Trading in foci at 30,000 miles?? - Page 3 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #21
Focus Fanatic
 
PratoN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88058
Location: Milwaukee, WI
What I Drive: 2012 Kona Blue Ti Hatchback, DCT

Posts: 4,045
Points 3,134, Level 34
Points: 3,134, Level: 34 Points: 3,134, Level: 34 Points: 3,134, Level: 34
Level Up 56% Completed
Level up: 56% Level up: 56% Level up: 56%
Forum Activity 10%
Activity: 10% Activity: 10% Activity: 10%
FF Reputation: 15 PratoN Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by oritpro View Post
Before deciding on a DCT be sure and test drive both city and freeway driving conditions, especially city. Also, leave the radio off, crack a window or two, and listen for strange noises coming from the front such as the DCT or suspension.
You don't want a clunker!
__________________
2012 FF Ti HB Kona Blue, DCT, Built 5/24/2011, 401A + Ti Handling Package, Parking Technology Package, Winter Package, Moonroof, and MFT w/NAV at v3.6 109k miles and counting...
PratoN is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-09-2013, 05:21 PM   #22
Focus Enthusiast
 
oritpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96148
Location: Portland, OR
What I Drive: 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport Limited

Posts: 441
Points 749, Level 14
Points: 749, Level: 14 Points: 749, Level: 14 Points: 749, Level: 14
Level Up 49% Completed
Level up: 49% Level up: 49% Level up: 49%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 oritpro Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by PratoN View Post
You don't want a clunker!
Clunker? There's no such thing a clunker Focus isn't that right PratoN?
oritpro is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2013, 05:23 PM   #23
Focus Addict
 
Kevastator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 104674
Location: Montana/Wisconsin, United States
What I Drive: 05 Slowbaru Outback

Posts: 1,194
FF Reputation: 2 Kevastator Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Also seems like everybody is suffering from the suspension squeak, is that a big problem, or is it just the sound is annoying?
__________________
College Yo
[Rally Revolution #7]
ASPECT Motorsports
Kevastator is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2013, 05:23 PM   #24
Focus Addict
 
Kevastator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 104674
Location: Montana/Wisconsin, United States
What I Drive: 05 Slowbaru Outback

Posts: 1,194
FF Reputation: 2 Kevastator Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
So many questions so little time hahaha
__________________
College Yo
[Rally Revolution #7]
ASPECT Motorsports
Kevastator is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2013, 05:32 PM   #25
Focus Enthusiast
 
oritpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96148
Location: Portland, OR
What I Drive: 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport Limited

Posts: 441
Points 749, Level 14
Points: 749, Level: 14 Points: 749, Level: 14 Points: 749, Level: 14
Level Up 49% Completed
Level up: 49% Level up: 49% Level up: 49%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 oritpro Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevastator View Post
Also seems like everybody is suffering from the suspension squeak, is that a big problem, or is it just the sound is annoying?
I think people describe more of a clunk than a squeak. The suspension on mine doesn't make any noise.
oritpro is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2013, 07:49 PM   #26
Moderator
 
misfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31379
Location: West Chester, PA
What I Drive: 2012 SEL Hatch, 2014 Mazda CX-5

Posts: 16,143
Points 17,127, Level 83
Points: 17,127, Level: 83 Points: 17,127, Level: 83 Points: 17,127, Level: 83
Level Up 56% Completed
Level up: 56% Level up: 56% Level up: 56%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 31 misfire Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (13)
Quote:
Originally Posted by suss6052 View Post
Rental fleet turnover is usually around 26-32000 miles. That sounds like there is a glut of ex-rental cars on your local craigslist at the moment.

There really aren't that many privately sold (retail) units being exchanged at the 30,000 mile mark, but rental fleets tend to keep the cars for about 1 year or 30k and then get another new one.

Its unlikely to be lease turnover as unless they were very early 2011 build 2012 models they would not likely be coming up on two years yet, the minimum typical lease, and that seems like high mileage for a lease at 12k/year average for a lease.
correct. my car was a rental that was taken out of service at 29,000 miles
__________________
Will aka Misfire
2003 LX "traded in"/2010 SES "traded in"/2012 SEL Hatch "current"
misfire is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2013, 10:28 AM   #27
Focus Addict
 
Kevastator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 104674
Location: Montana/Wisconsin, United States
What I Drive: 05 Slowbaru Outback

Posts: 1,194
FF Reputation: 2 Kevastator Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Is there a way to tell if it was previously a rental?
__________________
College Yo
[Rally Revolution #7]
ASPECT Motorsports
Kevastator is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2013, 10:33 AM   #28
Moderator
 
misfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31379
Location: West Chester, PA
What I Drive: 2012 SEL Hatch, 2014 Mazda CX-5

Posts: 16,143
Points 17,127, Level 83
Points: 17,127, Level: 83 Points: 17,127, Level: 83 Points: 17,127, Level: 83
Level Up 56% Completed
Level up: 56% Level up: 56% Level up: 56%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 31 misfire Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (13)
Carfax.
__________________
Will aka Misfire
2003 LX "traded in"/2010 SES "traded in"/2012 SEL Hatch "current"
misfire is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2013, 11:09 AM   #29
Focus Fanatic
 
PratoN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88058
Location: Milwaukee, WI
What I Drive: 2012 Kona Blue Ti Hatchback, DCT

Posts: 4,045
Points 3,134, Level 34
Points: 3,134, Level: 34 Points: 3,134, Level: 34 Points: 3,134, Level: 34
Level Up 56% Completed
Level up: 56% Level up: 56% Level up: 56%
Forum Activity 10%
Activity: 10% Activity: 10% Activity: 10%
FF Reputation: 15 PratoN Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevastator View Post
Also seems like everybody is suffering from the suspension squeak, is that a big problem, or is it just the sound is annoying?
My suspension doesn't clunk either, but I hear it'll drive you insane. That doesn't include the harassment from friends/family for buying a new car / Ford / etc.
__________________
2012 FF Ti HB Kona Blue, DCT, Built 5/24/2011, 401A + Ti Handling Package, Parking Technology Package, Winter Package, Moonroof, and MFT w/NAV at v3.6 109k miles and counting...
PratoN is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2013, 11:17 AM   #30
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Fan#: 107519
Location: Juneau, WI
What I Drive: 2012 Focus SEL Hatch - Oxford White

Posts: 40
Points 321, Level 6
Points: 321, Level: 6 Points: 321, Level: 6 Points: 321, Level: 6
Level Up 43% Completed
Level up: 43% Level up: 43% Level up: 43%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 1rkRAGE Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
mine was a rental.

doing well so far before and after the DCT update
there were some jerking before, but now either the computer adjusted or I adjusted and it's been working pretty well without much discomfort.
1rkRAGE is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:28 AM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1