> Like the others have said, if it's the SPI engine (doesn't say
> zetec on the
> valve cover) then it's going to be pretty weak. You didn't
> mention if this
> is a manual or automatic transmission either.
> Either way, get some new spark plug wires. Take it back to
> the dealer and
> see if they will do a diagnostic check for you.
> If it is in fact the SPI engine, you're not out of luck.
> www.focusfanatics.com has a bunch of people in their forum who
> are dedicated
> to making the SPI a more powerful engine without paying the
> high prices for
> turbo's and such. Check it out =)
> "Flyear" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
> >I just bought an used 2002 Focus SE sedan. I like it very
> > However, every time I went to highway, I found it accelerate
> > slower than other cars. I had no ideal if it had some
> problem or not.
> > Could anyone give some clue before I sent it to autoshop.
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I have almost the same problem with my Focus 2001 ZTS, it wont
accelerate fast enough to reach 35mph.. after 35 it runs great... at
first I thought that I felt it like that because I was used to 6
cylinders .. but now I really think there is something wrong
It is an automatic transmition, 1 6v Zetec engine (110 k miles)...
does anyone have any idea of what could this be? the sad part it is
that I just bought it :roll: and have no warranty from the dealer.. I
did test drive it but did not notice it at that time
and I found out just yesterday after taking the car for a long drive
that the brakes make some squeaky sound and I also smelled like burned
oil or plastic :? I donít know LOL..