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Old 12-31-2010, 10:17 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of buying a focus but have ?s

I am looking at a 2011 focus sel. I have a 180 mile round trip commute 3 days a week and its mostly highway driving. Most of the highway is through farm land so sometimes there are pretty strong wind gusts. I'm kinda worried about how the car will handle on the highway. I currently drive a 2000 Mercury Sable and i like the way it handles but Im sure it is heavier than the focus.


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We have put just over 1000 miles on our 2011 Focus SE & love it. We are not driving the distances you are describing, but are traveling the interstates of S. IL. with no problems at all. With the price of gas continuing to go up... I am glad we made the purchase when we did.
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maybe wait for the 2012?
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^^If she's not picky, my guess is she'll get a solid deal on an '11 since they have to make room for the '12s
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:39 PM   #5
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^^If she's not picky, my guess is she'll get a solid deal on an '11 since they have to make room for the '12s
Thats kinda what I'm looking at. Plus I dont really have time to wait for the 2012s. I need to get a car before my winter break for school ends.
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The Focus will handle circles around the Sable. Yes its lighter, but if you have good tires, and a proper alignment the car will be fine. I've driven my car is some pretty high cross winds and it gets blown a little bit, but nothing thats ever made me end up in another lane. My van that I drive daily blows around way more than my Focus and its heavier.
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:06 AM   #7
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I test drove a new 2010 Focus SE sedan automatic about 6 months ago and came away very, very impressed with it. The handling was excellent and the ride quite comfortable. If you need a solid, fuel efficient car right away the 2011 Focus would be an excellent choice! I believe you can get a great deal on one right now with the all new 2012 Focus on the way shortly.
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$3000 rebate until 1/3... probably will not expire... plus any deal you can make with the dealer.
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buy a used 2010 and save a bunch!
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I would say go for a new 2011, and get a good warranty for the dealer to fix if it comes up.
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