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Old 11-25-2007, 02:16 PM   #1
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Chance to buy 2008 Focus. Should I?

My F150 is due (it was a lease) at the end of January 2008, but I just got a letter in the mail saying that I can turn it in early and the dealer will take over the last 2 payments that I would have to pay if I kept the truck until the lease date terminates. This would save me about $720. The catch is, I'd have to buy or lease another FORD vehicle. I was looking at the Ford Focus '08 because it was getting semi-good reviews, but not many people have been able to review it. I was also looking at the '08 Civic.

I don't plan to do any modding. Just need a good daily driver for excellent miles per gallon and good engine for driving on hills and rural roads here in the country. I am also single and have no family, so a coupe is a possible idea.

Is the Ford Focus 2008 a good car or not? There's not many reviews out there yet.

Also, can someone tell me how to get an X-PLAN? Thanks!


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Old 11-25-2007, 02:19 PM   #2
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The '08 will do exactly what you need it to. Recommend buy
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:25 PM   #3
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yep it really does sound like the Focus is what u need. Get it. We love our Foci here, the 08 has come under scruteny becasue of it's visual stylings but thats it. No body doubts its abaility to be a solid long lasting Daily driver. let us know if you get it
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Old 11-25-2007, 02:40 PM   #4
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Awesome guys, thanks. Now I just need to figure out how to get an XPLAN so I can buy this car and help FORD keep their stock holders happy.
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Old 11-25-2007, 04:11 PM   #5
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YES get it, went to the dealer the other day to look at them and they are gorgeous. not to mention the interior is pure sex. I would post my pics up but i left my camera at my buddys house.
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Get it in white, looks sexy lol.


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yea it gets good gas mileage in town in my 07 same engine, i get 29mpgs alot!! and thats with some good spirited drives, and get a stick cuz going up and down hills its no sweat 3rd gear pulls you up ay hill, i live in a very hilly area and never have an issue.

youll love your car and its not to bad looking and the interior is nice, so go for it
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'08 Focus...this about sums it up for me:



If I were in your situation I'd look for a lightly used late model '05-07, if not a new '07 (there has to be a few of them floating around out there still.) Was there a stipulation on the deal that it has to be a new model?
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If you want a five speed, you may have to do some hunting. I have yet to see anything but automatics, and I've been to three dealerships in my area.
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