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2008 Escort

Discussion in 'Escort Concepts' started by Goldpenguin, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Goldpenguin

    Goldpenguin Guest

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    I was doing research and found that the Focus replaced the escort.
    Has the same engine and everything as the ZX2 hence the name Focus ZX3/4/5.

    In reality, the 2008 escort would be the 2008 focus

    http://www.fordvehicles.com/cars/focus/
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    jdubbs_scort New Member

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    lol is this a joke?
  3. Doohickie

    Doohickie FEOA Member

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    You found this out through "research"?

    The Focus simply replaced the Escort.


    Duh.
  4. Goldpenguin

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    No, it has all the same inerds as the ZX2
  5. 93scortluv

    93scortluv Administrator Staff Member

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    Focus is not the same platform as the zx2, I belive right after the end run for the escort. the first gen focus's had alot of things the same, but afterwords. it was slapped onto a new platform and made diffrent. We do know that the motors will not directly bolt up. We also know the new 2.3 durtech things (eh might be thinking GM here) will not bolt up at all without modification. Lots changed there not the same. even if things look the same they are not.
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    Ha ha ha, he said inerds.
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    TexasTracer FEOA Member

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    The only similarities the escort and focus have are that the escort zx2 model shared the same block as the 00-04 focus zetec. That's it, everything else is different chassis, tranny, ecu, even the cylinder head is different since it has no VCT.
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    Escort > Focus

    It's not really a replacement, IMO.
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    No doubt : Fact , in the first year of the Focus it had no less than three ,,3 inch binders, full of recalls .

    In its entire production run ,the Escort only ever filled two 3 " binders.
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    Yep that's proof positive. And the bad part is the Focus had been in production before it came here. You'd think in todays time manufacturers can get a car to pass the strict american standars for importing cars.
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    racetracer New Member

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    The word "Focus" is Ebonics for what Ford did to everyone who bought one.
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    8O :eek: :lol: :wink: :cry:
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    thats why when my buddy wanted a badass focus rebuild, i put a Escort ZX2 Zetec in it for him. . .
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    They really don't look the same tho. The intake & exhaust mani's are flipped around compared to our cars motors. No Duratec motor (2.0 or 2.3) will fit any escort without modification.
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    Meh. I'm looking forward to the Fiesta coming over. Is that in 2010? I want one.
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    Curious then.... My friends S/R Zx2, what was up with his blue Valve cover with VCT on the front right-hand side? Was it a Focus motor, or did the S/R Come with a built version of the Focus motor already in it? BTW, I HATE HIM, I HATE HIM, I HATE HIM for sending a perfectly good Zx2 S/R to the crusher for $300!!! I offered him my whole paycheck of $200 and $100 of the next one, that weren't good enough.

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