|11-07-2012 02:34 PM|
Has no one said it yet?
|11-07-2012 09:18 AM|
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|
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|
|11-06-2012 09:06 PM|
|StockTalon||Mustang all the way.|
|11-06-2012 07:50 PM|
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|
|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|
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/mk3-tsb-recall-problems-archive/301557-tsb-12-11-01-posted-today-mft-v3-5-1-a.html
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