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05-02-2013 03:38 PM
mac.mogul With a $13k budget, it wouldn't be a bad idea to look at some previous generation cars rather than something so new. You could get some seriously reliable, well-equipped cars for that price if you don't mind looking a few years older...
05-02-2013 03:28 PM
scotie understand your frustration... I would have waited a bit more but you had your reasons, just FYI....I'm in the auto parts business. I sell tons of Vue parts & fit and finish seems bad from what dealers tell me. hope yours is ok. but you likely will regret the Chevy pick.. aka "Saturn". this car is likely was from period when gm was floundering and was verge of collapse. they gutted Saturn to a former shell of itself. just watered down 1st gen. equinox to what u have. good luck. I had 2008 Equinox as a company car. trash!!
05-02-2013 03:20 PM
scotie yes, according to ford website FLs do not come standard on SE. part of "optional appearance" package. likely included in sport package also ( or maybe the same thing?.

SE Appearance Package:
Ambient lighting
60/40 split rear seat
Fog lamps
Leather steering wheel and shifter
17-inch Silver Aluminum Wheels
Leather seats
Perimeter alarm
Overhead console
Rear disc brakes
Sirius Satellite Radio with 6 month subscription (not available in AK or HI)
Rear spoiler
05-02-2013 07:45 AM
The Focus Won
Originally Posted by EggYolkBill View Post
Blah blah blah. Bought my 2013 and have 8k. No problems whatsoever. I love the DCT.

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Dear Blah, Read the whole post, my main concern was with Ford Motor Co. I was just relaying my experience to someone that wants an opinion. You love Ford,I had a problem with Ford. I can tell you where you can buy a red 2012 Focus SEL, it's still for sale.
05-02-2013 07:38 AM
The Focus Won
Originally Posted by scotie View Post
bought a Chevy what?
Always owned Ford. Bought a 2012 used Chevy Captiva 11k miles or a rebadged Saturn Vue, GM is notorious for rebadging. When Ford abandoned me, I abandoned them.
05-02-2013 01:50 AM
Originally Posted by scotie View Post

the SE no longer comes with the Fog lamps though. disappointing for that trim. may have to go Titanium since SEL is no longer offered in 2013.
not true, my 2013 se with sport package HAS fog lamps. or is that what you mean without the package as standard equipment?
05-01-2013 11:12 PM
EggYolkBill Blah blah blah. Bought my 2013 and have 8k. No problems whatsoever. I love the DCT.

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05-01-2013 09:34 PM
scotie bought a Chevy what?
05-01-2013 09:30 PM
The Focus Won
Not a Focus

Originally Posted by cfox248 View Post
Do you mean other cars, or just the 2012 Focus? I've seen quite a few of the letter in the 12-13K range. Not tons, and they likely aren't for sale long. But I've found enough that I know they're out there and am willing to wait a bit until one with my specifications comes for sale when I'm ready to buy it.
I bought a 2012 Focus SEL MSRP $24500.00 In Nov.2012. Transmission problems, shifting, rolling back, dealer response "as designed" On 3rd trip to dealer a tech found an update for the DCT trans.Still shifted poorly 1st to 2nd. Car wandered on highway,steering pulled, not always,when applying brakes, dealer could not recreate problem. Paint peeling on hood, not warranted, pictures sent by dealer to FOMOCO, FOMOCO stated pictures showed damage caused "by birds/bees" in February, really. Interior lights would not come on when opening doors with remote. Dealer stated FOMOCO is aware of the defect, but do not have a fix for the problem at this time. Called Ford Customer service Feb.27, 2013, I was told that a representative would call within 48 hrs. I called again on March 4, 2013, I was told that my call would expedited. I received a call from FOMOCO rep. on March 5, 2013. told her my issues and was told I would hear back by Mar.8, 2013. I did not hear back from her. On March 18, 2013 I heard back from FOMOCO. I told her I traded the Focus in on March 17, 2013 for a GM. I gave up on FORD. I lost $3000.00. I had issues with the car, but when you cannot rely on the manufacturer you move on. You won't find a perfect car. Buy something with a good record, read a consumer report magazine. Good Luck
04-29-2013 03:40 PM
replica81 Mazda3!
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