Ex850R;36619 wroteSome of the x50s are doing head gaskets too cos the thermostat is hidden way down back of motor and gets forgotten perhaps.
May lead to more cheap ones coming along!
An AWD T5 I would like!?
Not uncommon. Same with XR5 Focuses. Probably not forgotten, just poor maintenance and falling into the 'next time' or 'too hard' basket.
AWD T5 would be great - I'd rock one as a DD for sure. My preference is for FWD though as it'll be a mule and as much needs to be relevant to LS-LV Focus as possible.