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Old 08-07-2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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Help me decide: Gen2 or Gen3

Hey guys,
Long story short, in the near future, I'm looking to replace my current vehicle (2001 dodge dakota 4.7L 4x4) with something newer and smaller. I don't have the biggest budget, and am looking for opinions on if I should check out 2010-2011 foci, or go for a cheaper optioned 2012. Love the look of both the 2012 models, and the gen2 look is growing on me as well.

Was also looking at 2011 Dodge avenger or a 2010-2011 fusion, but the mpg is steering me towards focus. Any and all advice is appreciated, thanks.


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Old 08-07-2011, 12:19 PM   #2
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personally don't like the mk2. i like the looks for the mk1 and mk3. mechanically both are good though.

my vote is a 2012 5 speed hatchback, lol
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:23 PM   #3
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I would go with a MK2 (2008–2011) fully optioned SES with the EAPS. I prefer leather seats, sync and the sunroof better than a stripped out 2012 Focus.

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Old 08-07-2011, 12:36 PM   #4
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Go for a MK2. You might even be able to find one on a dealer lot somewhere for really cheap.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:44 PM   #5
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Gen1 pre facelift FTW! 2012s are fail.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:55 PM   #6
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Contrary to the above post, the Mk3 is actually awesome. Buy a 2012 :3
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Really? Where's the 3 door? Or better yet, where's the 5 speed with power windows?
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Posted via FF Mobile Buy a gen 3 because even a stripped out version is still a better car then the 08-11. You have more features, its a nicer car, better fit and finish and most likely will have a better resale value.
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Don't need a 3 door, the 5 door works awesome :3 The 5 speed with power windows is up here in Canada!
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^^^ seems like for once we got something better the the USA considering we pay so much more for cars and im pretty use the CAD is worth more then the USD right now.
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