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Old 02-03-2010, 12:12 PM   #1
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Hey Everyone,
I'm new here. I just picked up a 2010 Ford Focus SEL Automatic, PZEV Car.
It came with leather, heated front seats, sunroof roof, Microsoft Sync with all of the Sync.

I come from cars that usually have a little more edge then the stock focus' have so please, bear with me.

I recently just traded this in on my focus, talk about a HUGE change.







2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
-Intake and Tune, put down 507 rwhp and 490 rwtq

before that I owned a moderately modded 2006 WRX which I regretably sold for the shelby.

I owned the shebly for 6 months and had TERRIBLE problems with the clutch, starter, alternator, battery, and brakes. I realized it was time for me to sell/trade the car in on something a little bit more reliable and better in the snow/on gas. I would have just bought a beater but my college loans are starting soon (I'm 22 years old) and I figured I'd sell it and save money and get the hell out of my parents house before my college loans kicked in.

I live in new england and as you know, it snows up here. I was driving the shelby 110 miles a day, 55 miles one way to work. The gas mileage was terrible and it turned into a $40k commuter car that I never used the power potential of.

So I bought this,



34 MPG and a great little commuter car thats good in the show with all of the bells and whistles of my shelby, minus the great shaker sound system and of course, the 6 speed transmission that put down 500 rwhp, but I picked up microsoft sync, of which did not come standard with the shelby and I absolutely LOVE sync.

I just wanted to say hey, and say whats up. I do have a few questions but i'm familar with the way forums work so I will post in the appopriate sections.

Hey again! And awesome little forum you guys got here!


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Old 02-03-2010, 12:19 PM   #2
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Amazing you had such sweet cars at a young age. if we get another performance Focus, ou can have practicality,reliability and a fun car!

welcome to FF!
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:23 PM   #3
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:29 PM   #4
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Amazing you had such sweet cars at a young age. if we get another performance Focus, ou can have practicality,reliability and a fun car!

welcome to FF!
Thanks, the Subaru was bought for me as my parents felt bad they couldnt pay for my college education, I took over the payments when I graduated and I became bored with the car and I thought because I was paying, I wanted something I was happy with.

I miss the shelby everyday but I dont miss the car/insurance/gas payments at ALL
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:34 PM   #5
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That would have been so haard for me to do. haha. But nice choice of a commuter!
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:36 PM   #6
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That would have been so haard for me to do. haha. But nice choice of a commuter!
Definetely wasnt easy =[
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damn dude. you have had some sick whips. Glad youre happy with your most recent purchase tho
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:53 PM   #8
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damn dude. you have had some sick whips. Glad youre happy with your most recent purchase tho
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:06 PM   #9
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hell yea! I knew i would find a fellow enthusiast who was a sigma nu if i put that as my avatar
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Welcome to the site! Hope you enjoy the new car.
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