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Orangesvtfocus 10-25-2012 10:37 PM

Ok do i wait for an ST or do i buy a fully loaded sel
 
So heres my issue i have a 2003 competition orange svt focus with the recaro racing seats, i wanna trade it in on a new focus, do i wait another couple months and get a lightly used st, or do i buy a 2012 fully loaded 5-door sel now that has 22,000 miles on it with sunroof, black leather, the sony navigation system and black exterior, carmax is asking 17,000 for it

What should i do guys

Kabigon 10-25-2012 10:45 PM

You would probably enjoy the SEL more than the ST 90% of the time but it really is a case of apples and oranges.

Have you driven the SEL?

Woggy64 10-25-2012 10:56 PM

and are you paying cash or financing? Ford is doing a lot of 0% loans right now.

Juan1 10-25-2012 11:03 PM

Do you want a very comfortable commuter car, or sports sedan? I would personally go with the ST if I had the means.

Orangesvtfocus 10-26-2012 12:27 AM

are the regular focus's quite quick, why do you guys think i would enjoy an sel 90% of the time over a st

Kabigon 10-26-2012 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Orangesvtfocus (Post 4424370)
are the regular focus's quite quick, why do you guys think i would enjoy an sel 90% of the time over a st

I was speaking from my own experiences.

99% of the time (i.e. except when accelerating and cornering hard), I like my Ti hatch more than any of my previous "fun" cars.

VectorZ 10-26-2012 01:09 AM

I traded in an E63 AMG with more than 500hp, and 99% of the time I do not miss the power at all. Don't forget you'll pay more for insurance and gas for the ST...

proximal 10-26-2012 01:10 AM

I drove an ST for a bit last week. It's the way to go if it's within your budget.

saywhaat04 10-26-2012 02:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Orangesvtfocus (Post 4424171)
So heres my issue i have a 2003 competition orange svt focus with the recaro racing seats, i wanna trade it in on a new focus, do i wait another couple months and get a lightly used st, or do i buy a 2012 fully loaded 5-door sel now that has 22,000 miles on it with sunroof, black leather, the sony navigation system and black exterior, carmax is asking 17,000 for it

What should i do guys


Hey man! Glad to see I'm not the only one on here from South Carolina...I'm located right outside of Spartanburg myself! As far as SEL vs. ST, I'd say wait for a slightly used ST, the SEL is nice and all but for me, I'd want the manual transmission and more power out of the ST.

I've been dealing with a salesmen in Greenville for a few months now at Fairway Ford, I'm probably going to order a Focus Titanium 5dr 5spd manual LOADED in Ruby Red with black interior.

macdiesel 10-26-2012 07:12 AM

I woul wait for the st.


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