Who Traded Down? - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace

Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > 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    
FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 08-02-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
Join Date: Jun 2012
Fan#: 100292
Location: Bedford, IN
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Black SE 5-Door

Posts: 29
FF Reputation: 1 Pottski Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Who Traded Down?

So, I'm just curious to know how many people came to the new focus from bigger, more powerful, or more expensive cars. As great as it is that people may be coming from a foreign car to the focus—I think it is less likely to see someone come from something "higher-end"—and therefore, shows just how much appeal the new focus has. If you did make that kind of switch, what pushed you over the edge?

I got rid of my fully loaded 2010 Dodge Charger R/T w/ the Road and Track package, which was good for 372 HP and 400 TQ. It was pretty much my dream car two years ago when I got it and it was an amazing machine. However, I put almost 40,000 miles on it in two years and it already needed new tires (on 20" wheels). I was spending close to $300 a month for gas as well. Real kicker for me, though, was the fact that my wife was driving an 8 year old Jeep Liberty and started showing interest in something new. We have started a family and she was wanting something bigger than a compact SUV/crossover. I knew we couldn't afford payments on both the Charger and a new Explorer (which I new she wanted), so I started looking for a smaller car that I thought I could tolerate. I looked into all the domestic and foreign options, but I kept coming back to the Focus. It was just the right car for me. So now I have been driving my SE w/ sport package and MTX for about a month and I couldn't be happier. I haven't really missed the charger at all, and my wife absolutely loves the new Explorer.

I'd love to hear if anyone else has similar stories.

Pottski is offline  
    Reply With Quote

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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 07:24 AM.

Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

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 Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. 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. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat