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Old 08-10-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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Hi, new here

I am Jen, I came across this site googling for after market parts and decided to join. I have a 2012 Race Red SE Hatchback manual trans, got it about two weeks ago or so. It is a replacement car for the 2012 Kona Blue SE Hatch we had bought in Oct 2011 but was totaled in an accident 5 days later. I had the right of way, doing around 50MPH which was the speed limit and someone in a small truck pulled out in front of me and I T-boned them at full speed.

I don't know how the driver didn't see me, it was a typical bright sunny day in San Diego. It could have been bad but I basically walked away, the only injury besides typical seatbelt bruising and soreness was a bruised bone and tendon in my left hand and I assume that was from the airbag trying to honk. It happened so fast and my honest first reaction was disbelief at what was unfolding in front of me that my reaction seemed to go in slomo.

I give credit to the Focus for saving me from serious injury in a high speed crash and maybe even saved my life. The medical staff in the UCSD trauma center couldn't believe I was not seriously hurt after finding out the details of the accident but I still had a neck brace, back board and had to stay over night. The other driver was ok from what I could tell, was up walking around talking to other people who stopped while I waited in my car for a police officer or EMT to help me out because I couldn't get the door opened. The door itself wasn't crumpled but the fender was and blocked my door.

Ok, didn't mean for the mini novel intro but I wanted to give praise to the Focus, it is a tough and safe car!


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Old 08-10-2012, 11:49 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site.

I'm glad that you are OK!
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:50 PM   #3
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ouch glad your ok :) on a better note there are some pretty good sites for parts, fswerks.com, focus.c-f-m.com, and ford racing has the usual wheels and svt suspension, other than that its basically shopping around and asking questions, good luck with this one :)
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:51 PM   #4
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I had the right of way, doing around 50MPH which was the speed limit and someone in a small truck pulled out in front of me and I T-boned them at full speed.
First off, welcome to the best Focus Forum on the internet!

Second, I had almost the exact same thing happen to me up here in WA... but I was on my motorcycle. I have since re-defined "scary" to flying over the hood of a car at 45 miles an hour. People see the sun up here and get all distracted wondering what the hell that bright orange bulb is in the sky.

I do hate hearing stories about accidents though... always make me sad, especially in a brand new car!! We had that happen to another member a few weeks ago who immediately went out and bought another focus as well. Looks like those 2011's and 2012's are beasts! Glad you're ok, and hope your new focus lasts you forever!
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:03 AM   #5
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First off, welcome to the best Focus Forum on the internet!

Second, I had almost the exact same thing happen to me up here in WA... but I was on my motorcycle. I have since re-defined "scary" to flying over the hood of a car at 45 miles an hour. People see the sun up here and get all distracted wondering what the hell that bright orange bulb is in the sky.

I do hate hearing stories about accidents though... always make me sad, especially in a brand new car!! We had that happen to another member a few weeks ago who immediately went out and bought another focus as well. Looks like those 2011's and 2012's are beasts! Glad you're ok, and hope your new focus lasts you forever!
Oh my! My husband was in a similar motorcycle accident about 10 years ago, he was ok thankfully.

Yeah we waited to buy the replacement because my husband is active navy and was deploying soon after this happened and I was a mess mentally so I just didn't want to deal with that again so soon. We have a 2009 Ford Flex, too so I wasn't without a car but the MPG's are not as good for commuting but I LOVE that Flex, it is a great family car, so roomy.

But I am happy to have a new Focus again and can't wait to embellish it. First thing is to get better speakers in it with out messing anything up.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:44 AM   #6
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Welcome to FF!!

I know about the durability of later Foci all too well like yourself. I slammed head on into a tree at 30 m.p.h. while driving my 2009 SE coupe(the 2010 was its replacement,thank goodness for accident forgiveness on insurance policies)around a traffic circle. The tires lost traction going around the circle.
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welcome. you are double lucky. lucky from auto accident. lucky from google search. ENJOY!
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:42 AM   #10
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