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Old 09-07-2012, 09:52 AM   #11
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I'd prefer having a genuine mechanical method of opening it up.

But I'm very old school like that
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http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=262515

2013 SE's have the trunk release but do not get fogs (unless you get the $2500-ish SE Appearance Package).
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The car has to be unlocked in order for the trunk to be opened from the handle, correct? Why have to unlock the car AND press the button to open the trunk, when I could just press a trunk release button from inside? One step instead of two...
If you hit the trunk release button on the fob, you don't have to unlock the car, so it's still just one step. I admit at first I missed the interior trunk release but, after owning the car for a while, I consider it extraneous.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #14
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I'd like to have it, but it's not high on my list of pet peeves. Here's the picture.

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Old 09-07-2012, 01:38 PM   #15
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It is nice to see they added an interior trunk release button. This is one of my biggest pet peeves about this car...I have an SEL sedan and it is just so odd to not have a trunk release button inside the car.

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That is the WORST spot for the button! Imagine driving highway speeds and you accidentally press the trunk release instead of the fog light button? What were they thinking?
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Not sure about sedans, but on the hatches, the struts are setup to push the hatch shut until it's more than roughly 1/4-1/3 open. Somewhere around that point, they go over-center and start to push the hatch open.

So even if you were to hit the button, and assuming there is no override that locks it out while in gear, it's probably not going to fly open and eject stuff in a James Bond fashion......the potential as an "anti-tailgating" device is worth considering however...
I don't think the button placement is a big deal, actually that's a clever spot without changing much of the interior. It's most likely wired so you can't use it while the vehicle is in motion so if you fat finger the fog light button you don't pop the trunk.

BTW the sedan trunk is spring loaded so it pops open (pretty damn quickly might I add)
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