I will always miss my Ford Escort Wagon 94, but things change.
I have a 2002 Ford Focus Sedan with 77,000 miles. I just replaced the
original tires, and put in new shocks and struts (I am not sure this
repair was really necessary). I have half of my brakes remaining. In
other words, I am doing GREAT with this car. I get 38 mpg.
I am considering buying a 2005 Ford Focus Wagon (to fill the empty
hole in my heart that my Escort Wagon left), but it has 150,000 miles
on it. Sellers tell me that it just got new brake pads, rotors, and
tires. Sounds right to me.
1. What else can I reasonably expect to go out on this car?
2. What is the value of the current repairs (new brakes pads, rotors,
3. When do I need to change that pesky timing belt??