|10-09-2012 11:28 PM|
I have a '12 hatchback, and if my budget was $30,000 without needing maximum mpg, I'd be all over it. In fact, I came dangerously close to buying one as a companion to the other.
My commute is 70 miles daily, so it's not right for me, but if that commute ever changed, I'd try to avoid the dealership so as not to wind up with two cars (I'm single).
|10-09-2012 11:13 PM|
|goinloco1||check insurance before anything. i have a fusion sport now and the st would raise premioms a little over 50$ every 6 mos, while a new mustang v6 would go dow by the same... figure that one out. and a mustang holds its value far longer.|
|10-08-2012 07:02 PM|
|RonMaiden||Yes,I have gotten 29hwy but it is closer to 26 indicated and for all the uphill driving we do we also have the downhills too which really helps out the MPGs depending on the routes I take.|
|10-08-2012 11:38 AM|
As far as the ST, I say go for it. I don't know if there are any big advantages of AWD given where you live and hatches are definitely friendly for hauling kids/dogs/oversized stuff. But if a hatch isn't necessary, what about a used G35 sedan? I'm not sure how often they came with a manual though...
|10-03-2012 01:45 PM|
|RonMaiden||I get 20 city and 29hwy with my STI which isn't bad for having the capabilities to go with it and with well over 300hp helps me not worry about the MPGs. Around town it is a bit much tho' and one noisey car.|
|10-03-2012 11:18 AM|
|10-03-2012 09:12 AM|
WRX's get terrible mpg.
The ST sounds like your best choice, but also consider (as weird as it sounds) an '07 Cadillac CTS-V.
V8 in the front, six speed in the middle, kids in the back... Just sayin. It's no mileage queen but it isn't terrible for having a corvette engine.
|10-03-2012 09:02 AM|
|RonMaiden||WRX hatch has all weather traction and alot of room insiode with the seats folded flat and is an awesome road trip car and you can get the optional Yakima load warrior roof rack which really adds usefulness and frees up interior room and very easy to add horses with just a little more boost.|
|10-03-2012 08:57 AM|
Well I have the new st and have been driving a focus’s for 10years now. The st is the best one yet by far. I get a new car about every 5 years typically I put 20 to 25K a year on a car, so I drive a good bit. Mileage is important to me being I do drive so much, my original though for a car was a TDI wagon can’t really beat the MPG it gets and over all it can be equipped very similar to the st. However I’m also a driving enthusiast, I have been driving on track for 8 years and instructing students for 3 so I do enjoy a good handling car, and this had made me consider a BRZ. A BRZ would have to be a toy it’s just not practical it’s hard to fit the kids in I can’t fit my dog in it either.
So why is the st the car I chose it does many things well, I can fit 2 kids in the back and my very large dog 120+ lbs in the hatch. I can get 32mpg or if it want to I can drive it fast and get 12mpg. The seats and ride are very sporty but not punishing like my race car. I like all the convinces it has auto headlight’s the navigation system, hands free phone, and all the little touches ford has but into the car. By far the st is the nicest car I have .
|10-02-2012 08:16 PM|
Other than a bad hood gap, our 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe has been flawless. (And yes, I realize the irony that I'm now considering a ST w/ it's own hood gap issues).
I can't find a Genesis Coupe w/ manual transmission for 100 miles in any direction so that looks like it is out.
The more I think about my test drive and the reviews I'm reading, the more convinced I am that this will be the right choice.
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