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Yesterday 07:52 AM
GhiaFan
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Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
Time moves on!!
It is true stopping going fast too much was a desire i had.
Now, I want the fast car again. Though I do realize I am too old to be going 150mph anywhere.
That plus is is getting a LOT harder to go fast.. even 120mph.. Other drivers immediately are calling 911 on you (me).
So finding a place to go fast AND no one calling 911 on you (me) is getting to be a bigger problem all the time.

On the other hand having a fast car does not mean it has to be driven fast 'all the time'.. So I think I can live with knowing I 'could' go 150mph, but never really have a lot of chances to go that fast.
(Notice I did not say 'never go that fast'... LOL)

Even in the SVT on the freeway any empty stretch.. jumping from 60 to 120 and back down? easy, all i needed was a short space to 'stretch' the car legs a bit.
Stretch your ST's legs over here
10-28-2014 08:30 PM
williambs55
A real unique beast!

At 44 + mpg on the highway this beast purrs like a cat and runs forever on one good meal. Our last focus was great, this one is out to rule the road with paws that grab on and hug the road like a cougar!
10-28-2014 07:27 PM
Scott D I'm seriously digging my Mk3 :-)
10-26-2014 09:17 PM
Yeahbradley I bought myself a 2014 SE hatchback about 2 months ago. Already almost time for its very first oil change and this far I've only have good things to say about it. Not a ton of power but gets up to speed quickly, shifting and clutching are smooth, and of course the nice responsive steering. Already have a few small plans for it.

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10-24-2014 12:18 PM
Arco-Zakus
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... On the other hand having a fast car does not mean it has to be driven fast 'all the time'...
But that does not make it any easier to resist the temptation to drive fast too often. I know I would be too weak to resist. Not sure the torture of trying would be outweighed by the pleasure of giving in. It will be interesting to see how that goes for you.

BTW, how do you stand the waiting? I guess the fact that you like your current car so much makes waiting for the new one a bit easier. It's hard to part with the old ones, though. (Wish I had an extra garage for mine.)
10-23-2014 07:15 PM
Elizabeth
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Originally Posted by Arco-Zakus View Post
I thought I remembered you saying somewhere that one of the things you liked about your SE was that it made it less tempting than your prior Contour SVT did to drive too fast.

Having a car that could do 150 but not having an opportunity to let it would be frustrating.
Time moves on!!
It is true stopping going fast too much was a desire i had.
Now, I want the fast car again. Though I do realize I am too old to be going 150mph anywhere.
That plus is is getting a LOT harder to go fast.. even 120mph.. Other drivers immediately are calling 911 on you (me).
So finding a place to go fast AND no one calling 911 on you (me) is getting to be a bigger problem all the time.

On the other hand having a fast car does not mean it has to be driven fast 'all the time'.. So I think I can live with knowing I 'could' go 150mph, but never really have a lot of chances to go that fast.
(Notice I did not say 'never go that fast'... LOL)

Even in the SVT on the freeway any empty stretch.. jumping from 60 to 120 and back down? easy, all i needed was a short space to 'stretch' the car legs a bit.
10-23-2014 06:33 PM
Arco-Zakus
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Originally Posted by Elizabeth View Post
... Wait until she sees the front of the ST poking out of my space! (I always park in my space with the car facing 'out' not in.) The neighbors are always nosy, and I wonder if i should make a placard mentioning "This one can go over 150 mph" LOL
If I saw that I'd leave a note:

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Yeah, but has it?
Since I first read that you'll be getting an ST I've been happy for you, but also wondering what changed? I thought I remembered you saying somewhere that one of the things you liked about your SE was that it made it less tempting than your prior Contour SVT did to drive too fast.

Having a car that could do 150 but not having an opportunity to let it would be frustrating to me. Heck, I'll probably never get a chance to see my SE do it's top speed, whatever that might be. Even getting from zero to the legal limit too quickly around here can get someone a week in traffic school. (At least, that's what a friend told me.) It would take more restraint than I have for me to not find out about that first hand with something like an ST.

I always park my car facing out, too. Works fine for fire trucks. Makes seeing the oil dipstick easier, too.

So far, except for the hard driver's seat lower cushion, the way the seat moves forward as it is raised (like all cars do these days), and the ergonomics of the fog light switch (which I rarely use), I love my new Focus. What would that be, about 99.5% woo hoo?

Even going easy with my right foot for the first 1,000 miles it feels faster than my old car, and might be hard to keep from driving too fast after I do its first oil change real soon. Too bad my dog hasn't warmed up to it yet. For some reason he looks totally stressed out most of the time he's in it. He's only at about 15% (woof woof) lovin' it for now.
10-21-2014 06:12 PM
NewYorican89
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Originally Posted by WhatTheFocus View Post
I love my 2013 Tuxedo Black SE Hatchback. The DCT shutters on me at random times (more so when the car is really warm) but rides smooth as butter when cold... This is the total opposite of how my civic si was. Anyway, 21k and I love this car to death and hopefully Ford can find a way to make these things even better with newer parts and/or updates but in the mean time, i still love the car to death. I look for excuses to drive it haha 😊
take yours to the dealer for the shudder, you sounded just like me. Mine is as smooth as butter all the time now!! Got my Tuxedo black in January and haven't stopped doing something to it every month. All that left is to lower, some Avant Garde wheels, and Zetec grills, and I'll be even more happier with it
10-20-2014 11:02 PM
element4all Mine just hit the 10,000+ mark this weekend. So today I gave her a good wash, vacuuming, and cleaned the air filter.
10-20-2014 07:23 PM
Elizabeth I am 'cleaning out' the stuff in my 2012 Se as I get ready to take delivery within a few weeks of my ordered 2014 Focus ST.

On the SE I took off the wheel locks, the aftermarket air filter and the ST intake velocity stack. Took a pile of junk out of the trunk.
I plan on getting different plates for this car in a few days, so I have newly numbered plates for the ST (I am transferring the old registration to save some on the yearly registration fee)
Still have not decided whether to ask them to leave off the front license plate gizmo? Front is required in Wisconsin, ('forward facing' is the law, not that it must be on front bumper) but on my SVT i had the front plate inside the windshield up where the passenger sunshade is, for 13 years and never any problem. The ST sure looks better without the ugly license plate in the middle of it. (when I get the new plate I can check how and if the plate will fiit into the passenger side upper windshield. As the glass on the ST is identical in shape etc as my current SE... I may need to clean off some of the black dotted stuff around the rear view mirror?)

The ST was built last week. So in a few more weeks it should be delivered.
I like my SE a lot. Only can hope the ST is as trouble free!

Tonight another little old lady was walking through the garage. In passing she mentioned to me that she was suprised a woman owned 'that sportscar'
Wait until she sees the front of the ST poking out of my space! (I always park in my space with the car facing 'out' not in.) The neighbors are always nosy, and I wonder if i should make a placard mentioning "This one can go over 150 mph" LOL
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