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Old 08-26-2009, 08:21 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. New guy here. I had my 06 f-250 stolen at work and am thinking about getting a 2010 Focus S or a Cobalt LS (manual transmission on both). I know the S is bare-bones but can anyone tell me if the 15 inch wheels on the S handles that much worse than the 16" wheels on the SE? And also does the S have the MPG computer like the SE? After reading many reviews from different sites I think I'm gonna buy the Focus this friday! Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks...


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Old 08-26-2009, 08:50 PM   #3
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Cool. Just hoping buying the S (only option is satellite radio) won't disappoint me in the long run as compared to the SE. Need to save $$$$ any way I can!
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honestly throwing in the extra money for more options is worth it. Just think about hopping in the car every time u go to drive and thinking to yourself... hmm for X amount of dollars id have this etc etc..... I Really like the new ses's with the black grille and euro wheels... I wonder how much more it is. And btw a sunroof is prob one of the best options IMHO
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If you are aiming for a new Focus, I would really hold off for a 2011 if possible. So buy some clunker for a few hundred bucks maybe $1000 and use that for a year and sell/trade it when the '11s come out

But if not possible, Focus > Cobalt
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If you are aiming for a new Focus, I would really hold off for a 2011 if possible. So buy some clunker for a few hundred bucks maybe $1000 and use that for a year and sell/trade it when the '11s come out

But if not possible, Focus > Cobalt
I would consider that but I drive 100 miles/day round trip to get to work and back and my wife nixed that idea. I don't think she wants to haul me when it breaks down...
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Focus is most definently the better of your options there. Go for it, focus rules.

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Generally speaking, most folks on a Focus site will probably recommend the purchase of a Focus over the Cobalt...
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lol yea^^ like if you go to a cobalt forum they will say COBALT> focus

but yea get the 2010 focus!! iwould talk to dealer and try to get a deal on SE
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:06 PM   #10
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Generally speaking, most folks on a Focus site will probably recommend the purchase of a Focus over the Cobalt...
True. But most folks and "expert" reviewers on other sites (consumer reports, edmunds, car and driver, autotrader, etc.) have recommended the focus over the cobalt unanimously! I'm buying a 2010 Focus friday.
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