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Bobby95 02-19-2013 10:23 PM

2008-2011 Focus w/manual trans
 
To start things off, I been on focus fanatics for a while now and I love it! I currently own a 2002, so I have been browsing all the mk1 and zetec forums. Here recently out of curiosity I been browsing craigslist for the second gen foci. I really am leaning to a 5 speed. Is there that many stick second gens out there? In the Cincinnati area it seems that there is maybe two out of 25 focuses that are stick over automatic.

Rubix 02-19-2013 11:25 PM

I believe any car nowadays are more easily found auto rather than manual. Some companys are even making their vehicles only come in auto. But really if your leaning towards getting a manual, than go for it!

Red Jay 918 02-19-2013 11:50 PM

they're out there. you gotta look for em!

Kipp 02-20-2013 08:57 AM

remember the general public buys these cars for an economical commuter rather than a performance car hence finding more atx than mtx. There are a couple on here for sale that are mtx if you're interested; mine included.

The only issue I've had with mine (and seen with others) is the clutch return spring breaks on them. not a big deal, just means the pedal may not come all the way back out. only issue with it is when it's cold it rests on the cruise shutoff switch. just have to lift the pedal with your foot to set the cruise.

09vistabluecoupe 02-20-2013 09:02 AM

When I bought my car back in '09 there was only 2 5spds on the whole lot. And they were in the back where they store the cars. I had to go track them down.

Kipp 02-20-2013 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by 09vistabluecoupe (Post 4598211)
When I bought my car back in '09 there was only 2 5spds on the whole lot. And they were in the back where they store the cars. I had to go track them down.

i may asked you before, but where did you buy yours from?

09vistabluecoupe 02-20-2013 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Kipp (Post 4598214)
i may asked you before, but where did you buy yours from?

Bob Allen on 91st and Metcalf.

Bobby95 02-20-2013 10:06 AM

The only issue I've had with mine (and seen with others) is the clutch return spring breaks on them. not a big deal, just means the pedal may not come all the way back out. only issue with it is when it's cold it rests on the cruise shutoff switch. just have to lift the pedal with your foot to set the cruise.[/QUOTE]
I been looking around for what people have to say about them, and I see nothing but good things.
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Originally Posted by Red Jay 918 (Post 4597793)
they're out there. you gotta look for em!

I'm trying to, I was curious to test the waters and see what's out there. In the end it'll pay off looking around ;)
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Originally Posted by Rubix (Post 4597756)
I believe any car nowadays are more easily found auto rather than manual. Some companys are even making their vehicles only come in auto. But really if your leaning towards getting a manual, than go for it!

I'm not bashing an automatic, I just really love my 5 speeds. But you got a great point, everything is automatic anymore.

Dukttape 02-20-2013 10:09 AM

They had to ship mine in from another dealer from a good 150 miles away. They had like 5 autos on the lot. I even test drove an auto.

mac.mogul 02-20-2013 10:10 AM

They exist. You might end up with options/color you don't want because of it but they do exist.

I almost had a black '11 SES with moon'and'tune package, heated leather seats, the works but it was an auto so I went with the grey one with standard audio, cloth seats, no moonroof because it had a 5 speed.


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