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dsuaves 10-02-2012 11:51 AM

ST pics and test drive
 
So i had the an exciting day yesterday
while my Ti was getting looked at for transmission issues and i was hating myself for buying that i saw this i asked to test drive it and now I'm hoping i can get this sometime in the future
the car accelerates like crazy sounds great and has all the great features of the Ti without its biggest flaw the DCT anyways enjoy
[driving]

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cbdallas 10-02-2012 12:00 PM

I was considering this trade too until I saw how much my car depreciated in the last 3.5 months. I suddenly owe $22K on a car that's now worth $18K.

dsuaves 10-02-2012 12:30 PM

youre telling me ive had the car since feb i drive alot so it has 18000 miles and i owe 18 if i sold it now for 18 id be happy but id prob get 16 17 at best i hate my life

cbdallas 10-02-2012 01:02 PM

Look it up on KBB.com. If mine is worth $18K with 1500 miles on it, you may be in for a horrible shock.

PratoN 10-02-2012 01:04 PM

Yeah... I have 35k miles, a chattering clutch, and climate control that doesn't work.

Needless to say, I won't be trading it in anytime soon.

Luki13 10-02-2012 01:19 PM

What was the sticker price on that one?

dsuaves 10-02-2012 01:26 PM

kbb.com for my ti is 16500 id be losing 1500 but still not worth it my car is immaculate however for the st it was 28500 with alot of bells and whistles only thing it was missing was hid other than that it was perfect im kicking myself right now i should have waited oh well at least ford offered me esp for my troubles with my Ti hopefully all issues are fixed and i can enjoy this car worst case scenario im gonna drive it till it runs out of warranty or needs a new tranny and ill be doing a st swap to it by then ill have saved up the money for that

MC1992 10-02-2012 01:36 PM

Looks exactly like ST the one guy has who lives a few blocks down my street. Always see him passing by my house with his son in the front seat after picking him up from school I guess. The exhaust is more quite than I thought when he accelerates from the stop sign by my house. Almost sounds like a regular Focus like mine. Disappointed I didn't hear more of a purr when it pulled away.

Elizabeth 10-02-2012 01:37 PM

Try to look at the positive side of NOT buying an ST. [bash]

First: Your insurance will not go up.
Second: you will avoid the speeding tickets with added on reckless behavior.. for driving at 140mph..
(this second one is MY reason not to buy a ST. My LAST ticket in my Contour SVT was 35 over the limit.. And I was LUCKYLUCKY, becuse I had just hit the gas, and if the cop had been only a 1/4 mile further down the freeway, i would have been stopped for doing 65 over the limit..
So I DO NOT NEED a ST... I really would rather keep my license)

Then you will also avoid having guys in Subarus wanting to race you.. with perhaps the same bad end as #2 reason for not owning a ST.

PratoN 10-02-2012 01:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dsuaves (Post 4383521)
kbb.com for my ti is 16500 id be losing 1500 but still not worth it my car is immaculate however for the st it was 28500 with alot of bells and whistles only thing it was missing was hid other than that it was perfect im kicking myself right now i should have waited [. . . ] worst case scenario im gonna drive it till it runs out of warranty or needs a new tranny...

I'm at about the same ($16,781 for a trade-in, $19,321 private sale) assuming "excellent" condition - only difference is that I still owe $23k on it...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Elizabeth (Post 4383544)
Try to look at the positive side of NOT buying an ST. [bash]

Good call...


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