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02-04-2013 02:45 PM
Cam2012SE Congratulations! Looks great. Lots of luck with it!
02-03-2013 11:58 AM
rickdarris2004 NICE! Good looking car. Great deal too!
02-03-2013 11:26 AM
memphiscbrider Nice deal man. And with 20k miles still left on the factory warranty. You got a hell of a deal
02-03-2013 10:51 AM
SCaliber I ended up getting it!! I talked them down from the $14,500 sticker to $12,999 and got a super nice service package thing for some peace of mind. I'm really excited and glad I got it!

That's the pic the dealer had up, btw.
02-01-2013 01:20 PM
Cam2012SE Its a great car! The Sport package will have two tone seats as well as rear disc brakes. Leather wrapped steering wheel as well as Gear shift boot & handle. Good luck!
02-01-2013 12:15 PM
SCaliber Actually, the one I'm looking at is in the DC area. The dealer said it was a Sports Package, and the pics show it does have a manual along with all the goodies the packages cover. The Carfax says it's clean, so I guess it wasn't flood damaged. I wouldn't mind spending $16k on a new one though, for the peace of mind. I would really like to have the suspension upgrade and read disk brakes though. I can add on fancy wheels and body stuff myself. Would the SEL be similarly equipped? I think I may also like the seats more on a SEL, because I'm kinda broad.

Thanks for all the help so far!
02-01-2013 11:16 AM
rickdarris2004 I just picked up a new 2013 with a 5sp, original sticker was $20,500, it was marked down to $16350 with incentives. Only had to finance around $14k after trade. They have some good deals running on the Focus right now. They had some Titanium sedans on the lot hovering at $19k.
02-01-2013 10:23 AM
teamDFL Sport package cars have the two-tone seats, AFAIK. Manual transmission cars have three pedals. Autotrader pictures should show you both of these so you don't waste your time. Don't buy a car that was owned anywhere near the area impacted by Sandy. Even if it has a clean title, it is not worth the risk. You will have no end of trouble from water damage.
02-01-2013 09:36 AM
Originally Posted by RonMaiden View Post
It being a 5 speed is a good start.
I agree, although on Autotrader a lot of ads that say manual are actually automatics, and some ads where they don't state which transmission is used can be manuals. With Autotrader I have found that the best way to tell that the car is a manual is to look at the pictures. A lot of dealers don't seem to know anything about the used cars they sell.
02-01-2013 09:28 AM
RonMaiden It being a 5 speed is a good start.
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