Brand new 2013 SE with Ford Racing goodies - rare?
So I've been contemplating my next car purchase, and the Mk3 is on the list of possibilities. I found this while searching cars.com:
2013 Ford Focus SE - $19,995
The interesting thing is that it comes with some Ford Racing goodies already installed, which I've never seen before:
Ford Racing suspension, 18 wheels with all season tires. Caliper covers, and Ford Racing Exhaust. All warranty in place!
But here's the kicker: it doesn't have 201A, meaning it still has drum brakes... [facepalm]
Is it common for dealers to fit new Mk3's this way? Anyone got one? Or is this a one-off that the dealer decided to toy around with to make a poor-man's ST?
02-05-2013 11:21 AM
Some dealers will modify cars. We did a fiesta 2 years ago. It sucks that it still has the drum brakes.
02-05-2013 11:25 AM
Looks like the dealer put on Motegi wheels and called it a Ford Racing edition
02-05-2013 11:52 AM
Did a search on Ford.com and shows this car with price of $17,495 after rebates. And yes its a Se with no options.
02-05-2013 12:00 PM
Well that's just sad. The dealer installs Ford Racing stuff to try to entice a performance-minded buyer, but then neglects to include the sport options available from the factory... It's gonna sit for a while, since the average driver won't want it, and the "sporty" driver will want the 201a package or the ST. I myself would not buy it.
02-05-2013 12:24 PM
I wish my dealership would get back into modifying cars...but not like this.
This one could be much better. Caliper covers and drums, really? At least it's a manual.
02-05-2013 12:36 PM
They might as well could have made it the S model so it would be about 15k. That would make it worth it because it was so cheap. But without fogs and rear disc... kinda holds it back. Still a cool car though.
02-05-2013 12:45 PM
Is it just me or does it look like it's sitting a little high with Ford Racing suspension?
02-05-2013 01:10 PM
It looks about right. Seems to be about a 1"-1.2" drop. Looks perfect for me since I drive my car all day ij and out of parking lots.
02-05-2013 03:19 PM
If the car had the Ford Racing Exhaust wouldn't the kits exhaust tip be visable in the photos?
I think they just put a set of wheels on it and thats it.