Vehicle Overview

Introduced for 2000, the European-designed Focus quickly became Ford's top-selling passenger car. Reworked for 2005, the front-wheel-drive compact comes in four body styles. They include the ZX3 two-door hatchback, ZX5 four-door hatchback, ZX4 sedan and ZXW wagon. Trim levels include the entry-level S, midrange SE and upscale SES.

Another selection, the ZX4 ST sedan, rides on a performance-oriented suspension that borrows components from the old SVT Focus. The ST's 151-horsepower, 2.3-liter four-cylinder exceeds the standard for Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles.

Regular Focus models use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 136 hp. In states with strict emissions requirements, a 130-hp version is installed.

For 2007, Ford has increased the available options with two new exterior colors, leather-trimmed sport seats and an Interior Upgrade Package. The Street Appearance Package is available on all but the S trim. All Focus models have a CD/MP3 player, and the optional six-CD changer adds steering-wheel controls.

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    Engine/transmission - reconnection and installation
    1 This is a direct reversal of removal and separation from the transmission. Take care not to damage the radiator or front wings during installation. Reconnection 2 Make sure that the engine adap ...

    Fog lamp control (if equipped)
    The headlamp control also operates the fog lamps. The fog lamps can be turned on when the headlamp control is in the positions and the high beams are not turned on. Pull the headlamp control ...

    Audio control
    Volume up A Seek up B Volume down C Seek down D Mode E Mode Press and hold the mode button to select the audio source. Press the mode button to: • tune the radio to the next preset station. ...