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11-07-2012 02:34 PM
disciplerocks Has no one said it yet?


http://www.inautonews.com/new-ford-f...4#.UJq3ZIb3c-J
11-07-2012 09:18 AM
suterp About 3 weeks ago I traded in my 13 mustang GT for a 13 focus SE. The mustang was a lot of fun but totally impractical for the family and a gas guzzler.

When I went to the Ford dealership I was all set to trade for an ST but it was slower and more boy racerish than I had imagined. Then I drove an SE 5 speed and felt it was nearly as fun as the ST but about $7k cheaper and better on gas so that is what I drove home in. As others stated it is pretty slugish under 3k rpm but if you keep the engine spinning it has decent power. Much more power would be a waste with FWD anyway. I have a pretty heavy foot and am averaging 30-31 mpg vs the 17 I got in the mustang. And the kids can actually fit in the back seat. You might also consider a gti or golf tdi, they are fun and practical but I was a little scared of reliability issues and repair costs on the VWs.
11-07-2012 08:09 AM
thisisbenji If I would have actually spent the 23k sticker price of my SE instead of 18.2k for it, there's no way I would have bought it. I'd be in a nice 2013 Mustang V6 with no options other than the performance package. I'd take a 2013 Mustang V6 PP over the ST any day.

That being said the Focus has plenty of power, and a good deal of space with the rear seats folded flat for anything that needs to be hauled.

Sometimes below 3,000 RPM the power is a little bit lacking, but the motor rev's past 3,000 so fast that it's a non issue.

That being said I think I'm going to still get that Mustang as soon as I pay off my Focus, except I'll get the V8 now, and hold onto the Focus.

Just something about 2-door rwd coupes is very appealing to me.
11-07-2012 07:41 AM
ZugZugg
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Originally Posted by nuskool View Post
Starting a Family? Get the ST. Fusion would better if you weren't into sportiness. And Keep the $ in the lower end of your budget. With planning a family you'll be glad you did.

There is compromise to everything. But once you have the kid/kids they will be, by far, the most important thing in your life and your car won't matter to you near as much as it does right now.
Maybe it's just me, but I always felt like a hatch was more useful for young kids (for the first 6-8 years) than a slightly larger back seat would be. Am I way off base?

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Mustang all the way.
But WHY????
11-06-2012 09:06 PM
StockTalon Mustang all the way.
11-06-2012 07:50 PM
nuskool Starting a Family? Get the ST. Fusion would better if you weren't into sportiness. And Keep the $ in the lower end of your budget. With planning a family you'll be glad you did.

There is compromise to everything. But once you have the kid/kids they will be, by far, the most important thing in your life and your car won't matter to you near as much as it does right now.
11-06-2012 11:51 AM
ZugZugg
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2013 v6 mustang. Hands down
You've got to give more explanation than that! Great Scott Man, we need to know!
11-06-2012 11:51 AM
Effected 2013 v6 mustang. Hands down
11-06-2012 10:35 AM
disciplerocks Exactly why I got mine with every option minus MFT.
11-06-2012 10:11 AM
Zillon
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Thanks for the honest feedback.

Everyone keeps bashing on MFT, and it's gotten to the point where I'm starting to believe that they might be right. But at the same time, it can't be that bad, can it?
Its laggy, buggy, and generally seems to be many people's biggest fault with the MK3 Focus.

Apparently, though, there is a new update that was just released yesterday that seems to greatly improve upon the usability. See here: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=301557
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