2014 Ford Focus S+

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Hi Guys/Sifu out there, want some opinion from your guys.
I'm getting transfer back to KL HQ by end of this month, so will work at Puchong starting Sept, planning to get a car there. My Budget is around RM40-50K for used unit.
So far I saw Ford Focus S+ Model that suit my taste la..
The question is will this car need alot of $$ to do maintenance and is the spare parts easy to find?
Thanks
 

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Ford?? I'd avoid. Better buy Toyota Mark X, surely much more reliable and easier to maintain. Quite a decent performance too.
 

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Yeah, i read some review oversea mention that the Dry Clutch will have some issue if some oil manage to slips in. that why i ask if got any Focus owner here got some issue with their car.
Last year i order grab and a Ford come in..i think its Fiesta. Gearchange 1-2 or 2-1 is jerky. Later...with a bit of googling found out its DSG problem.
 

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Hi Guys/Sifu out there, want some opinion from your guys.
I'm getting transfer back to KL HQ by end of this month, so will work at Puchong starting Sept, planning to get a car there. My Budget is around RM40-50K for used unit.
So far I saw Ford Focus S+ Model that suit my taste la..
The question is will this car need alot of $$ to do maintenance and is the spare parts easy to find?
Thanks
If you can find a manual it's a great car. But Ford support locally is pretty bad and the cars are pretty well known for issues that aren't really shared online because the community is so small. So a manual variant will be great but otherwise prepare to pay a lot of money to maintain an old Ford.

What other cars are you looking at? Conti? Jap? Korean?
 

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Last year i order grab and a Ford come in..i think its Fiesta. Gearchange 1-2 or 2-1 is jerky. Later...with a bit of googling found out its DSG problem.
Me too, had that experience in Melbource cab, Ford Ecosport, the damn thing judder so violently from 1-2 and 2-1. Every single take off i can feel my brain is vibrating.

Avoid Powershift Dry type, go with the Wet Type if you must.
 

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If you can find a manual it's a great car. But Ford support locally is pretty bad and the cars are pretty well known for issues that aren't really shared online because the community is so small. So a manual variant will be great but otherwise prepare to pay a lot of money to maintain an old Ford.

What other cars are you looking at? Conti? Jap? Korean?
No preferred brand at the moment, as long as it's within budget or high abit also can. comfortable for city drive and better if can have abit of "ohmm" when go genting or long distance drive.
 

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No preferred brand at the moment, as long as it's within budget or high abit also can. comfortable for city drive and better if can have abit of "ohmm" when go genting or long distance drive.
Dont mind brand image then u can have a look at Kia Cerato K3...1.6l engine.
Well built and equipped. Dirt cheap in 2nd hand market for what it offers. Its riding firm like a continental. Too bad the steering is very artificial.

Renault Fluence is also dirt cheap. Engine and tranny are Nissan so no worry there. The rest (suspension part, brakes, etc) will pinch u abit coz it will be from Renault.

PerdanaAccord is well below 60k for a used 2014 model. Inspira is very2 cheap too.

U can filter search in any online trading platform and u will find yourself spoilt for choices.
 
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No preferred brand at the moment, as long as it's within budget or high abit also can. comfortable for city drive and better if can have abit of "ohmm" when go genting or long distance drive.
Then Mark X is the perfect choice.
 

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No preferred brand at the moment, as long as it's within budget or high abit also can. comfortable for city drive and better if can have abit of "ohmm" when go genting or long distance drive.
Give a specific budget bro.

And do you have any preferences - Turbo or NA? Fuel sipping or fuel guzzling? Hybrid or petrol or diesel?
 

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Give a specific budget bro.

And do you have any preferences - Turbo or NA? Fuel sipping or fuel guzzling? Hybrid or petrol or diesel?
Preferred NA la, if possible want that have good fuel efficiency, hybrid or petrol also can, but no diesel.
Budget is around 60k max with loan la.. deposit can fork out around 15k like that lor
 

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My initial planning is get a comfy and budget ride as daily drive, save a little more budget, then buy an Evo8 or Evo9, been wanted to get an Evo for long long time ago..