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Old 01-26-2012, 01:17 PM   #11
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Another shot of my FGM at dusk, and the interior lighting......


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Old 01-26-2012, 01:23 PM   #12
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Looking good ....FGM is under-rated.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:26 PM   #13
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And less prone to impacts!! I know, I had the CB and it got hailed on pretty badly, even nature can't resist!
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And less prone to impacts!! I know, I had the CB and it got hailed on pretty badly, even nature can't resist!
Oh YEAH, that was you! I cannot believe how much BCM is targeted...our colot thread is 3 times longer than any other color's, just because of all the body work going on!!
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:11 PM   #15
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A very subtle mod on my FGM.




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No love for Frosted Glass? C'mon folks!

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Love that color. Would like to have seen it, but I took the first 5 speed sport pkg. hatch the dealer could find just happend to be candy blue...now I'm terrified to get a scratch because of the body shop horrors I've heard about lol. I do love the frosted glass
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:46 PM   #18
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No love for Frosted Glass? C'mon folks!

I love frosted glass, but my car isn't built yet.
It is also a very under-rated color. I've seen far more Sterling Grey, Blue Candy, Red Candy, Yellow Blaze, etc than Frosted Glass around here. When to my eyes it would be far and away my choice as evidenced by the car that I have on order. A kona blue Titanium was the first 2012 Focus I sat in up close and personal in 2010 as a final production level prototype that was brought to the supplier where I was interning at the time.

Between Kona blue, Sterling Grey, and Frosted Glass my preference would have been Frosted Glass, then Kona blue but due to the Tsunami in Japan the paint pigment was forced off the options list sooner than planned and replaced with the frankly quite plain/ ugly Sonic Blue (although that is my personal and biased opinion having seen Kona first, and finding it quite attractive), and then in third place due to being far too common around here Sterling Grey.

Car is scheduled to be built on Monday 4/23/12 theoretically, so here's hoping I'll have it before the first week in May, to then be able to take plenty of pictures. Car is a 2012 Ford Focus SEL in Frosted Glass metallic RS300a with winter package, which is helpful, but we are just about to get into summer soon, so testing the heated seats and the HVAC at the same time might be in order to ensure both the a/c works as well as the heated seats.
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One issue is that getting Frosted Glass limits your option choices, such as not letting you get an SE Sport.

If you had more freedom with the colour I'm sure we'd see more.
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One issue is that getting Frosted Glass limits your option choices, such as not letting you get an SE Sport.

If you had more freedom with the colour I'm sure we'd see more.
That seemed like a problem at first, as if you wanted rear disk brakes your choices are limited to the SE SFE sedan, SEL Sedan, or SEL Hatchback, all with the DCT, but an SE sport loaded to the gills still had less equipment than a basic SEL (i.e. no dual zone automatic climate control, no puddle lamps with the winter package since the SEL already comes with the turn signal mirrors, etc), and cost more on the sticker, and even more so on A/Z plan, as there was a higher level of discount off of the higher trim level than there is off of the options. If you wanted a manual though you'd be stuck with an SE in the U.S.A., but in Canada you can also get the SEL equipped with the MTX-75, which would be nice, but the gear ratios are not really any better than my old car (well fractionally due to the effect of the larger tire with its larger rolling radius which brings down the rpm fractionally at least in theory.)

The strange thing is at least on the preliminary build configurator for the 2013 Ford Escape it was available in Frosted Glass with the black interior, but the escape is available only in a very traditional torque converter automatic transmission (the 6f35).
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