04-21-2012, 06:50 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Aurora, CO
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus hatch SGM
FF Reputation: 6
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0
Originally Posted by Harmonicas
Thank you for all the time you have dedicated towards answering questions on this forum, as I (and likely many others) have definitely learned a great deal from reading all of these comments/replies.
I am looking to purchase a 2012 Focus in the very immediate future. I am interested in an SE with manual transmission and the sports package (as well as other options not relevant to my question). On the ford website, as well as other sites and sporadic user comments, it is said that it is possible to get the SE with a sports package and the base entertainment system, 201a.
The dealership said that in order to get the sports package on an SE I would have to upgrade to package 203a, which doesn't conform with anything I've read. The print out they showed me also said that it is "suggested" that I upgrade, as opposed to something like 'mandatory'.
My question is this: is it actually possible to get the SE sport package without upgrading to 203a? The dealer offered it 'for free', but even if that was true, I would still find this generally undesirable. As I have absolutely no interest in any of these features, I am not willing to buy a Focus if I am forced to upgrade to this package. I am just hoping to get a definitive answer, as I would not want to waste my time/other dealerships time asking if they are able to provide such a car.
Again, thank you for taking the time to answer all of our (mostly) silly question.
You can for sure get a 201A sport package MT. The problem is finding one, we have 3 in our entire region (6 states). If they give you problems let me know and I'll see what I can find for you.
Ford Internet Director
Glad to help anyone