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Old 01-28-2006, 01:11 PM   #1
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(Kinda) new Focus in the family!

I'm such a nerd, I'm really excited. My mom is going to be getting a Focus kinda soon... probably April. She's got this beautiful 04 Escape we all love, but it's a lease. And her commute is 110 miles a day... soooo it's either pay out the nose NEXT March when the car will be well over 97500 (it's almost 70k already) or pay for a used Focus and daily drive that. Also the Scape is a V6 and its mileage isn't as good as the Focus gets. Either one would be an auto, since she drove a clutch Escape for this commute and it just drives her crazy based on the traffic pattern.

She's stolen my car a couple times before to run errands or go to work, and she loves it, so her and my stepdad were going out the carshow this morning, and discussing the idea of a DD car when a Focus whizzed by... it was a sign!

I'll probably go with them for it in April when I'm home, she wants a 2-3 year old, and they're forever on sale around here so it shouldn't be hard. But being the family Focus expert, I think they want me there to help. This is so cool, I've been nudging both of them to get a Focus since 2003 and now it's gonna happen! Probably be a Duratec too, since it falls within the age range.


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That sounds exciting. Are you going to help your mom modify it? I think that would be even more enjoyable. It would be awesome to also use car modification to have some bonding time with your mom

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Haha, I would totally love to, but I doubt she'd want anything done to it. I may try talking her into a CAI for a little bump in mileage, maybe she'll want a couple appearance things, but otherwise it's probably gonna be a Point A --> B type deal.

Also, part of the point is to Save money on gas and end-of-lease fees, so I dunno how mods will play into that. But she does like all the stuff I've done to mine... we'll see
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yea totaly make sure you get a 03+, besides being the best mechanically it definitly has some nice looks upgrades, such as painted side skirts and such....plus you can find it in a 2.3, which i wish i new about when i was looking for a car.
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I should have waited with selling mine ...

It could have stayed in the FF family

But nice news, and I wish you al good luck with the new car.
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way to go mom!!!
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My stepdad sent me an autotrader link to an 02 SE, I went back and searched 03s and looked for the elusive Z in the 8th place of the VIN. Found one for only 300 more, and with less miles than the 02...

So we'll see how it all pans out, I'd really have to SEE the car to be sure there wasn't something else going on. But it's funny, several of the Z VINs list a 2.0L I4 engine Silly dealers!
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omg, that is so cool!
Isn't it funny how they just fall in love with our cars and then finally they go and get one.
Love it!!

Anyway congratulations!!
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Seriously Carmen! I knew the Focus would win them over, how could it not

I thought of you when I heard this news, the way your mom just recently got Snowflake.
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^^I know and you know, she has no complaints, unlike when she got the Lumina, she complained right away.
And she said how well it did in the snow, no sliding or getting stuck.
She just loves it.
Anyway it is awesome, I hope when she gets it she will be very happy and all.
And spread the word.
Oh yeah is she getting a hatch, wagon or sedan?
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