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Old 10-25-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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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


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Old 10-25-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
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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?
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:56 PM   #3
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and are you paying cash or financing? Ford is doing a lot of 0% loans right now.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:03 PM   #4
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Do you want a very comfortable commuter car, or sports sedan? I would personally go with the ST if I had the means.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:27 AM   #5
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are the regular focus's quite quick, why do you guys think i would enjoy an sel 90% of the time over a st
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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.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:10 AM   #7
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I drove an ST for a bit last week. It's the way to go if it's within your budget.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:09 AM   #8
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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...
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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.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:12 AM   #10
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I woul wait for the st.
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