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Old 08-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #61
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I didn't trade down as much over, from an '08 BMW 328i. Loved the car, hated the gas mileage, and DETESTED the leather seats which made me sweat puddles once the outside temp got above 80 degrees. I'm fairly fit and I sweat profusely even with the A/C on. My back and butt just got soaked and after an hour, I'd have to peel my clothes away. No more leather seats for me ever again.

Plus, the fofo is a manual, so better for track time. (envious of 4d4jacklee there...)
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:06 PM   #62
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I traded down from a 2006 Mitsubishi Evo MR. My baby was tuned for 350HP and 4.4 sec 0-60. I loved that car. Even though my Focus is one of the good ones and I love it (Race Red SE Sport), I can't deny that I still miss my Evo and sometimes I do regret trading it in. Of course, I don't miss the consistent 18mpg and the speeding tickets
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:11 PM   #63
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I traded a 2010 fx2 F150,
$400 a month in gas was eating me alive! I don't regret it at all and couldn't be happier with the focus!
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:05 PM   #64
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i traded from a 2004 SRT4... i must say i miss the power and the manual transmission

however the Focus is better on gas and i dont drop money into fixing it every two weeks
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:00 PM   #65
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Traded from a 2002 BMW 325i that I bought in 2005.

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Old 08-15-2012, 07:13 PM   #66
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(imho, anyway)
for a double-dose of pimpin'
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:15 PM   #67
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Traded in my GT500 for my Focus. Yes, they took my man card away that day.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:28 PM   #68
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Traded our 08 ford Taurus X awd 7 passenger in last week! 16 mpg average
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:38 PM   #69
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Sold off my 06 GTO. Never drove it.

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Old 08-16-2012, 04:26 PM   #70
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I traded my 2003 GMC Yukon for the Focus. I absolutely HATED to trade my Yukon in on smaller car. That truck was like the swiss army knife of vehicles. It did just about EVERYTHING well. Hauled people. Hauled gear. Towed about anything. Road trips were super easy and comfy. The reliability and fuel mileage ultimately did it in though. At 175k miles the Yukon was getting a little long in the tooth, and was starting to show some signs of age, and the reliability was going downhill. Hopefully the $250-$300/mo savings will buy me an old body style Suburban in the spring time for CASH. You see, we have a 20ft boat that currently doesn't have a tow vehicle for it.


I've been averaging about 18,000 miles a year the last 3 years, and with the Focus getting 30mpg, and the Yukon getting around 13.5mpg. The fuel savings alone is what drove my decision. The Focus is a nice car. It fits 95% of my current needs, and will save me some money while doing it. It's relatively fun to drive, and looks decent (I still hate the wheels though), and my wallet is already thanking me at 150mi on the odometer. I would've been 11-12 gals into the 22 gal tank at this point in the Yukon. I'm only about 1/4 tank into the Focus, and I'm sure it has a much smaller tank.

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