Re: Slow acceleration for 2002 Focus SE
"Flyear" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
>I just bought an used 2002 Focus SE sedan. I like it very much!
> However, every time I went to highway, I found it accelerate much
> 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.
Last year my dealer suggested a complete tune-up on my 2000 SE, which
included a cleaning of the intake system. I wasn't unhappy with its
performance beforehand, but was delighted at how much peppier it was after
You don't give your mileage, but mine was about 80,000 km (50,000 miles) at
Also be aware that if you have the SPI motor with automatic, they're not the
fastest things around, but should be able to keep up if tuned.
Other factors that can affect acceleration: transmission shifting points,
soft tires, extra weight in the car.