Performance is increased through the model line for coupes; models with manual transmission get a boost in power, while those with automatic transmission get a lower final-drive ratio. Some of the things such as adding a new phone or device to the cars memory may be tricky for some, but its understandable. Give this trunk lid a handle and a release button, please! Also I get 34 mpg in city! The Belt-Minder feature will not activate. I am still wondering because it is that good. Each month I renew my rental and have the option to take a different car. I took a mini vacation this last weekend and managed to get 432. If the power point or cigar lighter socket is not working, a fuse may have blown.
Disengaging the speed control will not erase previous set speed. I bought this car in March of 2011 with 32,000 miles. On the highway, the Focus is a comfortable cruiser. The only thing that made me skeptical about the car was the low price after rebates. If the fuel filler cap is venting vapor or if you hear a hissing sound, wait until it stops before completely removing the fuel filler cap.
A pity it never gets the chance. Mechanics say they find no leaks, but it has to be re-charged every Spring. It gets good gas mileage, it has comfortable seats and its interior lighting looks great. Turn off the engine and remove the key. Install the new bulb in reverse order.
The has strong safety scores, and reviewers said the Corolla is spacious enough for four adults. But fit and finish and noise remained weak points. Order whatever trim level you must to get the antilock brakes. For a 4 cylander it has lots of power and very little upkeep. Electronic stability control is newly available as an option throughout the Focus line for 2009. Note: Large metallic objects, electronic devices that are used to purchase gasoline or similar items, or a second coded key on the same key chain may cause vehicle starting issues. So why can I only give it a partial thumbs-up? Ford is also allowed a final repair attempt in some states.
For instructions, refer to Checking the engine oil in this chapter. A Look the Kids Will Love? The gauges are legible enough at night when the backlighting is on, but during the day the wide hash marks on the dials blend together, making it hard to know your exact speed at times. Climbing long, steep hills, it insists on downshifting to 3rd gear with just the slightest tip of the throttle. Send Mike an Hide full review. This program is separate from the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Power steering fluid reservoir 9. To see a side-by-side comparison of the 2008 and 2009 Ford Focus,.
Husky Liners, a leading manufacturer of mud guards and related accessories, utilizes the latest advances in design and technology to bring owners of cars and trucks the best protective products possible. For a mounting pressure more than 20 psi greater than the maximum pressure, a Ford Dealer or other tire service professional should do the mounting. The top of the high intensity area should touch the horizontal reference line. Sounds like a valve lifter, but it goes away when the engine warms up. The shifter is tall, which puts it within reach of your right hand, and it slips easily from gear to gear. As a sportscar enthusiast and owner, I judge most daily driver cars fairly harshly, but this time I'm pleasantly impressed. This message should disappear shortly.
Ford production and Motorcraft replacement oil filters are designed for added engine protection and long life. To see a side-by-side comparison of the 2008 and 2009 Ford Focus,. See Warning lights and chimes in the Instrument Cluster chapter for more information regarding the warning lights. Put the dipstick back in and ensure it is fully seated. See Attaching child safety seats with tether straps and Recommendations for attaching safety restraints for children in this chapter for more information.
A five-speed manual transmission is standard on both models and a four-speed automatic available. For the 2010 model year, both of these features become standard. Raise the head restraint by pulling up on the head restraint. It retained some of its agile handling, plus the composed ride and roomy interior. Support the hood with the prop rod. Milage is 32-40 depending on who is driving, my wife or me.
Do not connect the audio input jack to a line level output. The 2009 Ford Focus is great and depenable. This car overall is great. Whenever possible it should be installed and properly adjusted when the seat is occupied. It gets good gas mileage, it has comfortable seats and its interior lighting looks great. Use of any tire or wheel not recommended by Ford can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could result in an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.