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Old 01-12-2010, 06:37 PM   #1
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I want to hear from the MK2 owners...

For the MK2 owners, what do you have to say about the upcoming focus? this is ONLY for 2008-2010 model year owners. For the 2010 owners, do you wish you would have waited? Thinking about trading in your 2 year old focus for the fresh, new model? How many are keeping their MK2's and gunna love it til' the wheels fall off?


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Old 01-12-2010, 08:39 PM   #2
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Not even going to worry about it until: (1) the MkIII has been in production for at least two years; (2) my '09 is paid off or within a year of being paid off; (3) there's an available 6-speed real manual transmission; (4) and, dang it, I still want a real, proper Focus wagon, not a hatch or a C-Max...with EcoBoost and a six-speed manual, yo!

I wasn't able to get quite what I wanted when I bought my current fofo, but it's growing on me. It really wouldn't bother me too much to drive my '09 SES sedan until I have some compelling reason to sell/trade it. I'm not yet sure the MkIII will offer me what I really want in a small(ish) Ford.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:12 PM   #3
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I like the new Focus, but I also love my car. I'm probably going to keep mine as long as i can.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:14 PM   #4
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I regret not getting certain options in my current focus but next time I know what to get.
I'll see how things go on the first year of the III and then depending on how good I'll decide whether to get the first year one or the 2nd year one. More likely year two after we all survive 2012 lol
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:49 AM   #5
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I don't regret getting my 09 at all. I always knew the next gen Focus was just over the horizon but I needed a new car sooner than later.

My plan was to get my 09 for a DD that I can lightly mod till I paid her off. Once I do pay my 09 off I will buy another car that will be a sport model of some kind (ie. SVT, RS, ST, etc.) and take over for DD duties, then the REAL modding will begin on the 09.

It will probably take Ford a few years before a sport model of some kind for the MKIII Focus to come out so that gives me a few years to pay off my 09. Plus I really hope Ford brings out a 3 door hatch or coupe of some kind.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:32 AM   #6
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(3) there's an available 6-speed real manual transmission;
Two transmissions will be offered at launch: Powershift 6-speed auto and a true 6-speed manual (with three pedals).
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No regrets here...Let someone else have the bugs that will creep up during the first few years of the new MKIII.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:25 PM   #8
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Two transmissions will be offered at launch: Powershift 6-speed auto and a true 6-speed manual (with three pedals).
There's some conflicting information out there about the manual trans offering. Some sources say a 5
five-speed, some say a six. Let's see what actually shows up in showrooms.
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No regrets here. Even less so since:1. I got a new car for less thousands less than sticker.2.I bought it before the sales tax went up in my state.3. With the new body style,there's no more coupes/2-3 door hatchbacks for the time being-if Ford decides to bring them back 4.My car has everything I need and nothing I don't-just the basics-K.I.S.S.

Basically as long as FoMoCo keeps making the spare parts and the customer support for my MK2 going-I'm going to keep driving it.
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Also a reminder: If you bought your NEW car between Feb. 17,2009 and Dec. 31,2009 you can generally deduct the sales tax. For details go to:
http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/...204519,00.html
You do NOT have to itemize deductions to get the credit.
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