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Old 06-09-2011, 10:31 PM   #1
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Talking help me buy a used focus

i was all set to buy a new 2012 focus, but my responsible self decided i shouldn't...and should buy a used car. i'm thinking a 2009/2010 focus would work and i could get it for under $15K well equipped (in canada).

is there anything i should know about the 2008-2011 range that would make me lean towards one more than another?

if i was going to get the fully loaded model of the 2012...which past gen model would make me not feel like i was loosing out too much?

are there any other good used cars i should consider in this size range...with good mileage and good technology (like sync)?

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2010-11 SES's had more sporty trim, and all 10-11's have ABS/ESC standard.

If Canada has a used car shortage as the US, you may pay nearly new car prices, so shop carefully.
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I bought my 2011 SE brand new (no Sync) for only $12k. It had 7 miles on it when I picked it up. With the 2012 out, they're going to have a hard time selling the older bodies. Anything 2010-2011 will probably still be like new. I'm approaching 16k miles and I haven't had a single complaint. I should also mention that going 75-80 mph I get 36 mpg with the air conditioning on. When I have no A/C on, I've gotten 40 mpg at 75-80 mph over the course of multiple tanks of gas (all highway, obv). I'd call it fluke, but let's be honest. It's the car.

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I bought my 2011 SE brand new (no Sync) for only $12k. It had 7 miles on it when I picked it up. With the 2012 out, they're going to have a hard time selling the older bodies. Anything 2010-2011 will probably still be like new. I'm approaching 16k miles and I haven't had a single complaint. I should also mention that going 75-80 mph I get 36 mpg with the air conditioning on. When I have no A/C on, I've gotten 40 mpg at 75-80 mph over the course of multiple tanks of gas (all highway, obv). I'd call it fluke, but let's be honest. It's the car.

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When did you buy it? Because right now used cars are hard to come by every where, well at least here in Minnesota.
Bought my 2010 SES for 14.7k with 25k miles as every used car is being bought up right away.
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I bought it the day before Thanksgiving last fall. I will admit that I used every underhanded trick in the book to get the dealership to lower the price, but we started at $17,995 as the MSRP. It also helped that they had just gotten a shipment and had about 60 on hand.
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My '09 hasn't depreciated much in 8 months, only a few hundred less, due to shortage.
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There doesn't seem to be a shortage in my area...in the 100km area of Winnipeg there are currently 57 '09-'11 ford focuses up for sale ranging from $9,999 to $20,988. I should be able to get a deal on something in there!
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