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    Default How Long will the Focus Last

    Quick Question:

    I have a 2001 zx3 with automatic and currently have 67,000 miles. I am the original owner and have followed the maintenance Ford recommends. It currently runs great, no probs. Will my car last another 5 years (another 67,000 miles), will the transmission hold up?

    I have had my share of problems with the Focus (fuel pump replaced, CEL, brakes), but it seems to be running pretty good now. Do people think that once all the faulty original parts are replaced with the revised parts, that the Focus is good for many many miles and years? Or is a car destined to die at 80,000 miles because it is just a cheap Ford?

    Comments please. Will the Focus last beyond 100K?

    Zedex3

    *Mod edit* Fixed the typo in the title.

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    Default Re: How Long with the Focus Last

    There's a growing number of people in the 100,000 mile club. And some canadians I saw posting that they joined the 200,000 kilometer club (about 124,000 miles) as well.

    I just kicked over 87,000 with no seriously major issues that I didn't create. I curbed it in '02 and had to replace some steering and suspension goodies, but other than that, all of it was simple recall or TSB work, or easily-fixed stuff:

    A-Pillar trim recall
    Back seat recall
    Wheel bearing recall
    pinch bolt recall
    fuel pump recall

    Coilpack harness wires cracked (repaired it myself, took about half an hour)
    DPFE Sensor (Bypassed it, then got a chip that disables EGR/DPFE permanently)

    OTher than that, she's been good. 87,000 miles and I still stretch the engine out probably 3 times a week (6,000 RPM isn't uncommon), and stretch her legs (110+ MPH) once a month or so, whenever I get a chance to make it to the proving grounds (not as often as I'd like with my work schedule)

    All in all, I can't see my car blowing up anytime soon.

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    Default Re: How Long with the Focus Last

    Almost 103k on this car:



    Sure, it breaks now and then, but I drive the everliving snot out of it at track days and autocrosses.... not to mention backroads, and it still runs like a top. Drivetrain wise it has been dead solid.

    I love this car.

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    Default Re: How Long with the Focus Last

    I predict that many Foci will see the 200k mark without any major issues.

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    Default Re: How Long with the Focus Last

    I just buy a new one every year or so.


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    Default Re: How Long with the Focus Last

    I had my 2000 ZX3 with automatic with no major problems till 72,000 miles, and then I had to put a new tranny in it. Seems ok now. Not sure what happened, but you knew it when it went.

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    Default Re: How Long with the Focus Last

    I'll be joining the 100K club tomorrow. I've had more problems than I'd like, but none since 60K. To a large degree, I think the buggy parts have died and been replaced by now.

    You'll probably want to change out the brake fluid, tranny fluid, and coolant soon if you haven't already. Also, don't forget about changing the timing belt at 120K.

    Otherwise, she should deal with the mileage pretty well. Just don't abuse the transmission; I think we've demonstrated in this forum how fragile it is.

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    Default Re: How Long with the Focus Last

    I traded my focus in with 85.5k on the clock and she was still going strong only i needed a bigger car.

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    Default Re: How Long with the Focus Last

    Just turned 60,000 miles this morning. Runs great, no problems and tons of fun

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    Default Re: How Long with the Focus Last

    I have approx 53k on mine. Other then the typical crap ie fuel pump, wheel bearing, some other stupid [censored] car runs great. It depends how you treat her. It will never be perfect however staying on top of maintenance is half the battle.

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    Default Re: How Long with the Focus Last

    I still havent hit 50,000 miles yet and my car is a 2001

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    Default Re: How Long with the Focus Last

    its a ford cant kill them lol

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    Default Re: How Long with the Focus Last

    120+k miles. 2000 SE sedan, Zetec, MTX.
    fuel pump = twice
    could not unlock trunk around 40k = fixed
    ignition lock = fixed
    2 recalls i was affected by.
    1 door lock actuator. = fixed

    total out of pocket price about $150-200
    pretty [censored] good if you ask me

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    Default Re: How Long with the Focus Last

    I predict that many Foci will see the 200k mark without any major issues.
    197,000 and counting on my wife's '00 Zetec wagon. No huge issues (wheel bearings, CV, door lock actuator, door latch corrosion), but somewhere near a dozen recalls at this point.

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    Default Re: How Long with the Focus Last

    Mine's sitting comfortably right now at around the 53K mile mark, and so far with the exception of bad springs in the front suspension and my trunk/seatbelt reminder lights spazzing out, she's been fine. This is my 2nd ZX3 (first got totalled back in December of '03, not my fault..), and probably after this I'm gonna buy an Orange SVT, but I think I'm keeping my blue baby as well, she's too great to get rid of!


 
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