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  •  ZX2 (3+ / 0-)
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    wader, OrangeClouds115, emeraldmaiden

    I am a former Ford salesperson. I am very sorry about your ZX2 purchase. When I was selling Fords I would try to steer customers who came in to buy a 'bargain' ZX2 into buying the much nicer Focus (or a used Toyota Corolla.) [I got a fee per vehicle--not a percentage commission so, other than getting a repeat customer or a referral, it made no financial difference to me which car I sold.] The ZX2 has significant reliability issues, is fairly unsafe in a collision, and depreciates like Confederate currency. The Focus, after some initial teething problems in early production, is a much nicer vehicle--it is roomier, safer, handles better, and gets similar gas mileage. For the above reasons, I would recommend divesting yourself of your ZX2 if you are able--mainly because of the safety issues.

    •  Focus is one of the vehicles we're looking at (4+ / 0-)

      as a replacement. However, we'll be looking for a wagon, for the cargo capability.

      The ZX2 isn't driven much; my husband carpools to work, and I only take it to my mom's, my sister's, and grocery shopping, and we pick up some of our vacuums for resale in it. Ours is a 2001 and has just a bit over 36,000 miles on it.

      We likely won't be replacing this car for about a year. So far, it has been reliable, but that may be due to the low mileage. The only service it has had has been the battery & a corroded cable, oil changes, and tires.

      -8.00, -7.08

      November 7, 2006 - A New Beginning

      by emeraldmaiden on Sun Nov 26, 2006 at 02:29:35 PM PST

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      •  Good choice (1+ / 0-)
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        I am a big fan of the Focus wagon. The ZX5 (4 door hatch) is also nice and has almost the same interior space as the wagon IIRC. It is hard to find a wagon now days that isn't tarted up as a fake Sport Utility(crossover utility.)

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