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  1. Hi Ktm. Know this is a long shot as you originally posted some months ago in August. Just enquiring as to whether you sold your Focus Zetec S. Cheers. Focused87
  2. Hi. I'm just enquiring as to whether Part Service History / Full Service History still matters to motorists. I try and go for cars or look into cars that have FSH but a few of the last private sellers have either mentioned house moves (I know this is either a common reason to lose it or a common thing to say if you don't have any history to a vehicle), lost it or just don't have it in general. A seller recently told me he had to phone the place he purchased a car from to see what history his car had as I was interested in buying it from him. Needless to say I left that alone. I read a few months ago that if you trade in a vehicle with dealerships / showrooms etc that they now scrap the history or dispose of it - is this correct? How come any Service History doesn't seem to matter too much? Thanks for reading. Focused87
  3. Hi. I'm thinking of upgrading from a 2007 Focus 1.6L Zetec-S PFI (100PS) To 2010 Ford Focus Zetec S 1.6L Duratec 16V Ti-VCT (115PS) Sigma Are there any issues with the Ti-VCT I should be aware of? I know it had an electronic thermostat in earlier models and read it was changed in later models but I'm not sure how late of a model it referred to. Is this a good idea or worth steering clear of? Thanks for reading. Any advice is well appreciated (in this case could save me thousands). Cheers. Focused87
  4. 2010 Ford Focus Zetec S 1.6 Petrol Etis: 1.6L Duratec 16V TI-VCT (115PS) Sigma Any problems I should be aware of looking at this particular model? Any horror stories? Stories of joy with this car are welcome also. It comes with Ford 6000CD Head Unit. I'm thinking of replacing this unit in long run if I purchase the car. I will upload an image of both the original unit and the unit I intend to replace it with. It says it will fit but I always like to be certain. If anybody has had issues installing the system that will be in the pics please let me know. Appreciate any insight and thank you for reading 😁 Cheers. Focused87
  5. 2007 (07) Ford Focus Zetec Climate 1.6L Zetec-S PFI (100PS) Does anybody know of an honest repairs / specialist that knows this car inside and out and is able to repair? Not body damage. The following:- - Flywheel (I'm assuming with this I need to purchase a full clutch kit. Research has shown I should stay away from certain brands). - Power Steering Pump. - Wheel Bearing. Thanks for reading. Any info is appreciated. Focused87
  6. Cheers TomsFocus it's funny you mention that as some of the issues I read that the car has revolve around the clutch. Saw that in a few situations it was slipping or getting stuck to the floor. I think I'll be giving it a swerve. Seller asked me about deposit before I'd seen the car. Seemed a little keen. Could be innocent - could be potential car issues driving that want / need to get rid. Cheers. The info I've had here has saved me a decent amount of time and, possible worst case scenario - money. Thanks again TomsFocus.
  7. Cheers Tdci-Peter I appreciate the info. I ran it through Etis and it says Duratorq CR TC (115PS) - DV6. Is this particular variant worth staying away from in this case regarding the DV6's issues? Thanks again. Focused87
  8. Hi. I've been after a Focus Zetec S for a while. Recently found a 2012 model with around 73,000 mileage, full service history and a decent MOT History. It's the 1.6 diesel on 115ps. Is this as good as it looks or should I steer clear? Anything about this engine that's as bad as what I've read about the 1.6 EcoBoost? Thanks for reading. Focused87
  9. Cheers Luke4efc I'll definitely be looking into that. Thanks. Focused87
  10. Hi. Does anybody know of any decent, honest MOT Testers and decent mechanic? I'm in Manchester. Could possibly need work carried out on my motor. I want someone honest / genuine if I have to leave the car with anybody. Cheers for reading. Appreciate any responses. Focused87
  11. Hi Dahill85. I could be totally wrong. But the Focus specialist who I take mine to was telling me about when you change the engine - to not change the clock. Said leaving the original clock in the car will get it to start. Hope this helps.
  12. Hi @Jonro2009. To be fair - it was really nice. Phantom Black. Engine sounded nice. A fob without key as it was a push start - really nice feature - I know the Zetec S comes with this but never had the chance to utilise it myself. The DEGAS pipe from the expansion tank had been changed from the original plastic that that particular model Focus was sold with - to the rubber piping. So that was a positive and I wouldn't have had to get that replaced. I didn't end up with it though and was a bit devastated as the colour, the push start and that front and rear diffuser would've had me sold - plus the deal that the lad was going to give me. But lucky enough a few days later I was offered a new job so I'm going to look at something newer in a couple of weeks. Thinking maybe between a 15 plate to 67 plate. I genuinely can't wait as I've been researching Focuses - old and new - for the last few years as my original intention a couple of years back was to try and acquire a 64 plate Zetec S (stunning model). Now my only dilemma is whether to invest in a 1.5 ST-Line or treat myself to an ST.
  13. Modders that Focus is absolutely stunning. I'm not surprised you're happy with it and driving it just because - I think I'd have to do the same. Really nice head turning colour too. I definitely agree with you about the car being right for you / fast enough for you and not needing to win take off's from traffic lights. As long as you're enjoying it I'm happy to hear your positive points regarding the car. Have you managed to get that brand new? I'm going to see it tomorrow and can't wait. I've drove a 63 plate 1.6 TDCI in 2015 and that was great. Really sturdy in comparison to my current car. I drove the 63 after a few months in a 2002 so it was like hopping in a space ship Like you mention also, the seating positions feel really solid and well built. I hope the one I see brings me as much joy as yours is bringing you...
  14. Morning all I am the current, and proud owner of a 2007 Ford Focus Zetec Climate 3-door hatchback 1.6 petrol. It has 93 on the clock and I've wanted a Zetec S for a long time. After reading that the Zetec S models are only cosmetic upgrades and without performance upgrades, I looked into an ST instead. First, a 2007 to basically upgrade the car I have now to it's top end sport variant (07 or 57 plate, would have preferred 57 but wouldn't have been a major - but did read that these models that were registered a bit later had a few less issues). I scrapped the idea and thought I'd go for something newer. I like the newer shape Zetec S also - 2012 to 2015. The 2014 is stunning and looks amazing in that, is it Midnight Blue paint job. I have come across a 2012 Zetec S 1.0. 85 on the clock but been assured of the full Ford Service History that comes with it. I always research a car's MOT History if I am interested in it and this hasn't failed any. I have done extensive searches on Ford's 1.0 Ecoboost Engine to check reviews and reliability. I don't tend to drive like an idiot and really look after my cars. But, as a realist, I also know that can't always prevent problems. I am wondering if anybody has any horror stories - or - glory, feel good stories about this particular car. Any reasons I should steer clear or follow my stupid, car enthusiast (Focuses really 😉), stubborn heart and go for it. Thank you. Focused87