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Old 08-06-2012, 02:33 AM   #1
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Why do I love this car?

I still can't get over how much I'm enjoying this car. I'm a driving enthusiast (albeit a poor one), so I've been a VW fan and have loved my GTIs and Jettas; but I have to admit; I like this Focus more, and I can't believe it.

I've had a new Focus for about two weeks and I love it. I've had mostly VWs (GTI and Jetta GLI), a 2003 Civic and a 2008 Mazda 6. The overall driving experience is hands down a win for the Focus (surprisingly). The VW GTIs I've had accelerated faster (obviously); but the Focus corners and handles far better; and while it's not a rocket it's decent. The tradeoff is the mileage. I'm getting 26-30 in hardcore city driving and 30-35 on short highway excursions. It's the quietest car I've ever owned as well.

The car is very comfortable and has a ton of features. SYNC does take some getting use to, but now I like it. The transmission is a little temperamental at parking lot speeds; but that seems to be getting better now. There's plenty of room in the back and the seats fold down totally flat giving a lot of storage (or carting three big dogs).

I'm driving this car till it can't be driven any more.


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Old 08-06-2012, 03:24 AM   #2
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:34 AM   #3
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Honeymoon phase.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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Honeymoon phase.
I have had mine for almost a year and 12,000 miles and I must still be in the honeymoon phase, because I feel the same way. My last two cars were a Pontiac G8 GT, total hoot, and a Pontiac Grand Prix GTP, a remarkable large FWD car. Loving the MPG's of the Focus.
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You were right. Car's transmission, it appears, is a toy.
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You were right. Car's transmission, it appears, is a toy.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:57 AM   #7
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I like my GTi better than my old Focus.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:00 AM   #8
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you would


still a lover of both vdub and my focus soooo....
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I like my GTi better than my old Focus.
you are also a member of this forum still so you obviously have attachment issues lmao jkkk i love you!
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you are also a member of this forum still so you obviously have attachment issues lmao jkkk i love you!
My only attachment issues involve part of me being attached to the insides of part of you..

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