Re: Looking to buy a Focus
Once you find a Focus you like and one that will work in your price range, write down the VIN and take it to a local dealer. They'll be able to run it and make sure it's up to date with any recalls/TSBs. Then make sure it hasn't been in an accident or such, and take a test drive. If everything seems sound enough then by all means, pick it up.
If you want ownership simplicity, a TPI engine would be more to your liking, it's not as potent as a Zetec engine, but will get you around town on a budget.
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!