Quote, originally posted by Merc-MarkO » I really have to disagree here. I've about 600 miles of seat time in 2 different Zetec equipped Focus. They're not that good of an engine at all.
My dad has a ztec Focus, and for a 2.0L it always seemed rather lacking in low end compared to my old 1.8 8V MKII Golf. On top of that I get about the same millage in my 2.3L Mazda 3 (heavier car with more powerful engine and shorter gearing plus it's got much lower emissions) as my dad does in the focus. Don't get me wrong, for the $9,xxx brand new my dad payed for the Focus it's been a great and trouble free car, but the motor isn't anything to write home about imo.
Although it is better then the VW 2.0 8v so maybe that is the appeal.