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Old 05-01-2016, 04:00 PM   #1
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hilobude's 2012 SEL

I've had the car for two weeks now so I figured it was time to make a thread for it.

Backstory: I started out in November of 2014 with a 2000 Ford Taurus SES. It was a huge piece of crap. I had the brakes go out while I was driving on the expressway, the rack and pinion went, tires wore unevenly no matter how many suspension parts I replaced, and the list goes on.

After a year of struggling with that car, I replaced it with a 2005 Chrysler Sebring, and was going to give the Taurus to my brother. The Sebring got totaled two months after I bought it by an old man running a red light, so I had to go back to the Taurus.

Thats when I went looking for a newer car to replace it with so that I didn't have to worry about breaking down all the time. I was looking at 2010-2012 Escapes/Mariners. I went to a dealership to look at a Mariner, but it had sold that morning and they forgot to tell me. I looked at a 2008 Focus, but decided against it because it was in pretty rough shape with high miles for the price. Thats when I saw this 2012 sitting two cars over. I took it for a test drive, put a deposit down, and came back the next day to take it home. Since then I've driven 1000 miles, and I still love the car as much, if not more, than the first day I got it.

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Old 05-02-2016, 12:29 AM   #2
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Nice ride enjoy.
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:47 AM   #3
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Welcome to FF!

Enjoy the newer ride, now you can post up in the "SGM" thread over in the MkIII section.
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:25 PM   #4
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great car. Mine is an SEL too, what options does your car have?
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:24 PM   #5
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great car. Mine is an SEL too, what options does your car have?
I think I'm only missing the heated seats () and sunroof. Heated seats would be nice for Michigan winters but it's obviously not a deal breaker.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:07 AM   #6
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do you have more pics? Interior pics too please if you may. Please feel free to check my build thread, titled Doug's 2012 SEL Sedan

since 2012 was the only year that the SEL trim was offered, it makes our cars a bit more rare, which I think is kind of cool

BTW, if you are on Facebook, please feel free to join the: Focus MK3 Sedan Mafia
Its a fun group with MK3 Focus Sedan owners and we share lots of great info on there, if you cannot find it, I can try to add you
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Old 05-08-2016, 04:04 PM   #7
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do you have more pics? Interior pics too please if you may.
If there is anything else you wanted me to include just let me know
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Old 05-10-2016, 04:03 AM   #8
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Good looking Focus man, congratulations!
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