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09-28-2013 07:46 AM
DognamedMack
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I was in exactly the same boat when I bought my '12. I decided to "refresh" my slightly neglected '01 and sell it. After I did the work, I fell back in love with it. My wife drives it now and she loves it too!
EDIT: - I just noticed are 01's are almost identical. Pwr prem, roof, SVT suspension, cat back. I'll probably hit my for years to come if I let it go.

I'm still on the fence about it.

I know what you mean about falling back in love with it. I have been fighting a leak in the hatch area (not from the common spots) and I was kind of having fun and getting frustrated at the same time. I think I finally got it though

Unfortunately I can't keep it in the family. If I sell, it will be part of down payment on replacement. I'm also letting go of a truck ('72 F250) I have owned end wrenched on since 1997.
09-28-2013 07:28 AM
TboneZX3
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And me. On the edge of selling my 01 (bought new) to move into a 13 or 14.
I read this and it sways me more to keep the 01.
I was in exactly the same boat when I bought my '12. I decided to "refresh" my slightly neglected '01 and sell it. After I did the work, I fell back in love with it. My wife drives it now and she loves it too!
09-27-2013 08:39 PM
DognamedMack And me. On the edge of selling my 01 (bought new) to move into a 13 or 14.
I read this and it sways me more to keep the 01. I liked the article.

12 years and 96K miles of worry free driving.
And I would not think twice about hopping in the car to drive across the country. Ok maybe twice due to gas prices.

I also have had no real serious issues with the 01. DPFE under warranty, fog in headlights under warranty and when the known bad plug to the coil went bad it took out my CAT (not under warranty). Even the one time it seemed to leave me stranded (coil pack plug went bad) on the road I called a tow truck and that was enough to scare the car into starting and get me home.
09-07-2013 01:09 PM
iminhell Like 1/3 of the posts on here?
I sure hope not.
09-07-2013 12:36 PM
TheGlassMaker Unless he's writing while he's driving. eh?
09-07-2013 12:29 PM
iminhell If he really loved the car he'd certainly be out driving it and would have no time to write a lengthy article about the car/s.
09-07-2013 11:40 AM
snake420 I've always thought the Focus fit the monicker of the "peoples car" better than VWs did.

This last line: "Average? Middle-of-the-road? Ineffably ordinary? If you insist. But like the original Ford Focus, the way of life that goes with it is also the best", corresponds with the sinking middle-class, American Dream. Nothing extravagant; just a little slice of your own in the happy middle.
09-07-2013 08:38 AM
Darthenstein Very nice article! I had 3 white Ford Tauruses before my Focus, and I was always marveling at how simple technology that is reliable every time works so well! I got so many compliments on my plain '95 Mercury Sable (yes, one of the Tauruses) that I would not want any other car. My friend bought an almost new pickup truck and had to constantly show it off to everyone because no one would talk about it...everyone simply knew what it was and that was that.

I also remember reading a book about European cars that had a quote, any old engineer can make a water pump for a Rolls Royce (as they design the best thing they can), but it takes a genious to make one for a Chevy (as it has to work every single time, in every kind of condition imaginable, as well as not break down and leave the user stranded). It simply amazes me at how complicated perfectly level thought can be!

Great article, thank you!
09-06-2013 10:11 AM
DrkKnight614 This us awesome, thanks for sharing. I still own my Mki, most people will not understand why it won if they have never owned one. Would I of chosen it as number one, nah lol.
09-06-2013 07:41 AM
Laminar That seems like an incredibly scientific and well-cited figure.
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