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 Post subject: Ford Focus query!
Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:41 pm 
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Hi guys,

I have a question about a 2002 Ford Focus LR LX MY2003 that I’m looking at on behalf of my girlfriend. It has 147,000 KM and has a full service book but unsure on any past repairs. I’m wondering if anyone has had any experience with these cars and if anyone recommends them or what should I look out for with them?

We will be getting a RACV check done and the car comes with a RWC.

Thanks in advance,

Daniel
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Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:05 pm 
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Anyone ?
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 Post subject: Re: Ford Focus query!
Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:18 am 
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confirm the timing belt has been done. otherwise they are good (if a bit cheap and plasticiy) cars

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:27 pm 
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Thank you. I heard that there were major issues with the transmission that almost required them to be rebuilt. Has anyone heard of this?
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Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:42 am 
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my sister has a 2003 lr ghia and has owned it for years now with no problems.

the gear box in them aren't so bad, i have replace her water pump and pulleys and done her belt change and it wasn't that hard to do..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ford Focus query!
Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:37 am 
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A bit late to the thread, but there's a brief list of things to look for at http://wikicars.net.au/reviews.php#!con ... us&gen=247. The timing belt is probably the major thing to keep an eye on.

The Mk.1 Focus was on sale in Europe from 1998, so you'd hope that Ford would have sorted out the most serious problems by the time it got to Aus.
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