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Old 02-17-2012, 08:37 AM   #181
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Going to pick my sterling gre 5 door manual w/sport package. They told me there was only 3 manuals in all of california. I don't know how true this is, but I'm glad that there was one close by in san diego. Can't wait.

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Old 02-17-2012, 11:38 AM   #182
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Small black "knob" between my fuel gauage and temp gauge

Thanks to everyone for answering my questions about my S. Yes, I have another question.

There is a small black "knob" between my fuel gauage and temp gauge. Turning it does nothing. There is also not mention of it (or its function) in the manual. I thought it would reset the miles traveled back to zero in order to manually calculate the MPGs. What does it do? TIA

So far I've gone about 150 miles (rush hour freeway driving) on a 1/4 tank of gas. My 98 Escort wagaon would be between 1/2 and 3/4 at this point.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:27 PM   #183
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Sounds like you're talking about the stem that you press to reset the trip odometer in the S. Not 100% sure because I have an SE so I have the trip computer with controls on the steering wheel, but yours does sound like you need to press it, not turn it, to reset.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:20 PM   #184
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Thank you ladytonya. I will try that when I get gas. Strange that the manual had no info. I'm very curious about the mpgs. Reg (cheap) gas climbed over the 4 buck a gallon today here in San Diego.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:49 AM   #185
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I filled up my S on saturday - 35 mpg (98 Escort SE wagon - 20.5), gas in San Diego up to $4.09/gallon - whoo hoo (still haven't seen my twin)
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:37 PM   #186
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I filled up my S on saturday - 35 mpg (98 Escort SE wagon - 20.5), gas in San Diego up to $4.09/gallon - whoo hoo (still haven't seen my twin)
20.5? wow. think it needs a tune up. i have a 99 Escort ZX2 i get about 25-28 mpg. plus it's modded too. A LOT!
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:59 PM   #187
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New to the forum, but what a better way to start other than to post this.
Just bought my first new car: 2012 Focus 4D SE 6speedAT. I went for a Fiesta, but thanks to autoshow rebates, the Focus wasn't a big step up price wise. I've been dying of anticipation waiting for the dealer to trade for it and now it's here and it's beautiful. Took my gf and my daughter for a spin, and I'm glad I didn't have to settle for a Fiesta.
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New to the forum, but what a better way to start other than to post this.
Just bought my first new car: 2012 Focus 4D SE 6speedAT. I went for a Fiesta, but thanks to autoshow rebates, the Focus wasn't a big step up price wise. I've been dying of anticipation waiting for the dealer to trade for it and now it's here and it's beautiful. Took my gf and my daughter for a spin, and I'm glad I didn't have to settle for a Fiesta.
What an excellent start ... you should only expect more and more of the same enjoyable driving experience. Welcome to Focus Fanatics!

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Old 02-21-2012, 08:40 AM   #189
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Ahh the Fiesta. It is a great little car. I get one as a loner some times. When I park them next to each other (black Fiesta & Black Foucs) the untrained eye may see them as the same car. Well they are worlds apart. I am however comparing my Focus TI to a mid level Fiesta.

The Fiesta is a great car in its segment and for the price it is a good deal. But like you .. I am so glad I got the Focus instead!



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Yeah, sorry if I came off as bashing the Fiesta! I had done tons of research thinking I'd only be able to afford the Fiesta. In it's class it really only goes up against the Fit as far as getting a reliable and economic performer, and if you ask me interior space is the only thing the Fit has over the Fiesta. Fiesta is pretty sweet, and I'd have been happy with that too, but the Focus just looks so damn mean. Its almost been a week and its a thrill to drive.
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