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Old 09-07-2012, 08:27 PM   #81
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That's what I did. The only manual I could find was an S. Simple but I love it.
That's not a bad way to go at all. I seriously considered going with an S, but another dealer got me a very good deal on an SE Sport. I really like the simplicity of the S, but slightly prefer the hatchback and wanted the Sport package.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:49 PM   #82
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5sp SE Sport here. I had to order mine, no dealership around ever had one in any color. As it was my first brand new car I was really picky about what I wanted so there was no way the could find one anywhere that had what I wanted. I got one with sonic blue and the moonroof. Love it! I had a 5sp several years ago and missed it everyday. I like the fact I know I don't have to share with the wife since she cant drive it....yet!
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:41 PM   #83
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I just took my 2012 SE 5-speed for its first long road trip. My 10 day vacation took me 1000 miles of which 80% was bi-way and 20% interstate in Northern California...from sea level to 6,600 ft. elevation and back. The starting overall mileage was 4,400 and ended at 5,400 miles, the focus and the 5-speed performed flawlessly in 90 heat with the AC on the whole time. I averaged 35.5 mpg (according to the computer)...using premium gas. I have read on this forum that the AC reduces engine performance in the DCT...no such issues with my 5-speed.
ps. My wife was "impressed" at how well this vehicle goes around corners.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:43 AM   #84
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I've noticed in my 2011 that A/C changes the way the electronic throttle works ... which makes shifting fun in a 5 speed ... when your gas pedal doesn't work the way you expect it to!

I wish the 2012s / 2013 would get a 6 speed!
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:06 PM   #85
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Hey, I'm new here ... however, my left over 2012 Focus HB I just bought was one of the last manuals in my area (out of very few ordered, period). So far, I love it!

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I've noticed in my 2011 that A/C changes the way the electronic throttle works ... which makes shifting fun in a 5 speed ... when your gas pedal doesn't work the way you expect it to!

I wish the 2012s / 2013 would get a 6 speed!
The ST does, and the 1.6 L EcoBoost in Europe is available with a 6 speed manual, but not the basic 2.0 L GDI here in North America, still the good old (German built now) MTX-75 5-spd.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:37 PM   #87
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I've noticed in my 2011 that A/C changes the way the electronic throttle works ... which makes shifting fun in a 5 speed ... when your gas pedal doesn't work the way you expect it to!
I've noticed this too. Only when the A/C is on. I got my S with 50 miles 4-15-12 for $15900. I love it so far. I like all the exterior chrome removed and the plain interior. It was the only 5 m/t in my area at the time.

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Old 09-17-2012, 08:32 PM   #88
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i had to ship mine in from out of state but it was well worth it i love my 2012 se sedan :) theyhad plenty of autos but no manual that i could get that day
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Have some soda spill?
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:55 PM   #90
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Of course. Red Bull mostly spills all the time
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