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tobyboom 10-09-2012 06:11 PM

My Oxford White ST2 - PANDA
 
For those that haven't heard, there is a huge debate going on about a certain "batch" of cars built the week of 8/28. My pre-ordered performance blue ST2 was one of those. It was built on 8/28 and as of 10/8, is STILL sitting in Michigan at the plant. No one will give us a straight answer as to why the cars are still there. Answers range from "Normal part of the transit process" to "extra quality control measures" to "They got buried on the lot and couldn't be accessed to ship out"... All a bunch of horse[:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]* if you ask me. My timeline for this whole process goes as follows:

5/3: Pre-Order a Performance Blue ST2 with Navi and Blue interior
8/28: Car is built and has an ETA of 9/10
9/10: Car is confirmed still at the plant, reason unknown
9/17: See above
9/24: See above
9/28: I find out that an Oxford white ST2 with navi/moonroof/Smoke Storm interior was built 9/21 and is already on the train!!!
9/31: I march my a$$ up to the dealership and give them my money for the Oxford white one and tell them to call me when it gets here
10/4: IT ARRIVES!!!

Here are some pics of it the day I picked it up.

Out with the old, in with the new:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...08770Large.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...08775Large.jpg

There are no other pics of it while at the dealership as it was dirty as hell and still had all of the plastic on it (Per my request)

Home and cleaned

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...08791Large.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...08802Large.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...08801Large.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...08788Large.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...08784Large.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...08781Large.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...08815Large.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...08817Large.jpg

Mods so far:
FOCUS badge removed
Plasti-Dipped wheels while waiting to decide on new ones
30% Tint all around

Ordered:
SCT Flash from Unleashed Tuning (jumped too soon... should have waited for a FJ Sponsor)
Force Engineering 3" catless Downpipe http://www.forceengineered.com/Produ...uctCode=MK3DP1

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...008_150536.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...008_150508.jpg

misfire 10-09-2012 06:31 PM

car looks great! paint the wheels black and itll be a storm trooper! i love it!

swfst 10-09-2012 06:31 PM

Looks good.

Question; is the front ST badge able to be removed? Can you see how it's attached.

Just curious for my own concerns.

Really dig it -- it looks amazing with black wheels!

tobyboom 10-09-2012 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by misfire (Post 4396183)
car looks great! paint the wheels black and itll be a storm trooper! i love it!

Last two pics...

misfire 10-09-2012 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tobyboom (Post 4396199)
Last two pics...

meant to type: painting the wheels black makes it look like a storm trooper. lol. my mind is a mess tonight. lol.

matmatician 10-09-2012 11:23 PM

I'll take the Lexus in the driveway if you're finished with that... :P

Very nice man! Love that front grill. Looks freaking mean.

scott7278 10-09-2012 11:37 PM

Even though you didn't get your first color choice, I think you did the smart thing in avoiding the delayed car. Somebody is probably going to experience quality control problems with it.

05focusST91 10-10-2012 12:29 AM

Sexy looking car! We have 2 at my dealer in silver/blue i love the white

unclebrud 10-10-2012 12:03 PM

Looks fab...good move ditching the delayed one. Too much mystery there...

swansong 10-11-2012 12:36 PM

Gosh the white looks good.. Congrats on the purchase, definitely a good move to switch to the white one! Also nice to see you'll be modding it! [wrenchin]

The black wheels look good on white, but have you considering doing white on white? It looks amazing on every car I've seen it on, but white wheels really are a pain to keep clean (ask me how I know..)

How does the ST compare to the MS3? I just got to drive the ST last night, and it was everything I'd hoped it could be. But I've always had a thing for the Gen-1 MS3's...


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