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  • Sorry, probably too late for the camping trip, but better late than never!

    I loaded my new sofa and loveseat into and on top of my wagon with ease. I had my little brothers Isuzu SUV and we could not fit it into the small opening on it and I decided to just use my wagon. The salesman and helpers thought I was crazy while purchasing/loading it, but as they saw me drive off they thought I was a "Genius". I also recently gave away an old sofa to a friend with a newer Taurus wagon, which had a much smaller opening in the rear but more space inside above, and probably fore and aft, of the couch than my wagon. We had a very hard time fitting the pieces of the couch into his car.

    I find it odd nobody mentions the numerous outstanding little features of the Fords. Like the fact that most are much easier to maintain/repair than foreign and even other domestics. For example the serpentine belt on all my Fords has been simple to replace on my own. Other makes I can not say the same thing about. I also love the steering effort on my wagon since all Focii only have to turn the steering wheel about 1/2 the amount of all other vehicles. And I could go on and on. And the I also have yet to drive another make of vehicle which feels as nice, and perfect, to me

    I Love my '05 ZXW SES 35,000mi.
  • Sorry, probably too late for the camping trip, but better late than never!

    I loaded my new sofa and loveseat into and on top of my wagon with ease. I had my little brothers Isuzu SUV and we could not fit it into the small opening on it and I decided to just use my wagon. The salesman and helpers thought I was crazy while purchasing/loading it, but as they saw me drive off they thought I was a "Genius". I also recently gave away an old sofa to a friend with a newer Taurus wagon, which had a much smaller opening in the rear but more space inside above, and probably fore and aft, of the couch than my wagon. We had a very hard time fitting the pieces of the couch into his car.

    I find it odd nobody mentions the numerous outstanding little features of the Fords. Like the fact that most are much easier to maintain/repair than foreign and even other domestics. For example the serpentine belt on all my Fords has been simple to replace on my own. Other makes I can not say the same thing about. I also love the steering effort on my wagon since all Focii only have to turn the steering wheel about 1/2 the amount of all other vehicles. And I could go on and on. And I also have yet to drive another make of vehicle which feels as nice, and perfect, to me

    I Love my '05 ZXW SES 35,000mi.
  • I have a 2003 ZTW wagon and had the exact same problem. It shut off for the first time last night and I can't get it to turn on and stay on without it happening again. I'm afraid to drive it for fear of being stranded. Did you ever get it fixed/ find out what the problem was?
  • lenwicklenwick Posts: 23
    We have had our 2006 Focus Wagon since new all that has gone wrong is i headlight .Ive pulled my bass boat about 1200lbs easy.The milage is very good never under 30 miles a gallon.Im sorry Ford dropped the wagon
  • geronimo1geronimo1 Posts: 1
    on rte 93 south of Boston early evening-
    behind blue Focus wagon, in right lane, 20mph, go to pass, he speeds up to 60 (????) :confuse:
    Couple of times. Decided he was a fruitcake. For laughs, ( as I was taking next exit), blew his doors and ears off and took my exit.
    Since when can a Focus wagon take a supercharged Lightining? Yuk Yuk Yuk :P
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,407
    It can take one all day and twice on Sunday at the gas pump.

    Keep sending that gas money to the middle east. ;)
  • there's a major problem with the rear brakes - apparently the hand brake cable is seized in the rear brakes and this has influence on the bearings. Has anyone had any such experience? This will be quite expensive to fix but according to mecanic car can't be driven without repairing. My problem is that I want to change/buy a newer car and this is happening at a very bad time. Car is 2001, has been great up to now and has 232000kms so its time I feel to get something else. Anyone else has kept a 2001 wagon longer?
    thanks
    Canadamo
  • there's a major problem with the rear brakes - apparently the hand brake cable is seized in the rear brakes and this has influence on the bearings? Has anyone had any such experience? This will be quite expensive to fix but according to mecanic car can't be driven without repairing. My problem is that I want to change/buy a newer car and this is happening at a very bad time. Car is 2001, has been great up to now and has 232000kms so its time I feel to get something else. Anyone else has kept a 2001 wagon longer?
    thanks
    Canadamo
  • I have try the back button to operate the Hatch but doesn't do anything. I have unlock all doors and no respone, is there something that need to be programed? or am I missing something, remote control operation work, front panel button work. But not the back buttom.
  • I have a 2003 ZTW. Intermittant operation of hatch release button on the dash is a very common problem with the Focus. Sometimes mine works, sometimes it doesn't. If it doesn't, I just press the hatch release on my key fob.
    Marshall
  • checdwchecdw Posts: 2
    Marshall:

    Thank you for the comment, but the button that I am talking with the issue is the one in the actuall door, is a ruber cover button, that I think it should open, but in my 04 is not working.

