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Old 09-03-2007, 04:47 PM   #1
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Anyone towing a Ford Focus. Which, if any, of the models are towable? Anything need to be removed from the front end to install base plate? Ford dealers around here are not well versed on the subject. All responses appreciated.
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Anyone towing a Ford Focus. Which, if any, of the models are towable? Anything need to be removed from the front end to install base plate? Ford dealers around here are not well versed on the subject. All responses appreciated.
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Old 09-03-2007, 05:59 PM   #3
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According to the Motorhome Magazine Dinghy Towing guide, only the stick shift Focus is towable without mods. Remco Towing may have a lube pump that would enable towing of an automatic - check their website or give them a call.
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:34 PM   #4
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I was just at the Ford dealer yesterday and also inquirimg about the new 2007 FOCUS manual transmission .
might be still thinking about it, plenty of room and good power motor.
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Old 09-04-2007, 03:47 AM   #5
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I towed a 2002 Focus with manual tranny just fine. It was a great TOAD. I wish I had never sold it.

If they still made the Focus wagon, I'd probably get another one. You do have to remove the plastic bumper cover/fascia to install the base plate.
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SMLRANGER: Thanks for the response, good to get feedback from a user. The Focus is looking good to me, as my Malibu is getting a lot of mileage on it.
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I tow a 2007 Focus manual tran. It is light (2600#)and easy to tow. The Roadmaster baseplate requires modifications to the grill (pieces cut out) but it is easy to hook up. I was told I probably didn't need to have a brake but I have a Brake Buddy anyway
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Thanks to you all for your responses. I am going to start bargaining on a focus. I like the looks of the car and the mpg sounds great.
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Just as others have said I towed and still tow when needed a 2000 Ford Focus, manual tranny. Tows great, light and roomy for a small car. Had to remove two lower plastic fascia pieces for bracket installation. Great toad
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Does the odometer record mileage when being towed? Am in process of purchasing a 2002 ZX5 for my wife to drive back and forth to work. Sounds like it might be a better toad than my Jetta, when I get something bigger to tow with.
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oh man

we just got a 08 Focus SES it is a realy nice ride, its not gonna be towed, but i realy wanted to to say its nice... its my wifes but i will get to drive it a little....

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WAVEMAKER: I was just watching your flashing temp and time sign. Lord it is only 8 degrees warmer in Phoenix AZ than it is here in miserable Ohio. We will wait 10 minutes and that will change here.
Glad you like your Focus SES, great looking car. The mileage is right up there with the best.
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I had a 91 escort with automatic, that I have pulled for the last 4 years with a remco pump in it. Unfortunatly, an 88 year old man pulled out in front of it from a parking lot - at night and ended it's career. No one was hurt thank god.

So I went on a search for a new toad, went in a ford dealer and he had 3500 dollars of rebates on a 2007 focus. I had him locate a manual transmission focus 3 door with ac only. No power doors, no power windows -- just an inexpensive ( as inexpensive as things get today <g&gt practical tow car. Came out to 11500 before reg and tax. There is quite a bit of room in the back as there was in the escort and alot more leg room. Has plenty of power and light enough to tow.
I had wanted a pickup, like a ford ranger, but I would then want a 4wd and I could not justify the added weight. The escort was a great toad and I'm sure the focus will be better plus it was cheap enough so I won't care as much if it gets a little dinged from stones kicked up by the motorhome. I will miss the escort as I could take that into the city and leave it unlocked and it would never be stolen.
I ordered the roadmaster baseplate from rv toy outlet as they were the cheapest and camping world would not match prices. I will have fun installing it next week
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