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Old 12-10-2012, 11:02 PM   #281
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Probably the best-looking Blue Candy I've seen.
At least it looked good.

Ended up going with a '13 GTI 4-door in United Grey. I'll continue to hang around here, and feel free to PM me with any questions.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:03 PM   #282
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GTIs be nice. Do share.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:21 PM   #283
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At least it looked good.

Ended up going with a '13 GTI 4-door in United Grey. I'll continue to hang around here, and feel free to PM me with any questions.
Funny; you went to VW from Ford - I came from VW to Ford.
Good luck with the Vdub.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:29 PM   #284
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Funny; you went to VW from Ford - I came from VW to Ford.
Good luck with the Vdub.
I have an excellent existing relationship with the dealer I'm purchasing from, which makes all the difference.

Thanks, though. I'm hoping for smoother sailing.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:25 AM   #285
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Sorry to hear all your work didnt come up with a remedy, but We can only hope ford can figure something out with this... Please keep in touch, never know if they figure it out, you will be a FF owner again someday
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:15 AM   #286
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At least it looked good.

Ended up going with a '13 GTI 4-door in United Grey. I'll continue to hang around here, and feel free to PM me with any questions.
I envy you. I may be picking up a new ride in a few weeks depending if they acknowledge that there is an issue with my steering or not. For those of you unaware, I had my steering rack replaced in early september for the wandering problem (TSB 12-2-17). The car has not been the same since. My steering is extremely loose...every small bump/rut/pothole in the road causes my car to change direction so I am almost CONSTANTLY correcting my steering. On freshly paved roads it drives straight as an arrow, but any minor imperfections causes the car to shift direction dramatically. I have been to 2 different dealers who say NORMAL OPERATION...yet it did not drive this way with my old rack, nor does any car I drive act this way. It is exhausting to drive. I have been in contact with ford customer service, my regional rep, and a third dealership and am waiting for work to slow down to have a chance to bring it in AGAIN. Note: it already had an alignment performed.

I am really not sure I want another Ford...the new fusion and escape are tempting (minus the 1.6 ecoboost horror) but I really have lost a lot of respect for ford after this car.

If it wasn't for my steering problems it would be perfect...I never had any transmission shuddering problems, or MFT problems. Only an occasional rattle when going over bumps (no clunking).

I really do not want to spend more money on another vehicle, but I really have no choice, I can't live with how it steers right now.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:30 AM   #287
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At least it looked good.

Ended up going with a '13 GTI 4-door in United Grey. I'll continue to hang around here, and feel free to PM me with any questions.
It was between a GTI and the Focus for me, and while you might initially think that their prices and features are too different to directly compare... you'd be right haha!

I just didn't want to pay what a brand new GTI cost and unfortunately there were no slightly used year old ones around. Though in retrospect, if I had known the resale on the Focus was going to plummet like it did I might have reconsidered.

I'm jealous, though that doesn't mean I haven't considered what you are doing now down the road when the Focus is paid off.

AND, at least you have aftermarket support right from the get-go!
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:19 AM   #288
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Well, guys, my journey with the Focus is coming to an end. I'll be picking up my new car Wednesday night.

I tried. Hopefully the rest of you can benefit from my research into this issue.
Congratulations on your new purchase and your return to sanity!
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...Initial test drives were good, driving a few hours later showed potentially a slight reoccurrence of the noise.
Iím checking in on whether youíre hearing a noise, Twenty; let me know.

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...besides the clunk glitch......the car has been stellar thus far...
12FOCUS S,

I want to help with fixing your concern arranging a call from your regional CSM. So I can do this, please send me a PM with your dealer details, VIN, mileage, full name, and best daytime phone number.

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Well, guys, my journey with the Focus is coming to an end. I'll be picking up my new car Wednesday night...
Itís a shame you werenít able to see this resolved, Zillon. Iím sorry to lose a loyal Ford fan. Please donít hesitate to PM me in the future, so I can help restore your faith in Ford.

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...If it wasn't for my steering problems it would be perfect...I never had any transmission shuddering problems, or MFT problems. Only an occasional rattle when going over bumps (no clunking)...
Some Guy From NY,

Drop me a line when youíre going to make your next appointment at the dealer and Iíll have Cynthia give you a call.

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:01 PM   #290
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Itís a shame you werenít able to see this resolved, Zillon. Iím sorry to lose a loyal Ford fan. Please donít hesitate to PM me in the future, so I can help restore your faith in Ford.
Well, it all came down to the fact that it's like pulling teeth to get service departments to admit to issues with these vehicles. I decided that pursuing a solution for this issue was no longer worth the time, hassle, or aggravation.

Thanks for the help, Cory.
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