2008 Ford Focus Long Term Road Test


2008 Ford Focus SES Coupe: Early Maintenance

March 23, 2009

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Our Ford Focus just got its 20,000-mile routine maintenance ahead of schedule. We took it in at just over 17,000 miles because it had its last appointment early.

We took our little blue guy to Ford of Santa Monica for a routine oil and filter change, tire rotation, and brake inspection. Everything checked out A-OK. The total for this visit was $43.43 with a special coupon.

Looking back through our posts on the Focus, it seems we never blogged about the previous appointments. We must have been too busy rattling on about the Sync system.

Here's the history:
At around 13,500 miles we had the 15,000-mile service. I don't remember why we did it early. I think it was just a scheduling issue. This was the big one with a multi-point inspection of the brake lines, cooling system, drive shaft, steering, suspension, etc. etc. etc. Total cost for parts and labor was $126.99.

At 10,000 and 5,000 miles, we had the normal oil and filter change and tire rotation. Both appointments were $58.12.

I shouldn't say this out loud because I don't want to jinx it, but outside of a loose passenger door handle, we've had good luck with our Ford.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 17,260 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2008 Ford Focus in VA is:

$126 per month*
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