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Old 12-15-2012, 05:50 PM   #151
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I like vapor silver. I have 42,000 only 5 speed SES with ABS and I too am on my original brakes. I can control my car so much better with the 5 spd. I had a 2001 focus with automatic and had to get brakes at 30k.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:55 PM   #152
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I like vapor silver. I have 42,000 only 5 speed SES with ABS and I too am on my original brakes. I can control my car so much better with the 5 spd. I had a 2001 focus with automatic and had to get brakes at 30k.
I'm on my original brakes at 72k in my '09 5spd.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:44 PM   #153
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I'm on my original brakes at 72k in my '09 5spd.
Man you put some miles on in 3 years
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:08 PM   #154
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Man you put some miles on in 3 years
Yeah, visiting friends out of state. Went to Aspen 5 times(and then almost to Utah a couple times for the strip club), to Iowa more times than I can remember, Nebraska and Arkansas a couple times too.

At least most of them are highway miles. My friend has an '08 Cobalt with over 100k miles already.

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Old 02-19-2013, 10:43 PM   #155
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109 000 km on original brakes. Love having a five speed with a steeda short throw shifter that I added threads to and cut shorter.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:59 PM   #156
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Still on my original brakes at ~88K
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:31 PM   #157
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I'm on my stock brakes too 85,000 miles having a 5 speed saved the brakes like no ones business, coasting up to lights brakes off at the light and I think led brake lights last longer then if you have a automatic because you dont use them as much.
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:52 PM   #158
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I like vapor silver. I have 42,000 only 5 speed SES with ABS and I too am on my original brakes. I can control my car so much better with the 5 spd. I had a 2001 focus with automatic and had to get brakes at 30k.
If you keep regular maintenance on your brakes they will last longer than 30,000 miles even in an auto car. For instance I have 50,000 miles on original brakes and a while to go before they need to be replaced on my FF. Also if you drive down dirt roads the dust from the road will cause premature brake wear. I grew up in a rural area and went through brakes much faster than I do now.

When was looking for replacement for my ZX2 I wanted to go with a manual like the previous two cars I had. Well trying to find one on a dealer lot that wasn't beat to heck was next to impossible. I also wanted the Sangria Red not black or blue. I have been quite happy with my auto FF it is fun to drive, just hope the trans. lasts; as I usually keep my cars until they either rust away or die.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:28 AM   #159
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The story on my car is that the dealership ordered it for a customer. Ford took to long with building the car so he just bought a Mustang off the lot.

The salesmen said at the time, October 2009, Ford was only doing a run of coupes when they had enough orders for them.

On a whim, I stopped by the dealership and saw the car. This was in March 2010.

The salesmen said that no one wanted the car because it was a 5 speed. He also said that the younger folks that actually wanted the car could not get the fincancing.

I told him I had to have it because it was a 5 speed. A few hours later I was driving home in it.

I don’t regret my purchase at all. It’s a fun car. Plus, as I am finding out its fairly rare.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:10 AM   #160
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that's a pretty cool story.....:) at the time I didnt realize how desirable the 2 door 5 spd coupes where/are with the coupe bumpers "se"
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