Feature 6000cd ford Wire Adapter
6000cd ford Geneva Cable Plug 3.5mm Jack Ford with quadlock connector and cd6000 head unit (stereo will have a central on/off/volume button),
Connect your iPhone, iPod or other MP3 player to your auxiliary input for your car.
The adapter will only work with the stereo, the AUX button is not a cddj stereo (6 built-in stereo).
Used Ford Focus buying guide
When the Ford Focus arrived in 1998 to replace the ageing Ford Escort, its revolutionary styling, engineering and technology stunned the motoring world and ushered in a new era of popular Fords.
Thanks to amazingly precise handling and punchy engines, the Focus 6000cd ford went down a storm with motoring magazines and this trait has been continued in subsequent generations. Combining a fun drive with practicality and a huge variety of engines and trim levels, the Focus is very popular on the used market – a fact bolstered by it being easy to maintain and repair.
Expect to pay between £9,000 and upwards of £20,000 for a one-year-old Focus (depending on specification), or from £7,000 to £14,000 for a three-year-old model. Visit our sister site BuyaCar for the latest used Ford Focus prices and deals.
This buying guide will cover the benefits and pitfalls of the second-generation Mk2 Focus (2004-2011) and the Mk3, which was launched in 2011 and is still on sale.
When it arrived in 2004, the design of the Mk2 Ford Focus was slightly more conservative, with an angular design boosting interior space and practicality. Sales were vast and the Mk2 brought customers significant improvements in interior quality and design, along with better safety credentials, which secured it a five-star Euro NCAP crash-test score.
Slightly bigger than before, three and five-door hatchbacks were still available, along with an estate and an unpopular four-door saloon, which sold better in foreign markets than the UK. There were new additions to the range, too, including a folding hard-top convertible called the Focus CC. It was an impressive engineering feat, but was a relatively rare sight, making it uncommon on the used market.
With so many of this Focus having been sold, there’s so much choice that it pays to know what to look for. Of the available trim levels, we’d recommend avoiding the entry-level Studio model and going for a Zetec, Ghia or top-of-the-range Titanium – these are much better equipped without costing a great deal more used. All of them have air-conditioning, with climate control featuring on Ghia and Titanium.
Three diesel and four petrol engines were offered, and the TDCi diesels usually cost a bit more than equivalent petrol cars of a similar age. They’re worth the extra money for anyone likely to be covering higher-than-average mileage, as they offer a decent blend of performance and economy without being horribly noisy.
The 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrol engines aren’t really worth bothering with unless you rarely expect to use the car on motorways. They feel a little underpowered in the Focus and the 1.8 and 2.0-litre petrols are far easier to live with, without being massively more expensive to run.
Our favourite model is the Ford Focus Titanium 6000cd ford 1.6-litre TDCi. We feel the small extra outlay for Titanium is worthwhile for the extra features, but a Ghia or Zetec with the same engine will get the job done just as well, while not feeling quite so indulgent.
The 2004-2011 Ford Focus is fairly affordable to run. A minor service will be around £150 and a major service – due every three years – around £250 through the ‘Motorcraft’ scheme operated by Ford to help motorists with older cars, which also includes a 30-point vehicle check. However, most independent garages know their way around the Focus and will be able to take on servicing.
The fluid for the Focus’ brake system will need changing every two years for around £40, and the air-conditioning will cost around £50 to service, which should be done every few years to make sure it works reliably.
The 1.6-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine has a cambelt that needs changing every three years, but all other Focus engines have chain-operated camshafts, which should be maintenance free.
The 2004-2011 Mk2 Focus has a no more than an average reliability record, and there are some common issues that are well worth being mindful of.
It’s not unusual to find damp carpets in the footwells or by the doors of a Mk2. This usually points to failure of either the windscreen or door sealing rubber, allowing water to enter the car. In the footwells, it can sometimes indicate a leak from the heating system.
Diesel cars have an intercooler, the supply pipes for which can occasionally crack, leading to a loss of power.
Many Focuses are used as workhorses and suffer from rather hard use. Look out for evidence of body damage and neglect. A different brand of tyre on each corner is a sure sign that maintenance shortcuts have been made elsewhere, too.
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