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Old 02-05-2007, 05:32 PM   #1
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holy! what's with the all the focuses/foci (?)

okay. Before I put what I was going to post, I'll explain something so 99% of people aren't scratching their' heads

I'm a truck driver. It's my trade. I work for a company hauling cars (hence the user name) I love my job, it's awesome

Anyway. I've been off for work for a few weeks, and I got back to work on thursday. When I go to get my load to come back home, one of the cars is a nice black ZX3 w/ the SAP...5-speed, nice car...friday night, I get my load, it's got 3 HUGE 3500 cargo vans, and 4 ZX4's. Two black, one green, one silver. All 4 going to some rental place. They were base models, auto's, etc. I like my ZTS better. Then I go in Saturday night for some extra work, and my load has 3 more ZX4's? One nice red one, 5-speed, one black, auto, one gray, auto. The red one was going to a dealer, and I think the other 2 were more rental's....

I just thought it was weird, I started this job at the end of november, and I've hauled lots of other stuff like GM pickups, Impala's, Grand Prix's, Cargo vans, F-150's, Hemi Rams, the Daytona Model Chargers, a couple Mustang GT's (no GT500's though, yet), Aveo's, Compasses, etc, but no Focuses. Then bam, 3 nights in a row, and I've got 8...lol...I though that was kinda weird. I can hardly wait till they start shipping the 08 models, then I can get a close-up look at the monstrocity Ford is calling the focus now...


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Old 02-05-2007, 05:50 PM   #2
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thats a lot of focus for one truck to handle, haha...they just rock that much...theyre starting to catch on quite a bit
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:16 PM   #4
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except for nights like saturday when I froze my butt off for 2 1/2 hours loading....but hey, it could be worse, I could have a desk job instead
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Were not a great deal of members saying Ford was designing the new focus' around the idea of rental car use? Do you feel this is reinforcing that observation? Or is the fact that PARKINGLOT is not hauling 2008 focus' yet a good sign that Ford is, in fact not going allow the focus to be used as a primary choice for the cheap rental? It is then arguable... nay, a moot point, for the 2008 is not available at the time of this posting.

The question is then... why the heck am I typing like this?

I answer only simply, "It's kinda fun."
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:00 PM   #6
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you mean the new 08 focus? I'm not sure, with any luck, they may changing their minds....but who knows when it comes to ford. It's only feb, I don't think they get the 08 models ready to ship until summer/fall, but I could be wrong...
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except for nights like saturday when I froze my butt off for 2 1/2 hours loading....but hey, it could be worse, I could have a desk job instead

^^^ And trying to figure out how to cram those vans in there!!! I have a good friend who is a car hauler too.

I have a good story for you. I do some car magazine testing, One night he was loading next to another guy who had a 360 modena Ferrari and couldn't figure out how to get it in reverse ( paddle shifter car ). Anyway, my friend Bill calls me on his cell from Michigan and says to them... "he"ll know how".I get this call at 10:30 at night" How do you you put this stupid Ferrari in reverse? ". It just so happens I did drive one and knew about the goofy little chrome shifter for reverse... My buddy said he was the man that night because he figured out how to get it in reverse. LOL
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Old 02-06-2007, 08:23 AM   #9
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^^^ And trying to figure out how to cram those vans in there!!! I have a good friend who is a car hauler too.
haha...lol, those big vans are plenty fun...it's not so much getting them on there, it's getting them low enough

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I have a good story for you. I do some car magazine testing, One night he was loading next to another guy who had a 360 modena Ferrari and couldn't figure out how to get it in reverse ( paddle shifter car ). Anyway, my friend Bill calls me on his cell from Michigan and says to them... "he"ll know how".I get this call at 10:30 at night" How do you you put this stupid Ferrari in reverse? ". It just so happens I did drive one and knew about the goofy little chrome shifter for reverse... My buddy said he was the man that night because he figured out how to get it in reverse. LOL
lol....sounds like the first night I drove my focus...I was like...WTF do you get it in reverse? lol... I want to for that company! a 360 modena? man, I never get anything nice like that...closest would had to been....a CTS maybe? lol...or maybe a Navigator...we get all the plain stuff...
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Yeah, my buddy doesn't get stuff like that either, it was a driver for one of the prestigeous haulers in the covered sides trucks he said.
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