Is this typical for a 2010 Focus? Thanks

Is this typical for a 2010 Focus? Thanks

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GE90

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238 posts

97 months

Friday 13th May
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Hi

I viewed and otherwise clean 2010 Focus earlier, and the lower part of both front wings were sticking out exactly the same. Is the something often seen on these cars?

Cheers


GE90

Original Poster:

238 posts

97 months

Friday 13th May
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Sorry for title typo - I cannot seem to edit it 🙈

E-bmw

6,961 posts

129 months

Saturday 14th May
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GE90 said:
Hi

I viewed and otherwise clean 2010 Focus earlier, and the lower part of both front wings were sticking out exactly the same. Is the something often seen on these cars?

Cheers

The wing isn't sticking out, the door is very slightly misaligned and can simply be adjusted on most cars (not sure on these) it isn't a problem it is just because Ford.

GE90

Original Poster:

238 posts

97 months

Saturday 14th May
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Much appreciated. The other side looks like the skirt is sticking out. Only a £2k car, but I know on some cars these to misshape over time. Thanks again.


E-bmw

6,961 posts

129 months

Saturday 14th May
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That one looks slightly different as the bottom of the wing is definitely sticking out & yet the door swage lines match.

On the first one the door swage lines don't match indicating it is the door.

With both sides looking so different I would be having a close look for accident damage and doing an online car history check.

Novexx

248 posts

51 months

Saturday 14th May
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Suggests poor repair to me.

VanDiesel99

126 posts

45 months

Sunday 15th May
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not sure, but I noticed when looking for slightly older Focuses (Focii?).... around 2005, that they tend to rot here, immediately behind the front wheel. Mine's OK but often they're not.

Always remember that its not what they look like while you're standing that's so important, its what they look like when you're on your back looking at the lower regions of it and underneath...

...this particularly applies if you can find a car with more than one area of slight cosmetic damage. Brings the price down but is meaningless

Dogwatch

5,875 posts

199 months

Sunday 15th May
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If that's the main problem with a 12yo car then not so bad. Worth looking under the bonnet for signs of respray in hard-to-get-to corners but probably just the result of parking bumps over the years.

GE90

Original Poster:

238 posts

97 months

Sunday 15th May
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Hi All

Well, just to update. These cars do rot badly, but upon climbing around underneath and pulling back a few trims, only normal surface rust. Also all front end is original, nothing tampered with.

Upon investigating further it’s simply that the car has been jacked up incorrectly on both sides as some point, right under the wing - too far forward! Release the wing and re secured, now all perfect!

Thanks for input.