Any help or recommendation as I am about to buy a Focus 2007-2009 (is this mk2?)
Looking for automatic gearbox, are these any good? known issues with auto gearbox?
Should I go with the 2.0 engine? or 1.6 more than enough? mainly for family, shopping etc so no commuting.
Check the passenger foot well for damp could be pollen filter housing leak,
Check the boot at the top for signs of rust where the washer hose goes in to the boot panel, click on my aviator picture to see a link on my profile entitled "is your focus rusting" for more specific info on that,
Finally check the boot for signs of leak,
Common problem for the rear spoiler bolt hole seals to perish allowing water in,
Some members including myself have removed the spoiler and put some DIY bathroom silicone around the bolt holes and refitted the spoiler as a preventative measure so it won't ever get a chance to happen,
If buying a petrol,
I recommend you fit the bonnet insulation from a diesel model and fit it to your bonnet,
The windscreen washer jets have a tendency to leak allowing rain to get in on top of your engine,
The rain water can get in to the ignition leads causing rust over a period of time,
Fitting the bonnet insulation diverts the drip from the wassher jets away to the edge of the bonnet protecting your engine from getting wet.
Only other advise I can give is to get yourself some mud flaps front and rear from Ford,
The same flaps fit from 2005-2010 genuine ones fromm ford will fit unless your model has a zetecS body kit.
Really help to protect the body and prolong the lived of the car.