2004 Ford Focus
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- Comfort, Handleing, Feel, Smooth Crusing.
- No Sync between transmission and Engine.
Ever since i tried to write a review for my 2003 ford focus ZX3, the yahoo was hving tech problems with it's rewiew site. Anyhoo now that i am able to i thought i'd give it a shot. I got the 03 ZX3 with front + side airbags, 6 disk indash CD changer, auto, AC, 16 inch pirellie alloy wheels and pwer steering.
I got to say the car is roommy than most in it's class and its great while it rides on the highway at 70 + miles an Hr. The car is soo stable and vibration free at high speeds. And definitly doesnt feelike like riding a feather like my dads 03 corolla. Steering, handleing and breaking impresses me.
Although some minor glitches i thought i'd mention. There was some noticably clunking noice with my car and i took it back to the dealership to ask about it. at the time i was about 1000 miles into my new car. The car was in the shop for about 4 days. They said they replaced a preasure switch. But as i am a member of myford.com according to that web site maintained by ford for "ford owners" the dealer ship wrote they had done some work relating to one of my axels. Hummm......got me thinking but i didn't make much of a fuzz about it since the clunking noice had been fixed. But it still was in the back of my mind.
Another thing i wanted to mention that i felt about this car was the performance interms of the engine and transmission. i got to say...this is the most unsync engine and trans combination i have ever felt in a car. sometimes with the AC ON or OFF coming to stop lights etc.....my auto trans down shifts too late. Just feel like the engine is trying to do something and the transmission is doing another. Also pick up is waaay low with the AC on. With the AC on with a slight slope hill the car doesn't shift down accordingly.......sometimes you hit the gas...then it shifts two grears down than one and then all of a suddent your engines roars at 3.6 + Rpm. Thats why i always felt either ford should decrease the wieght of the vehicle or put like a 2.2 or 2.4 litre engine for this car. Hey i'm not a tech expert but i think i know and experienced enough from my car to say that this is one of the most un syn engine + trans i have ever driven. Worst than a toyota echo. The echo is even less powerful (1.5 CC) than a focus but the engine and trans seem to be working in sync. But once up to speed and steady crusing my cars is a gem.
Oh another thing the Blue book value of this car is depreciating like crazy. 5 years from now dont expect to get as much as a equal class Honda or toyota. Your in for a good suprise. If your like me, intending to keep a car until it done then your fine. If you are someone who like chaning cars every 5 years then your at a little disadvantage.
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