Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Ford Focus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 96,000 miles
The engine is idleing very rough, especially when cold, smooths out some when warm. Sounds and feels like a diesel. Taken it to several shops and get back responses such as 'bad valves', 'emission problems'. But no one really seems to know. The car has not stalled and still performs pretty well on the highway. The car is not worth much (around $2k), so putting $1k in repairs when the technician is guessing does not make sense. A couple technicians just said " that's what these cars do after 96k miles". So, I'm trying to decide whether to continue trying to get it fixed, or give up and trade it in for something else.
Thursday, April 30th, 2009 AT 5:03 PM