So we highly recommend the slick-shifting five-speed manual. At the 1999 Geneva International Motor Show Ford represent concept model named Focus Cosworth. Unsourced material may be challenged and. The Ford Focus was first introduced in Europe in 1998, replacing the then successful Ford Escort. Production was ultimately consolidated at the Wayne Assembly plant in 2006. Recent losses by Ford prompted discontinuation of the model after the 2011 model year, although the international Mk3 model will take over.
Upgrades included: High-flow aluminium ; ; Dual stage intake manifold; Stainless steel exhaust system and exhaust manifold by Cosworth; Sports ; Larger brake discs 300 mm front, 280 mm rear ; 6-speed manual M6 gearbox; Revised power steering 'falling-flow' pump and close ratio steering rack. Ford began sales of the Focus to Europe in July 1998 and in North America during 1999 for the 2000. Primary Use: Commuting to work Love The Car, Overall I Never Have Regret Purchasing The Vehicle — i like the price, they are fairly cheap. 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. The Focus has grown from first generation sedan, hatchback, and wagon models - using the same C170 platform as the international Focus - into second and third generations offering coupe configurations and additional trim options. On the exterior, the front chin, rocker panels, bodyside moldings and lower rear fascia were black, while exterior colors were Infra-Red, Egg Yolk Yellow and Malibu Blue.
The styling had been overseen by and executed by and Australian designer, John Doughty, concluding in January 1996 upon program approval. The only option the five-door did not include were the sideskirts. It does very good mileage Fun Factor - it's quite fun to drive on occasion : Primary Use: Commuting to work Best As A First Car — Since this was my first car and a generous hand-me-down from my uncle, I didn't have much of a choice. Aside from these basic mechanical Ford Focus parts, the Ford Focus is also equipped with various other parts that make it perform better, like high quality interior and exterior parts, as well as rigid and elegantly designed body parts. The Focus became one of the ten best-selling cars in America shortly after its introduction. The only problem I've had so far is that the Sony sound system produces a bit of hideous door rattle at high levels of bass.
The exterior is a sleek silver. See your dealer for detail. Aside from its style, the Ford Focus is also well-loved for its capability; equipped with high quality and ingeniously designed Ford Focus parts for its optimum performance. The exterior was available in two new colors, Screamin' Yellow and Competition Orange. The engine was heavily modified with forged aluminium pistons, hardened valve seats, -filled exhaust valves, exhaust system. After all, these belts should be replaced every 100,000 miles or so. Stylish design, 5 door practicality, awesome power for a 2 liter engine, smooth shifting Getrag 6 speed.
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. So what have I had problems with: Yes, it had the recalls around 2000-2002 but they were completed without a problem. Maintence can run you a great sum, something is always going wrong with my focus. For those of you wanting an economical, reliable car, this one should be on your shortlist. I have the automatic, which was fine but with my spirited driving I've had 25-30mpg, other folks say with the stick shift they get 30+. I will say that the sound system is absolutely incredible and that handling is very smooth and easy. Archived from on 8 August 2007.
Jalopnik, Mike Bumbeck, 1 February 2007. Engines included a 136 hp 101 kW , 2. Comfortable for long trips and decent mpg 28+. The sedan and coupe models were accompanied by hatchback and wagon configurations following a redesign for the 2005 model year. Although the line is going to be discontinued after 2011, the Focus was a trailblazer for Ford as the company attempted to counterpunch European and Japanese manufacturers putting out cost-effective, compact cars.
It is considered as the best selling Ford car in Europe, beating in sales its predecessor, the Ford Escort. This impression is likely a result of the car's higher roofline and the elevated position of the wide and supportive seat cushions. Unlike conventional multi-link suspension, Control Blade features a wide, simple, uniform thickness, pressed steel trailing arm with hub carrier — taking the place of two longitudinal locating rods, eliminating an expensive cast knuckle, and offering the same level of body control — with a lower center of gravity, reduced road noise, and at lower production cost. I had to replace my transmission 2 months after purchasing the car brand new with 33 miles on it from Ford Country Gibson in Las Vegas. Transmission: Automatic Color:Silver Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: 4. 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.
For the 2 of us it has become our traveling car. Or you can wimp out and get the pretty nice, electronically controlled four-speed automatic. Also the five-spoke wheels were no longer available and a 6 spoke design was the replacement. The vehicle has a fair amount of space for smaller needs. The car was an instant hit in Europe, probably because of its style and appearance that is distinctly European. The Focus, unlike the Escort, was never offered in a dedicated body style; however, a commercial Focus based on the 3-door hatch is available in Europe - most commonly in Ireland.
Unlike conventional multi-link suspension, Control Blade features a wide, simple, uniform thickness, pressed steel trailing arm with hub carrier — taking the place of two longitudinal locating rods, eliminating an expensive cast knuckle, and offering the same level of body control — with a lower center of gravity, reduced road noise, and at lower production cost. 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. In 2000, the Focus won magazine's Automobile of the Year and 's Best Small Car. It would generate a steady 0. The plan is to do it with an automobile designed, engineered, and already successfully on sale in Europe. The Wall Street Journal, Michelle Higgins, 2 December 2004.
Top features include front fog lights, a rear window wiper, a leather steering wheel, and more. Aside from more body roll than we care for, this car is a fine piece of entertaining transport with a strong engine, great brakes, and excellent ride and handling behavior. While the noise level inside is rather loud, for it's price it's roomy, easy to handle, good gas mileage and fewer problems than other cars i've owned. 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. Top features include front fog lights, a rear window wiper, a leather steering wheel, and more.