I've got a 2003 Focus Zetec (Australian model) with 45K kms. No dramas so
far. It's having the 45K service this week.
The press here bagged the Focus - especially the 1.8 version (due to an ECU
problem with the ones that were first delivered to Aus). These were the
ones tested by motoring journalists so it can be hard to find a good
Australias review. The fact that the Focus was the world's best selling car
for a year or two has got to say something.
Have a look here on the Australian Ford Forums
for some more user
opinions on the Focus.
Given that the new model is out you should be getting a pretty good price on
the superseeded model. You might be able to get them to throw in some
superseeded Focus accessories too since they may wish to clear the shelves
of these items. Maybe get them to throw in a 5 year / 175K km extended
warranty to give you added peace of mind when buying an ex-demo and get them
to do a service / oil change on it now (for free) rather than waiting till
the first scheduled service at 12 months / 15 000.
Is it the "Zetec R" with the extra bodykit and 17" wheels - they're a nice
Good luck in your bargaining.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hello all,
> I am currently looking at buying a 2.0L 2004 FORD FOCUS LR
> Zetec(MY2003), Australian model. The car is a dealer demo model and
> therefore has only around 5000km on it and is available with the
> remainder of the factory warranty. I was just wondering what you guys
> thought of them, I suppose if there are expert opinions this is where
> they would be found! Are there any typical problems with them that I
> should be looking out for?
> Anyway, any info or advice you guys could offer would be greatly
> Rob Brown.