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Old 01-09-2008, 10:30 PM   #1
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Anyone else notice this... kinda irritates me

Ok... im sitting here kinda bored so i decide to go to Ford's website to build and price an 08 focus outta curiosity, and the stupidity hits me. First thing that kinda bugs me is the SES model is limited to half of the colors.... so in order to get say a vapor silver model you get stuck with the SE. Ok not a big deal cause the se model has an upgrade package that gets you some extra options such as the 16" wheels. Now im not entirely sure if this "Deluxe" package is included automatically with the SES model, but even if it is, what is the point of getting the SES model if you get a limited color selection, and can basicaly get all the same options in the SE and other colors.

OK second pet peeve. I like leather seats, got em in my 07 and love the look and headted surfaces. Cant get those in the SE... only in the SES. So here we are with that limited color problem.... again.

Sooooo basicly the whole point to this mindless rant is that there is basically no point what so ever in getting the SES from where i stand after messing around with the build and price. Especially if the only differece is the leather seats. Not that im complaining, i mean techically all this means is that i can spend less money and get the same thing if not more in the end... i just find it really really stupid that ford is such a PITA about getting exactally what you want in your car.



here are the options in the deluxe package... if anyone who bought an 08 SES can put my mind at ease, please let me know if these are included or not.


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Old 01-10-2008, 07:04 AM   #2
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yeah i made a statement way back about the limitations on the car and somebody told me i was crazy there were all kind of options... 2 body styles,limited exterior color,and internal colors and options,not very optional to me., its a very restricted car in my opinion.
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:23 PM   #3
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the big thing is that the major options are an all or nothing deal. i can almost guarentee that there are some things inlcluded in some of the packages that i can do w/o. and i sure as hell dont want to pay for something that i could end up removing in the first place... i.e. those chrome fender vents. Im still not sure if i like those or not.
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i know i dont like them,,they just dont go with the car.i think if theyd left them off it would have made the car a little more appealing.and i like the ideal of a coupe,,i just wish theyd have been a lil more creative and gave it a more sporty look.and with a 2 body style i really wish theyd have gave it more add on exterior and interior options.
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that was a complaint of mine. Its like they made the SES the special model, like the ST was..which only came in 4 colors....but um I'm sorry Ford the SES is no such car.
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What drives me nuts is in the earlier model foci (dunno about more current ones). Is how the steering wheel is offset from the driver. Like I'd sit in the driver's seat and look directly ahead. The entire driver's side dash. Gauges, steering wheel, everything is offset slightly to the left and points just a little to the left. Drives me insane.

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The ST was limited to only four colors... But wicked colors though.
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^^ definately agreed.... and of course it had the 2.3. the SES colors are nice but u can get em in the SE. in the end i just cant see my self paying the extra money for it when i can get everything in the SE. I just cant understand what ford was thinking when making the trim levels. you would honestly think that they would add something else to it like... i dunno... the 2.3 or maybe make the sync system exclusive to the SES. i mean come on if your gonna market a high end model of the focus give a reason to actually want it.
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I agree they did some stupid crap to the 08's however, they are looking at the bigger picture than just what us Focusfanatics are looking at. Tell me how often you see a raced out Focus on the road compared to how many there are that are msotly stock that the person drives for the economical standpoint? There are probably 10+ stock foci out there to 1 modified one. They are shooting for whats going to net them more funds.

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screw it all then. just get the new gtr
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