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Old 07-30-2012, 10:58 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by dgoebel View Post
Just picked up my (wife's) Red Candy 5dr and ..... I've driven a lot of vehicles in my life, and this SEL is nice, very, very nice...We considered what we wanted to improve on, like the fuel efficiency, handling, fit, and Sirius radio, and this Focus is all that and more...I'm thankful for all the comments by actual owners on this forum. I read extensively here before even talking to the dealer and you've all been a great help. (Even the occasional naysayers who've added some reality checks to the overwhelming positive buzz this car does generate)...
Thanks for the props! The feature I like most is the SelectShift automatic transmission. Changing gears at the touch of a button is so exciting for me. Be sure to keep your Focus well-maintained with these:

Originally Posted by engine ear View Post
Keeps on getting better...filled with 91 today for the "does higher octane get better mpg?" test...
What's the verdict? Share your results with other owners and enthusiasts here:
Originally Posted by RonMaiden View Post
A little crazy color thrown in for fun
Nice psychedelic colors; this photo makes me want to watch Austin Powers movies! Get it appraised, it may be worth [pinky finger next to mouth] "1 million dollars."

Originally Posted by collisionbend View Post
...I wanted to fine somewhere as picturesque as the previous posters, what with all the pretty scenery, but all I could come up with was a little park on Lake Erie...Here's one from the iPhone, right after she had a bath (this morning).

As a previous Northeastern Ohio resident, you can't go wrong by taking your Focus next to Lake Erie and snapping a few stills. Your next objective is to try and get it in Cleveland Browns Stadium; this would be the ultimate shot!

Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
it is 97F temperature outside today.. but even with the air on high. on the freeway at 52mph I got 51mpg all the way.
Whoo Hoo this car ROCKS!!!!!!
As the temperature rises, the Focus remains cool. Getting 51 MPG on your Focus is ice cold! If it gets any better, I'll start calling you Ms. Freeze. Keep it running well with these:

Originally Posted by macatron View Post
...Having driven ONLY manuals for the last 16 years, I've found that the DCT is a perfect transmission to transition to. Plus, with the selectshift, I'm still able to "slap" through the gears when I'm feeling sporty. I'm REALLY enjoying mine as well, and I definitely echo what others are saying about it being an absolute blast to drive. I actually look forward to my commute now.
Press is more like it! This is a good way to experience the best of both worlds. Please let me know by PM if you've heard its last buzz.

Originally Posted by RedComet View Post
I love my Focus so much that I actually get a little bummed when my fiancee has it and I'm home and it's not in my driveway. It's very satisfying seeing it there, hah. :D
I'd think you'd be bummed if your other half wasn't home, not your Focus! Since you've got it bad, gaze at this badge when it's not in your driveway:

Originally Posted by peppersmum View Post
Somebody put two paint chips in mine today on the front end - looks like might have been a shopping cart because I was at Safeway and the chips were not there when I washed the car this morning. Totally depressed now :-(
Originally Posted by peppersmum View Post
I'm going to get a touch up pen and see what kind of mess I can make of it.
The infamous runaway cart always finds its next victim! How did the touch-up pen work? If you need any paint, please visit our parts site here:

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