POLL: Most Common Color Picked - 2012 Focus - Page 8 - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

View Poll Results: What color Focus did you order?
Red Candy 23 9.24%
Kona Blue 20 8.03%
Blue Candy 25 10.04%
Yellow Blaze 11 4.42%
Race Red 9 3.61%
Frosted Glass 11 4.42%
White Platinum Tri-Coat 32 12.85%
Sterling Gray 61 24.50%
Tuxedo Black 30 12.05%
Ingot Silver 27 10.84%
Voters: 249. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-13-2011, 11:37 PM   #71
sirhawkeye
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Fan#: 83605
Location: Northern, IL
What I Drive: 2012 Focus SE Ingot Silver HB

Posts: 324
FF Reputation: 1 sirhawkeye Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by voip-ninja View Post
I saw the red candy in person, it is a pretty dark red/maroon but I kind of liked it. Of course this was the older paint code that is no longer available, supposedly the new one is close enough that they can keep the name of it the same and just change the paint code number.
I think any red is bad luck for me. I've had three red Focuses so far. And with each, something's happen to each of them (out of 3 incidents, 2 times I wasn't even in the car... it was parked, and something still managed to happen to them!)

So, as bad as this sounds, I'm not getting another red car for a while. As it stands right now, a blue colored car is I think the way I'm heading.
sirhawkeye is offline  
   
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-14-2011, 12:03 AM   #72
fla2smoker
Focus Enthusiast
 
fla2smoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Fan#: 87092
Location: Parrish, FL
What I Drive: 2012, Black, Focus Ti

Posts: 218
FF Reputation: 1 fla2smoker Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sirhawkeye View Post
I think any red is bad luck for me. I've had three red Focuses so far. And with each, something's happen to each of them (out of 3 incidents, 2 times I wasn't even in the car... it was parked, and something still managed to happen to them!)

So, as bad as this sounds, I'm not getting another red car for a while. As it stands right now, a blue colored car is I think the way I'm heading.
That's funny that you mention that. I have owned three red vehicles over the past twenty five years. Including my current Acura TL and they have all been damaged while parked.
I have owned two blue vehicles, one rolled over in an accident when someone ran a red light and the other someone hit me head on.
My safe colors are white and black! Since I wanted the Tuscanny interior and don't care for gray, I went black this time.
fla2smoker is offline  
   
Old 07-14-2011, 12:27 AM   #73
sirhawkeye
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Fan#: 83605
Location: Northern, IL
What I Drive: 2012 Focus SE Ingot Silver HB

Posts: 324
FF Reputation: 1 sirhawkeye Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Not to mention, out of all vehicles I've had (of various colors) the red ones were the biggest PITAs to get painted. Most of them took two runs to get the color right(to match the rest of the car--of course I was later told that reds are hard to match when doing body work).

Point being, no more red cars for me, unless of course the dealer gives me one heck of a deal on one.

And for those who think red is more visible... it may be during the day, but what I've found is at night, it doesn't matter what color your car is... most people aren't paying attention anyway if they hit you. The reason for an accidently is usually that people weren't paying attention... My dad thinks that red cars are easier to see at night. I don't quite think so... and I have had 2 red cars to prove his theory sort of wrong.

They stand out well during the day, but at night when there is no light hitting the car, from a distances you can't really tell red from dark red, from other colors. All you see is a car in many cases (especially around here where on country roads it's pretty dark).
sirhawkeye is offline  
   
Old 07-14-2011, 01:20 AM   #74
fla2smoker
Focus Enthusiast
 
fla2smoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Fan#: 87092
Location: Parrish, FL
What I Drive: 2012, Black, Focus Ti

Posts: 218
FF Reputation: 1 fla2smoker Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
My first red car was a 69 bug that I built from the ground up in the late eighties. I went to see National Lampoons Christmas Vacation at a local mall and when I came out the entire rear end of my car was a foot shorter. Some drunk girl in a CRX decided to cut through the parking lot and didn't make it too far. My second was a Eunos Roadster in Japan ( Miata ). I was parked in a parking garage above a supermarket and someone decided to try and drift their car through the parking garage. The front end of my car was about thirty feet away from my parking spot. My Acura has bumps and bruises from airport parking lots. I just don't understand how you can be so careless with your luggage that you hit someone's car, make a dent and don't give a crap. My company pays for the damage but that eats into our bottom line. People today are just so careless and have the "it wasn't me" attitude. Enough of my ranting, I wanted a red car again but my wife said I had a bad omen with red vehicles. She told me to buy something silver, but that just reminds me of my hair color. I am going black.
fla2smoker is offline  
   
Old 07-14-2011, 01:24 AM   #75
voip-ninja
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 87642
Location: Denver, CO
What I Drive: 2004 Audi A4 Quattro

Posts: 234
FF Reputation: 1 voip-ninja Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Hah. You guys are making me second guess my choice for candy red. I have never owned a red car, thought it would be fun. I have had two brown, three grey, one silver and one green.
voip-ninja is offline  
   
Old 07-14-2011, 01:31 AM   #76
fla2smoker
Focus Enthusiast
 
fla2smoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Fan#: 87092
Location: Parrish, FL
What I Drive: 2012, Black, Focus Ti

Posts: 218
FF Reputation: 1 fla2smoker Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by voip-ninja View Post
Hah. You guys are making me second guess my choice for candy red. I have never owned a red car, thought it would be fun. I have had two brown, three grey, one silver and one green.
Everyone's luck is different. Or maybe it's karma, pick what you like and you will be happy. I loved those red cars and have fonder memories than all of the other colors combined..
The damned wife stopped this one though. Maybe I will buy a red ST in a year or two.......
I think it is jealousy!
Hmm now that I look at some of the latest dents they look mysteriously like some of her shoes.....
Anyway, if you want red do it!
fla2smoker is offline  
   
Old 07-14-2011, 01:20 PM   #77
Hypnotoad
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2011
Fan#: 85864
Location: Ottawa, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Sterling Grey Focus SEL

Posts: 155
FF Reputation: 3 Hypnotoad Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Is Sterling Gray really twice as popular as the next highest? I don't see that many on the car lots (or maybe the get sold quickly).
Hypnotoad is offline  
   
Old 07-14-2011, 01:37 PM   #78
Furkmyster
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Fan#: 87095
Location: Winkler, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Yellow Blaze Ti Focus

Posts: 23
FF Reputation: 1 Furkmyster Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I have got Yellow Blaze and it won't let me vote to double our total so far ...
Furkmyster is offline  
   
Old 07-14-2011, 01:42 PM   #79
eric8784
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Fan#: 86785
Location: Florence, KY
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Black SEL

Posts: 48
FF Reputation: 1 eric8784 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Tuxedo Black Metallic!
__________________
2012 Tuxedo Black Metallic SEL Sedan (Rapid Spec 303a and Winter Pkg)
2009 Ebony SEL - Traded in for 2012
eric8784 is offline  
   
Old 07-14-2011, 02:17 PM   #80
Resoman
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 87499
Location: Iowa City, IA
What I Drive: 2012 Yellow Blaze Titanium HB

Posts: 25
FF Reputation: 1 Resoman Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Yellow blaze?

I just ordered a Yellow Blaze Titanium, the rarest color of all, apparently!

Gary
Resoman is offline  
   
Closed Thread

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:16 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.