar, or would you choose to concoct a custom-designed sleepercar instead? The Focus manages to be both logical in its design as well as fun to drive.