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Old 02-01-2012, 01:39 PM   #581
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True .. I am running 16" snows now ... the tire sidewall is very large compared to the 18". This allows the car to run without having to recalibrate the speedometer and odometer.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:35 PM   #582
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We have a Ti hatch and I've not been able to do this.
Yours should be able to. You have to pull on the back of the bottom portion with some force to unlatch it. I saw it on a youtube video review last night, and decided to give it a try. It's a neat little trick.

If anything, just type in 2012 ford focus review in the youtube search bar. Some videos show it.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:40 PM   #583
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Yours should be able to. You have to pull on the back of the bottom portion with some force to unlatch it. I saw it on a youtube video review last night, and decided to give it a try. It's a neat little trick.

If anything, just type in 2012 ford focus review in the youtube search bar. Some videos show it.
I tried it and it works beautifully. Thank you and the others who mentioned this.

While the bottom of the rear seat was raised, I vacuumed up the dirt under the seat.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:58 AM   #584
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They compensate for the 18" wheels by limiting the turning radius. (thus no rubbing) It is like "U" turning a school bus.
I already find my 16s and 17s have very poor turning radius... I hope mine didn't come with the stoppers by accident!
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I already find my 16s and 17s have very poor turning radius... I hope mine didn't come with the stoppers by accident!
The Ford Parts website has a different steering gear for each tire size. I'm not sure if some of them are the same or not, but I wouldn't be surprised if the 15" wheels had a really tight turning radius.
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #586
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Didn't know about the glove box cubby hole, rear seat storage areas (two!), folding seats on SEL, or pull out bottom in the cup holders for cleaning. Awesome! Thanks everybody!
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:52 AM   #587
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I like how when the wipers are in intermittent mode, if you switch to a faster setting, it gives you a wipe immediately.

In my old car, I always found myself turning off the wipers and turning them back on at the faster setting to get a wipe right away.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:51 AM   #588
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I like how when the wipers are in intermittent mode, if you switch to a faster setting, it gives you a wipe immediately.

In my old car, I always found myself turning off the wipers and turning them back on at the faster setting to get a wipe right away.
Same thing happens if you up the sensitivity (i.e. turn up the same knob) if you have auto-wipers. Very handy!
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I love how all 4 windows are auto up and down on the SEL and Ti. Great feature!
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:02 AM   #590
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I do wish they would go all up and at once. Is that possible?
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