Not sure about the TDCI part since I'm not even sure what that is--but my
suggestions are to avoid the 2001 and earlier models and if at all possible,
get the optional side air bags, ABS brakes and traction control (or whatever
Ford calls it). I hope these are possible in your price range.
Craig (with an '01 in Flagstaff, AZ)
Most esential buy car with Climate pack (air conditioning) ventilation
system is of very poor design in Focus. (a lot of problems with fogging
during winter and heat during summer if without air conditioning)
Buy car from 2001 or newer.
There is old version of diesel engine TDDI better avoid.Go for TDCI (comon
If something don't like on car just walk away there are plenty of used
focuses out there.
Check if floor mats are wet some Focuses are not very good at keeping water
away from car there are leaking at air filter under windshield.... (another
joke design of focus)
Look for used joints if hear strange noise bumps on bad road from front of
the car probably some joints are worn... (could be expensive better avoid)
You could find low milage 1.4 engine (best fuel economy for petrol) but it
is a bit underpowerd, acceptable if you don't need a lot of power. For good
fuel economy choose diesel but most have high milage... Avoid cars without
Generally (if above mentioned is ok) car is quite good buy for used car....
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