    Regards
    Edgar
  • I have a 2003 ZTW...it's rubber covered button doesn't work any more..Since the fob and inside button work I have not tried to get it fixed..
  • pepe11pepe11 Posts: 41
    hello,
    I was wondering if someone could help me. I bought a new Ford Focus after negotiating a price at a dealership here in NJ. When I reviewed the invoice I saw that the sale price was $200 higher than we had negotiated. Salesman explained that it includes the $200 charge for window etching which qualifies me for a % discount off on my comprehensive insurance. The $200 was actually added to this dealership's printed invoice. I said ok, but...when I went to pay for the car and met with their closer (you know - the person that tries to sell all the extra warranty and stuff), she offered me window etching. I mentioned that I already paid for it. She hesitated and then explained that this was a "more comprehensive" etching policy. What the heck does that mean. I know I should have asked but instead I just said no. I looked at my windshield and do not see any signs of etching. Does anyone know how I can be assured that I got what I paid for? Thanks in advance for any advice.
  • rapidrickrapidrick Posts: 70
    Hey pepe11, the cretins are trying to rip you off. Sounds like they did. Chalk it up to experience. Write a nice letter to Ford in Michigan and courtesy copy the stealership. Let them know you have a bad taste in your mouth from purchasing your Ford from the scammers at the NJ dealership. Be civil and state the facts. Let them know this is experience will be remembered, and you will let all your friends and acquaintances know as well.
    Be rational, cool, and factual. Be confident that YOU will have the last laugh. Don't get mad, get even.
    It's sad that cretins like this, who are desperate to move cars currently, are scamming customers. They are sad beings, not worthy of our pity, remorse, or time. There are lots of pros who sell cars, but apparently not at said dealership.
    One letter and be done with them.
    Probably be a good idea to stay away from that stealership, as well. You don't have to get your car serviced there--you can choose any Ford dealer you want.
    Good luck.
  • Hello, My name is Jaime , I have a ford focus wagan sinse 1999. I bought it new with 9 miles wow it was a great car I loved it. @ 77,000 miles my car just started making this loud noise and shutting off and shaking.My car was always cared for she was my baby.I took my car to a Ford dealer and the mech. told me that it has a blowby that means oil was getting into everywhere,That I would need a new engine. I was just wondering it this has ever happen to anyone else @ 77.000 miles or any miles ? Jaime
  • Jaime,
    Blowby? Oil everywhere? Need more info, no clue what you are talking about.
    It's been a month since your post...what happened?
  • November 22nd I hit a deer in my 2005 Focus Wagon. No one but the deer was hurt, but both airbags deployed and the car was totaled. I thought I was going to have to get a VW wagon, nice but at almost $30,000 more than I wanted to spend.

    My brother directed me to the car search website at my local credit union, and I found an entry for a used wagon about 80 miles away. I went down to look at it and found it was a 2006, same trim, SES, and same color, Light Tundra Green, as my old wagon!

    The only differences are the interior, black where my old was tan, and only 36,700 miles. My old wagon had over 107,000. (I drive a lot!) I bought it on Nov. 30th, and have loved it ever since.

    The 06 has traction control, where the 05 didn't, but that is about the only mechanical difference. Wish it had heated seats and heated mirrors, but I guess you can't have everything.
    ;)
  • I have this same problem with a 2000 model. Just started happening within the last few days (weather has been frigid in the teens in NC). It usually frees up after the car has warmed for 5 minutes. Does anyone else have this problem or a clue as to what might be causing it/fix for it?
  • I've got a 2006 focus wagon, and had the same problem...tried replacing tires and no help. Anyone else?
  • steffmmsteffmm Posts: 2
    edited August 2010
    I am looking at upgrading from a 03 Dodge Neon to something with a little more space. Any big issues that I should know about or reasons to shy away from buying a 2006 Focus 5 door hatchback with a manual transmission and 33000 miles on it?
    Any info/links would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank You
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