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Old 01-08-2012, 11:04 PM   #141
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:06 PM   #142
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I got back from Afghanistan and was parked next to a sedan with my buddy. He looked at it from the side and said it must be a German car. We got out and looked at it closer to find it was a Focus! I Now am the proud owner of a SE Sport hatch. In another post I said I love it more than any other car I've owned and its my 17th car. It may not be as fast as my old WRX or Mustang, But it definitely is a better all around "fun" car. Amazing and I do in fact LOVE IT!
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:12 AM   #143
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My favorite response, "THAT'S A FOCUS!?"
I had someone ask if that was my Audi this morning... lol.


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Old 01-15-2012, 07:37 PM   #144
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I decided to kill some time today and take my car out into hill country around Austin. Lots of windy roads. The focus is a really fun solid feeling car to drive.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:00 PM   #145
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I decided to kill some time today and take my car out into hill country around Austin. Lots of windy roads. The focus is a really fun solid feeling car to drive.
I do that almost every weekend.

Had a great time playing with a SUV out west on a windy road leading up to a state park. Tentatively 45 limit but 25 warnings on almost every bend. We were doing them at about 40. So little body roll even without the handling package.
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:04 AM   #146
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:44 PM   #147
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Had my transmission software updated and recalibrated last week, and all I can say is if Ford had released the update 8 months earlier, the Elantra would not be "car of the year".

Great job Ford, you made the Focus into the great car I knew it could be. Took a couple software patches, but such is the plight of the early adopter.

I might add, I think the Focus may be the only small car that can cruise so quickly for so far and remain completely comfortable, composed, and quiet the entire time. The German roots really shine through when on the open road.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:54 PM   #148
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had my transmission software updated and recalibrated last week, and all i can say is if ford had released the update 8 months earlier, the elantra would not be "car of the year".

Great job ford, you made the focus into the great car i knew it could be. Took a couple software patches, but such is the plight of the early adopter.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:53 PM   #149
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17000 and still going strong

Just stumbled on this forum, and wanted to add my 2c.

I bought mine in April, and boy I love this car. I used to have a 2000 corolla, and that was small & fun to throw around. I find my Focus to be even more fun to drive! Responsive steering (awesome steering wheel), smooth engine, little body roll - perfect! I commute 120 miles a day (90% highway), and i'm averaging 37.2 (computer, 38.2 by my manual calc) mpg at 68-70 mph over 17000 miles...very awesome!

The speakers are good, the bluetooth audio and sync make the commute easy.

My only quibble is sometimes the transmission can be wonky (but not bad by any means). I thought I read somewhere about a software fix?

Fast, good looking, great MPG...does this car have a downside?

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Old 01-18-2012, 09:17 AM   #150
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My only quibble is sometimes the transmission can be wonky (but not bad by any means). I thought I read somewhere about a software fix?

Fast, good looking, great MPG...does this car have a downside?
Yep, check this thread out for the TSB update:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=271673
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