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Old 08-16-2012, 07:35 AM   #1
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Trunk space in Titanium 18"...

New Focus owner (hello thread here).

My car has sport package with 18" wheels and the Sony w/subwoofer. Does the full size spare mean a higher trunk floor and less trunk space than cars with a mini-spare? Small-ish trunk/hatch space may be my only knock on the car so far.

Just curiosity ... I love how the 18s look, ride and handle.

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Old 08-16-2012, 08:29 AM   #2
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If you fold your back seats flat, you'll see how much higher the rear load floor is.

It's really not that much higher, maybe 1.5" than those of us with a donut - our load floor sits flush with the lowered rear seats.

As for the subwoofer, just picture your cargo space without it.

It's a minimal sacrifice.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:54 AM   #3
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Yes, subwoofer takes up a chunk of real estate back there.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:10 PM   #4
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Yes, subwoofer takes up a chunk of real estate back there.
Worth every inch tho!
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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OP here.

Ya know, I folded the rear seats all the way down (removed headrests, lifted seat bottom, folded seat backs) to haul some stuff to the dump on Sunday (second day of having car ;)) and I noticed it was a little lower than the trunk.

Duh, blond moment on my part.

And, yea the subwoofer is worth it. Stereo sounds good but I wish there was more volume on tap. With windows down and sunroof open, it's not quite loud enough for this old rock and roller.

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Old 08-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #6
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I've heard a lot of complaints about the full size spare taking up a lot of room. 17's ride a lot better, are cheaper to replace, and give you a better turning radius. Its your money to blow though...
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:54 AM   #7
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Its your money to blow though...
Lousy thing to say. I didn't "blow" my money. I wanted that. I wanted 18's. I wanted leather. I wanted a sunroof. Who are you to decide who blows their own cash? I've had 17's and they don't ride any better than the 18's. So they're cheaper...so what? I can afford 18's.
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I've heard a lot of complaints about the full size spare taking up a lot of room. 17's ride a lot better, are cheaper to replace, and give you a better turning radius. Its your money to blow though...
Ugh. Stop reminding me.
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I've heard a lot of complaints about the full size spare taking up a lot of room. 17's ride a lot better, are cheaper to replace, and give you a better turning radius. Its your money to blow though...
Oh my goodness! $3-5 more a tire?! The pain my wallet is suffering.. -sigh-
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I've heard a lot of complaints about the full size spare taking up a lot of room. 17's ride a lot better, are cheaper to replace, and give you a better turning radius. Its your money to blow though...
I can't imagine a scenario where that little bit of difference would mean the difference of something fitting or not, but I digress.

I'm not opposed to 17s, but I wanted the handling package, thought the 17s were ugly, and the Michelins are a far superior summer tire to the standard tires other Foci come with. To each their own.
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