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Old 04-28-2013, 09:09 PM   #21
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and looking at whats available around the twin cities in your $13k price range, good luck with that.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:18 PM   #22
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and looking at whats available around the twin cities in your $13k price range, good luck with that.
Do you mean other cars, or just the 2012 Focus? I've seen quite a few of the letter in the 12-13K range. Not tons, and they likely aren't for sale long. But I've found enough that I know they're out there and am willing to wait a bit until one with my specifications comes for sale when I'm ready to buy it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:31 PM   #23
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and most every one in your price range is out of, or will be out of warranty within less than 10k miles.
every one I looked at was pretty basic and what I'd consider high mileage.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:37 PM   #24
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Do you mean other cars, or just the 2012 Focus? I've seen quite a few of the letter in the 12-13K range. Not tons, and they likely aren't for sale long. But I've found enough that I know they're out there and am willing to wait a bit until one with my specifications comes for sale when I'm ready to buy it.
Hi cfox248,

How's the hunt going? If you haven't already, I recommend checking out Ford's Certified Pre-Owned site: http://www.ford.com/certified-used/ Plug in the specifics you're looking for, and it'll list the available vehicles in your area. Let us know what you decide to bring home!

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:30 PM   #26
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Do you mean other cars, or just the 2012 Focus? I've seen quite a few of the letter in the 12-13K range. Not tons, and they likely aren't for sale long. But I've found enough that I know they're out there and am willing to wait a bit until one with my specifications comes for sale when I'm ready to buy it.
I bought a 2012 Focus SEL MSRP $24500.00 In Nov.2012. Transmission problems, shifting, rolling back, dealer response "as designed" On 3rd trip to dealer a tech found an update for the DCT trans.Still shifted poorly 1st to 2nd. Car wandered on highway,steering pulled, not always,when applying brakes, dealer could not recreate problem. Paint peeling on hood, not warranted, pictures sent by dealer to FOMOCO, FOMOCO stated pictures showed damage caused "by birds/bees" in February, really. Interior lights would not come on when opening doors with remote. Dealer stated FOMOCO is aware of the defect, but do not have a fix for the problem at this time. Called Ford Customer service Feb.27, 2013, I was told that a representative would call within 48 hrs. I called again on March 4, 2013, I was told that my call would expedited. I received a call from FOMOCO rep. on March 5, 2013. told her my issues and was told I would hear back by Mar.8, 2013. I did not hear back from her. On March 18, 2013 I heard back from FOMOCO. I told her I traded the Focus in on March 17, 2013 for a GM. I gave up on FORD. I lost $3000.00. I had issues with the car, but when you cannot rely on the manufacturer you move on. You won't find a perfect car. Buy something with a good record, read a consumer report magazine. Good Luck
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:34 PM   #27
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bought a Chevy what?
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:12 PM   #28
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Blah blah blah. Bought my 2013 and have 8k. No problems whatsoever. I love the DCT.

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Old 05-02-2013, 01:50 AM   #29
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the SE no longer comes with the Fog lamps though. disappointing for that trim. may have to go Titanium since SEL is no longer offered in 2013.
not true, my 2013 se with sport package HAS fog lamps. or is that what you mean without the package as standard equipment?
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bought a Chevy what?
Always owned Ford. Bought a 2012 used Chevy Captiva 11k miles or a rebadged Saturn Vue, GM is notorious for rebadging. When Ford abandoned me, I abandoned them.
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