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Scotty,

I know you're not a fan of the Ford Focus. But a local dealership has a 2017 SE with a 1.0L I3 GTDi DOHC Turbocharged VCT with 30,000 miles. My questions are:

1.) What is a VCT (transmission)

2.) How far should I run away from it?

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VCT is Ford's variable valve timing  system. That tiny turbocharged 3 cylinder engine will probably be worn out by the time it hits 50K-60K miles. I'd run away screaming.

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I would definitely pass on that.  Ford’s Ecoboost engines are usually to be avoided if you plan to keep the vehicle long term, but that one is especially under a lot of strain.  You are asking a lot from a 1.0L 3 cylinder engine under forced induction (with thousands of psi of pressure from the GDI system).

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At this point in time, stay away from any engine that is ecoboost and turbocharge, and any engine that is made to protect the environment as a priority.

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Don't even consider it.

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