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Old 10-30-2007, 09:15 AM   #1
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Sat in an '08, bought an '07

Rear view next to a red '08



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Yesterday, I test drove, and bought, a new 2007 Focus. While at the delership I had the dealer show me an '08. The "fender applique" looked different in person. It's very flat, and a little smaller than it looks in the pics. I'd still take it off as soon as possible because it looks stupid.

The S model doesn't have it, and I really thought it was a good looking car on the outside. I could see myself getting sick of that front bumper and ordering a new one before too long.

Then I got on the inside of the black one that you see in the background. I turned on my phone's bluetooth to check out the sync, but that car didn't have it. The interior looked nice, but not like a Focus. It reminded me of the Volvo 850 that my Dad used to drive, but a little more plasticy and cheap. I got out and said "I don't hate it, but I like the '07 a lot better. Then I bought it.




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Old 10-30-2007, 09:17 AM   #2
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I'll post more pics next week after I pick it up.
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:21 PM   #3
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:10 PM   #4
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^^Agreed!
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:24 PM   #5
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the 08 isn't a focus, it's a new car riding on the coat tails of the focus's success so they just used the name instead of making a new focus.

give it a year or 2 we'll have a new focus, and an escort :p
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:41 PM   #6
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Well said Jaimz. But aren't you guys excited about my new 07? I am!
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^^^ Fine by me, then it's new name would be called "Make up there fricken mind car!"

Although I adore the 08, I done some side by side research on my 07 vs the 08, and it ends with these changed results.

1) Gas tanks in the 08 is 13.3 gallons,the 07 has 14 gallons
2) The 08's head room in the front is .2 inches bigger, while the 07's head room in the back is .2 inches.
3) 2HP gain from the PZEV model and 4HP gain from the regular duratec.
4)MIGHT OR MIGHT NOT have a ST model, if it's possible then perswade ford to put in the 2.5 I-5 duratec.
5) Undergoing a name change from Focus to Escort MIGHT ruin it's reputation.
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Did U traded ur zetec, or using it for a project?
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The Zetec is replacing my girlfriend's '93 Topaz. It's radiator puked in the Marsh parking lot after I spent all day Sunday working on the brakes.

Plus I just love it too much to get rid of it. That things got 120k on it and It's going at least 200k before it's done.
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Congrats on the purchase of your '07, looks nice & shiney...
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