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Old 12-23-2012, 02:08 AM   #1780
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Fan#: 107618
Location: San Diego, CA
What I Drive: 2012 Race Red SEL Sedan

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Hello Focus Peeps!

I picked up a used '12 Race Red SEL Sedan in early October to use as my daily. I had been looking at the Mk2's, especially the coupe, but glad I held out for the Mk3. This is my first FWD car, and I'm really impressed with the handling at the limit, even on the stock all season tires.
Like a lot of you, I have a customized late model Mustang GT I use for serious fun at the track (drag/autox/HPD), and I finally crossed the "too modified for daily use" threshold.
My '12 is a certified used prior rental with the DCT, and I'm guessing whatever was going to go wrong with this car would have been sorted out in the first 24k miles.
We also have a 2006 Mazda 5 "space wagon" with 150K cross-country miles that is my wife's daily driver. It was my experience with the Mazda that made me want the Mk3 Focus.

I'm loving this car the way it is, but have to continuously fight the urge to modify it! It's great to have such a thriving community for these cars if I ever decide to do it. If SCT would just... tu-ner, tu-ner, tu-ner LOL

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