Ford focus Tddi Ci cambelt replacement

Apologies to anyone who has already read this over on uk.rec.cars.maintenance, but I was advised that this would be a better group to post my query on.
Well I finally took the plunge, acting on several people's advice [Re: Advice sought on the purchase of a good second-hand vehicle] and from the majority of good reports I read, I finally parted with three grand and opted for a high mileage (120,000 ex-fleet vehicle full service history) Ford focus (51 plate) Tddi Ci estate.
Although it appeared to be a good runner, as I don't pick it up until the end of the week I haven't had time to really evaluate it.
One thing that worries me however is that the salesman told me that the intervals for timing belt replacement was every 80,000 miles, and the last one had been replaced at a 100,000 miles, however according to 'Honest John' all focus diesel timing belts must be replaced every 36,000 miles (which seems pretty pathetic for a modern vehicle, considering that even my ancient Astra is double that) does anyone know if this information is correct?.. Tia Ivan.
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Ivan wrote:

Run as fast as you can!!! I LOVED my 2001 Focus...that is until last week when this (and all those freakin' recalls) happened: http://groups.google.ca/group/alt.autos.ford/browse_thread/thread/55df12c41cbefc33/ce1f5baeba26fc9e?hl=en#ce1f5baeba26fc9e
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"Ivan" wrote...
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For the 1.8 tddi endura engine, ford say to replace the belt every 100,000 miles.
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gandissy wrote:

Thanks, however I have some vague recollection that I read somewhere (apart from the Honest John website ) that because there were premature failures it had been down rated to 36,000 miles?... also my engine is a 2001,TDDi CI.
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