The styling had been overseen by and executed by and Australian designer, John Doughty, concluding in January 1996 upon program approval. We have even moved small furniture in this car and often take it on garage sale expeditions. It also has air bags and I've never experienced difficulty with the seat belts and other safety features. Oil changes every 5000 miles and transmission oil changed every 30K miles. This was a remarkable feat as the Focus was competing against German prestige manufacturers as well as Japanese manufacturers, all of which have strong reputations for quality and reliability. Archived from on 13 September 2004. Automotive News, December 18, 2017.
A green starts the engine. Horsepower 130-hp 5,300 rpm Fuel tank capacity 13. This car has many pros. This version is still available in some countries despite the advent of an all-new Mk 2 Focus. Ford began sales of the Focus to Europe in July 1998 and in North America during 1999 for the 2000. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter.
This is as of December, 2017. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. This model seems to have more spunk and acceleration. Along with a 10 percent stiffer bodyshell, according to Ford this offers a better ride, but critics claimed the car lacked the precise and poised handling of the Mk 1.
We will send you and Email with a link and instructions. Fuel economy city 25 mpg Exterior length 168. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. The impression is of having plenty of wheel travel for gobbling the larger stuff and big-car, full-frame isolation when encountering expansion joints and smaller road imperfections. If the Corvette could talk, it would have been laughing at the wankers behind its wheel as it sped around the loop barely breathing.
DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. This car, a winner in both 's and 's hands in the two-car factory that contested the , duly racked up the manufacturers' title, spelling the end of a formidable twenty-seven-year wait for such an honour in this series for the Blue Oval. I often say that if my husband buys a new car for our household, I would like to continue to drive my Focus. It would generate a steady 0. Archived from on 17 October 2007. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. The N20 offers the same base engine and other improvements along with a factory installed system that offers a 75 hp 56 kW boost bringing the N2O to 225 hp 168 kW.
The basic suspension design, which contributed much to the Mk 1's success, was carried over largely unchanged from its predecessor. While this information is specific to vehicle make, model, model year and body type, your personal information is not taken into consideration and could greatly alter the actual premium quoted by an insurer. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. Valves 16 Front shoulder room 53. Thankfully, the alternator was easily fixed by a local mechanic. The point is, we were driving the Focus.
The long rear lateral arm controls toe, a pair of shorter front lateral arms, vertically above each other, control the camber, and the Control Blade reacts to brake and traction loads. Archived from on 17 October 2007. Where many competitors in the compact class, or small family car European class, used the less expensive non-independent twist beam suspension, Control Blade offered enhanced performance, i. I bought this car as a salvage title front end damage, but no engine damage. Since debuting at the 2007 , the restyled 2008—2011 generation was available as a two-door and four-door ; the and were discontinued.
Standard in wagons for 2000 model year. Despite its radical styling the hatchback version in particular , and some controversial safety recalls in North America, the car has been a runaway success across the globe, even in the United States, where Ford has traditionally failed to successfully sell its European models. However, I'm sure most new models are mp3. It included all available options plus full leather Recaro seats and fifteen-spoke dark argent colored wheels. At around 107,000 miles the timing belt snapped - it's a zero tolerance engine - so the whole engine was destroyed. As we drove around our secret loop in different cars, we noticed an amazing fact: Our speed in this Focus was very close to the speed in much faster cars such as the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.
Being best used in , , and , it is capable of high-speed cornering. Good deterrent against would be thieves who've hit the crack pipe too many times. In Europe and South Africa, the Focus replaced the various models sold in those markets. The car had success in the 2013 , and won its class in the. The dealership needed a few days to make some repairs that never happen to cars very often hacked key fob and accelerator cable tampered with which then broke. The suit, which restricts the wearer's movements, allowed for insights that were implemented into the car's design. Auto, Motor und Sport in German.
However, recent sales of new Focus's have been able to maintain lower or overall discounting incentive rates than many competing vehicles in its class. Became de-facto basic trim level in Mk2 1. I've never had any problems with the engine, transmission manuals are great when getting your car's computer hacked might be a downside on the highway, throw it in neutral, problem solved, right? Need for Speed: Underground 2 - Statistics Unlock Available from the beginning 0 - 60 mph 0 - 100 mph Top Speed Torque Power Stock 8. It has much more room for a compact car than one would imagine. This hatch-back body style is preferable in our household to the sedan version, which was also test-driven. Now, our conclusion does not mean a slower car such as the Kia Spectra provides the same low-speed jollies. Having a cabin filter is nice when psychos are spreading chemicals in front of you, just close the windows and push the button.