Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Sunny Melbourne, Victoria
Re: who bought ther focus zetec new
Oh bugger, I've had some serious vibration in my brakes under hard stops and I know the pads are worn, I'm booked in for my 45,000km service on Tuesday... doesn't look good if I need new discs, was hoping it was just the front pads.. DAMMIT!!! Never heard anything before about brakes though. Will have to keep you all posted about it. The Zetec brakes are very decent for what they are though, I've loved them, nice and bitey.
As for the Fuel lock, I love it. Why is there any reason to complain? You're going to go there anyway and open it with your hand, the lock is just an extra security to either stop anyone stealing your fuel or worse still, pouring sugar or some crap in there.
The engine lock is fine too, I've had mates lose batteries through theft from Corollas etc, I can't complain at all. Only time it's ever a hassle is when you need to pop the bonnet to start her up and check her out routinely, so I just open first and then start it, no drama, not like I use it everyday!!
Indicators on the left are a standard Euro thing, as a salesperson I drove Falcon/Territory and then Focus/Fiesta on and off all day and in 6 months got confused only twice. It's not exactly hard to remember and I can find better things to complain about than a stupid indicator stalk... no offence!!
As for my car, I bought a 3 door manual 2002 Zetec with VDC for $27k driveaway in Feb 2003, it's just on 2 ears old now, going in for a 45,000km service. Loved every minute, no major dramas, couple of minor ones but has been cheap to run and a dream to own. It got a midlife modification with the air filter, exhaust and springs between the 15,000 and 30,000km services and loves it.
2002 Ford Focus Zetec - Machine Silver - 3 door
2 1/4 inch Cat-Back Exhaust, 40mm KW Lowering Springs, K&N Panel Filter, ST170 Indicators, Zetec Floor Mats, Darkest Legal Tint, Genuine 15 Rear Wheel kW FPV Sticker
European Ford Owners Club - Southern Region President