Mine is a Zetec; no sport pack, and according to Etis has 'Handling suspension'. Have to say, one of the first things I thought when I drove the Focus (have only ever driven Zetecs) is that it seemed to have pretty firm handling, which took a bit of getting used to, but now anything else I drive feels rubbish!
Thanks this is exactly why I am so confused. I am therefore guessing yours is an 2008, 2009 model with the black vinyl stripes in the backs of the seats?
I had an 2008 model 1.6 Focus Zetec (had the stripes on the seats and standards wheels not sports pack and said "handling suspension" on Etis). Does that mean it had lowered stiffened suspension? I had to have replaced by the dealer as it had major fault.
This was replaced with a 2010 1.6 Zetec (no stripes on seats and no handling suspension according to Etis. Therefore not lowered and stiffened and essentially downgraded suspension?). From what I can see the only mark 2.5 model Zetec's that have handling suspension from 2010 onwards are the sports pack edition Zetecs with the larger alloys blackened windows and striped backed seats.)
This made me think that Ford basically downgraded the suspension on the standard Zetec from 2010 onwards to "standard". Which would make a Zetec not much of an updgrade on the model below. Anyone else agree?
Artscot79 explained in my other post that Zetecs have stiffer springs as standard compared to other Focus ie "standard" suspension. So I am kinda lost what the handling suspension was on the 2008, 2009 mark 2.5 spec Zetecs?
Anyone know the difference?
As for the steering setting I dont have that either. So I am thinking I kinda lost out with this 2010 model Zetec I have. Anyone have any ideas?