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Old 12-06-2012, 03:09 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by revhigh View Post
My car was $16,500 ... especially since Ford changed all the option packages around for 2013 so that the same car would be thousands more if equipped the same way today.
actually 2013 sees a streamlining of packages and options, as well as slightly lower pricing (especially the SE with leather and navi). Leather and the 203A package are all bundled together cheaper than optioning them on a 2012. MFT/Sync package is 1495 on an SE, vs 1200+795 for MFT+Navi on the SEL's and Ti's. SE's still offer winter package, parking sensors, and blackout kits as standalone options, so you can pick and choose what you want off of a Titanium without the Titanium premium. Even an SE loaded to Titanium spec (minus backup camera and a push start/fob) is a grand cheaper than the Ti. Money saved in '13s, woohoo!

Originally Posted by revhigh View Post
True !! But some investments are worse than others. Namely ... loaded $30K econoboxes....
A Honda Accord with leather would be probably the best near 30k investment in a car, and even then the smart thing to do would be to get one cheaper/lightly used. and in Gray. and avoiding red meat. and all other excesses in life. Celibacy avoids unwanted pregnancy. I think a lot of us still chose the stupid/risky option LOL

REV, your Focus today with all the incentives can be had for cheaper than what you paid, and next years incentives will be better! Shouldn't you have waited? hmmm

Additionally The perennial Civic will certainly retain appeal and resale value far better than focii. By a show of hands (you too Rev), who would rather invest in a Civic? didn't think so! Arguing which options make or break this car is a pissing contest. Many prefer content over size, and I for one prefer a loaded Focus over an Accord. Mini Cooper anyone? There are enough idiots dumping 30 grand into those overpriced crotch boxes to the point Mini proliferated into a family of overpriced crotch boxes. None of their drivers are complaining about financial value because they didn't buy into a Mini for that reason. The crazy options on a Mini or a Focus are not only for the cheap-o's, but for people stepping down from luxury cars. Ford is just capitalizing on that trend.

SO with a little chopping, I think we can make a solid conclusion ad-lib:
Originally Posted by revhigh View Post
Actually what I'm saying is that the smartest thing to do is to buy the size car you need ... equipped REASONABLY ... neither stripped .... nor loaded.

If the answer for you (not you specifically kam) is yes ... then buy them and live with the consequences of crushing depreciation.
Originally Posted by kam327 View Post
Everyone should equip their car to the minimum that will make them not regret their purchase in 6 months.
How about: The smartest thing to do is to buy the size car you need, but if the answer for 'you' is yes to __________ (noun), buy them and live with the consequences of __________ (adj) depreciation. Everyone should equip their car to the minimum that will make them not regret their purchase in___________ (time). All hail the _________ (adj) Ford Focus!
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