Dislike the ignition sticking around 100k miles. Archived from on 17 October 2007. The Focus became one of the ten best-selling cars in America shortly after its introduction. Check out our same easy-to-use catalog with large color pictures, detailed specifications, and clear pricing information. As for the rear suspension, there are some major changes.
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 interior got some attention too, most notably with Recaro racing buckets to hold you in place when you start to get crazy out on the track or rally roads. Highway speeds it has decent passing power for a small 4cyl. Despite its radical styling the hatchback version in particular , and some controversial safety recalls in North America, the car has been a runaway success across the globe, even in the United States, where Ford has traditionally failed to successfully sell its European models. This car has a two-year lifespan and developing a new transmission is a hugely expensive job, especially when we will have a new car for 2005. We work swiftly but in the event of an issue we may have to levy the fitting charge based on the time taken to rectify any unforeseen circumstances.
No guessing, no modifying, just high-quality parts and accessories at great prices for your Ford performance vehicle. I would have bought the vehicle had they informed me of the price drop. We initially reviewed everything and examined the possibilities of reducing the weight on every area of the Focus, from the engine through to the dampers. Steering is sharp and accurate, the Brembo brakes effective and resilient. Most Reliable Little Wagon In The World. A visit to our catalog will prove it.
Feel free to contact us by phone or by internet if you have any questions, and check back often. Check engine light has never lit up yet. Volkswagen with the began offering multi-link design rear suspensions in the compact class, or small family car European class. A green starts the engine. It would generate a steady 0. Archived from on 13 September 2004. Ford began sales of the Focus to Europe in July 1998 and in North America during 1999 for the 2000.
There is so much cargo room and the seats are very comfortable. The last of the Mark 1 Focus produced in Argentina 2008 Version featured either a 1. It feels urgent, spiky, and very fast. With that much power, an all-wheel drive system was a must, and Ford did not disappoint. We could easily go quite a lot below that so that has allowed us to add weight and reinforce parts in certain areas to achieve the weight distribution we want. Are you a trade customer? This was a remarkable feat as the Focus was competing against German prestige manufacturers as well as Japanese manufacturers, all of which have strong reputations for quality and reliability.
Archived from on 8 August 2007. Manufacturing in Argentina continued until 2008, and it was still on sale in Brazil until 2009. Where many competitors in the compact class, or small family car European class, used the less expensive half-independent , Control Blade offered enhanced performance, i. The styling had been overseen by and executed by and Australian designer, John Doughty, concluding in January 1996 upon program approval. It would also allow 1. There is a new, larger rear wing, the front bumper has been redesigned while the cooling scoops and all the body panels are new.
Also the five-spoke wheels were no longer available and a 6 spoke design was the replacement. This version is still available in some countries despite the advent of an all-new Mk 2 Focus. The large rear wing and revised bumpers give the car a very contemporary look from the outside and much has changed underneath as well, but it remains clearly recognisable as a Focus. All three films were available for viewing at a now defunct web site, www. Did the two tone Paint to hide the rust as best I could. Developed in concert with Cosworth, this engine featured a special aluminum cylinder head with enlarged intake ports, high compression pistons and forged connecting rods, piston oil squirters, solenoid operated variable camshaft timing on the intake cam, dual stage intake manifold, and a 4-2-1 tubular exhaust header.
The exterior was available in two new colors, Screamin' Yellow and Competition Orange. 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. Became de-facto basic trim level in Mk2 1. Using a turbocharged version of the 2. We have an expanding portfolio of new brands and products combined with the experience and ability to provide what you need.
We estimate the labour time to be approximately 30. The European Focus, in 2002, according to German reports and surveys, was claimed to be the most reliable car between one and three years old in the German car market. The only option the five-door did not include were the sideskirts. The gear lever knob, lever, and pedals were all custom made by. However, in , offered this until 2009, in 1. Here he reveals what is new on the car, the thinking behind its design and tells the story of the transformation from drawings to our world championship contender. Ford claimed that 70% of the car was unique and not shared with the standard grocery-getter.
It was immediately on the pace, setting many fastest stage times, but the use of an illegal water pump meant that the two cars were excluded from the event. I wish I could give them a zero star. Production was limited to 4501 units only. Suspension The front suspension remains similar to that used on the 2002 model, although there are some changes to the dampers, which once again includes weight saving. The engine was sourced from the Ford of Mexico Chihuahua plant.