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Old 07-26-2011, 12:27 AM   #1
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Parents rented a 2012 Sedan

So my parents are visiting from Maryland and rent a 2012 Sedan SEL. It is Red and has the Dual Clutch Auto, and get this, 500!!!! miles. It is brand new. I can't wait to compare it to my 08 Coupe.


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You say 500 miles as if it's not a brand new car...it's a 2012 dude. You expected 10,000 miles?
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If you're not signed up as an extra driver with the rental office, you can't just go out for a joy ride.
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If you're not signed up as an extra driver with the rental office, you can't just go out for a joy ride.
They don't have to know he drove it... I've driven my parent's rentals before........... you know.... :O
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if it was a manual you could of do handbreak turns
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Well hopefully I get time tomorrow to compare. I must admit that the new Dual Clutch tranny is weird. Makes funny noises and stutters from stops. Maybe that is because it is new but idk. It defiantly rides smooth on the highway and handles great.
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I'm just waiting to hear what you have to say about I hope you get alot of seat time in it.
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:53 PM   #10
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Well I didnt get to drive it but, I have a couple of compliants

1. Rear seat leg room SUCKS!! Like horribly. I am only 5' 10" and I barely fit. My 6' 2" brother had to sit crunched up.

2. The fancy all in one center console bulges into the front leg space and almost forces you to press against the console for support.

3. The Power Shift tranny still sucks. Drove 450 miles in the city and it didnt get any better with being lurchy.

Good hings though:

1. The brakes are great, props to Ford for going to all all disk set-up in non-sporty Foci.

2. Has a nice intake tone when you are deep into the throttle. Almost like an intake

3. Great lighting, the headlights are awesome at night on a dimly lit or not lit at all road.

4. Great gas mileage, averaged 34 mpg with mostly city driving.

5. Good sound system, no need to upgrade for non-audio-philes in the house.


In the end I think I will wait for an ST if I do decide to get one. But the little quirks hav me thinking twice about one now that I have had seat time in one for more than a test drive.
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