I ordered the same package a few weeks ago. It's due in early
February. I believe for the most part the kinks are worked out as this
is the 4th year of the model. It's due for changes for the 05 model
year and I"m sure they will introduce all new TSBs.
that I bought used a short while ago. Thankfully all the recalls had been
done on the car and there were quite a few! The only small problem I have
had in the past 7000 Klms is a broken/worn/defective swaybar link which had
to be replaced at $66CDN and that was done at a Ford dealership in under an
Plus, I began using the semi-synthetic oil; 5W-20 and have already noticed
that the car gets better MPGs. Handling is really something, very
impressive! The 130 HP engine is well suited to the car, IMHO. I can only
imagine that the 145 HP engine will add a few more thrills.
The Duratec engine (which the 2.3 is) has proven to be VERY strong. You'll
enjoy the added low end torque. The engine has a good racing history as
well. Try this website and click into the forum. You'll find some good
information on the new Focus models.
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