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05-26-2013 01:26 PM
BoilerL1
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Originally Posted by Pennut View Post
Same here. I went from a Dodge Magnum with a 250 hp V6 to a 2011 Fiesta to my 2012 Focus. I could've bought a 30k V6 Altima, Charger or what not, but felt that I didn't need something that big anymore. I get 14 mpg more on the hwy with my Focus vs. my Magnum, an interior that is just as nice if not better, more doo dads such as hands free Bluetooth, heated front seats, integrated side view mirror turn signals, etc. Plus my Focus handles better and is only a hair slower. Like 1/10th sec slower 0-60 mph. Even my Fiesta SES was loaded. Just because a car is small doesn't mean cheap anymore. A Mini Cooper is small, smaller even than my Fiesta was, but you wouldn't call it cheap. Small doesn't necessarily mean econo-box anymore.
Indeed and the Focus is also all day comfortable on road trips. My wife and I took a trip to Florida in it and just got back from a Myrtle Beach trip. Our MPG for that trip was 34 even by the car's readout; across the prairies, through the mountains, Piedmont and Tidewater and Myrtle Beach local traffic. On the open road I drive 5 over the limit.

On a trip from Chicago to Sioux City Iowa I was running into a strong headwind on I-80 and the mileage was as low as 29. Coming home with a strong tailwind it was as high as 38.
05-26-2013 12:09 PM
Pennut
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Our SEL was pretty expensive but worth every nickel and I think of it as a high quality small car rather than an economy car. We can afford far more if we want and bought the Ford because we enjoy the look and driving dynamics.
Same here. I went from a Dodge Magnum with a 250 hp V6 to a 2011 Fiesta to my 2012 Focus. I could've bought a 30k V6 Altima, Charger or what not, but felt that I didn't need something that big anymore. I get 14 mpg more on the hwy with my Focus vs. my Magnum, an interior that is just as nice if not better, more doo dads such as hands free Bluetooth, heated front seats, integrated side view mirror turn signals, etc. Plus my Focus handles better and is only a hair slower. Like 1/10th sec slower 0-60 mph. Even my Fiesta SES was loaded. Just because a car is small doesn't mean cheap anymore. A Mini Cooper is small, smaller even than my Fiesta was, but you wouldn't call it cheap. Small doesn't necessarily mean econo-box anymore.
05-25-2013 05:19 PM
felixdd In my area everyone has either SE or titanium. I've only seen a handful of S

Mines 201A with sports package, luxury group, winter pack, sunroof, 5spd, Oxford white

I doubt I'll find a car twin :(
05-25-2013 01:49 PM
BoilerL1 On my block are three nice new Focii; our fully loaded Black SEL (tan leather, navigation, sunroof, 17" wheels, self parking, door keypad and literally every other other option available: hey, we saw it on the lot and loved it), a red SEL and a white Titanium.

Our SEL was pretty expensive but worth every nickel and I think of it as a high quality small car rather than an economy car. We can afford far more if we want and bought the Ford because we enjoy the look and driving dynamics. It compares very favorably with the Cadillac CTS we owned.






05-25-2013 01:22 PM
RonMaiden Close but the Focus' wheels are nicer with the split spokes and if those would've been available in the 17"s I wouldn't of upgraded.
05-25-2013 10:33 AM
suss6052
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Yeah I noticed those on the Escapes. I'll check into it, but got a feeling they won't work. Probably different back spacing and such.
I'm fairly certain that they work just fine.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-17-FORD-ES...4b8a68&vxp=mtr

17x7.5" 52.5 mm offset (Slightly lower offset than the 18" Ti and ST wheels)

I'm having trouble finding the exact bore size but it's not likely to be that far off.

http://www.blueovalforums.com/forums...-wheels-specs/

63.x mm bore so it should fit perfect.
05-25-2013 09:45 AM
Pennut
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Originally Posted by I Bleed Ford Blue View Post
Look at the 17" wheels from the 2013 escape SE, they are very close in design to your 16's. So close in fact, the casual observer would never notice the difference. And the 13 escapes use the same 5 x 108 bolt pattern that the focus does.
Yeah I noticed those on the Escapes. I'll check into it, but got a feeling they won't work. Probably different back spacing and such.
05-18-2013 04:30 PM
Trol1374 I enjoy my new ti. Got the solid black leather. I couldn't stand that white inserts. Dealer seemed to like the white. I found mine in the back lot, salesman didn't even know it was there since it just arrived the day before.
05-18-2013 02:52 PM
I Bleed Ford Blue
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I really like the looks of them, just wish they were 17" instead of 16".

Look at the 17" wheels from the 2013 escape SE, they are very close in design to your 16's. So close in fact, the casual observer would never notice the difference. And the 13 escapes use the same 5 x 108 bolt pattern that the focus does.
05-18-2013 12:13 PM
Pennut I really like the look of my wheels. I paid like an extra $695 if I remember correctly for the Sport package and to get those wheels. I really like the looks of them, just wish they were 17" instead of 16". I think if I went to the 17" black wheels, I would have to get the black headlights and black driving lights covers to match.

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