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Old 10-19-2007, 05:30 PM   #1
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Our first new 2008 Focus arrived today...

Vista Blue SE auto sedan.Looks pretty nice in person,couldn't really get a chance to wring it out too much,it hadn't been PDI'd when I was there and still had plastic over the wheels.Seemed nice and solid during the little 2 mile cruise I drove it on,will drive one more "spirited" soon and report back...

Here's the pictures I shot today:


Rear view...man,tons of orange peel all over the paint here:


Interior:




I really hate this dash:


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Trunk area,looked plenty roomy:


New chrome exhaust tip:


Love 'em or hate 'em...chrome side gills:



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Old 10-19-2007, 05:33 PM   #2
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as stock the car isnt that great but once it is lowered and gets rims and various other exterior parts it'll probably look better...well anyways don't want to be mean or anything but congrats
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:36 PM   #3
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Love 'em or hate 'em...chrome side gills:
Hate em...
What in the hell are they supposed to be symbolizing anyway?
Either that, or where's the rest of it? It looks extememly unfinished.

And, you're right...that orange peel shows up pretty bad in the exhaust tip pic.


Thanks for the pics.
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Few more...

Three angles of the front showing the controversial afterthought fog lamps.Boy,I'm really hating those squared-off bumper sides...yech!




This got past the designers...?


MSRP...no firm pricing yet I guess:


Package content:


Lastly...my '07 SES and the new '08 SE sedan:


There you have it guys,I'll keep my eyes open for our first coupe...
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:39 PM   #5
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Wheres the big fat leather wrapped steering wheel????
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as stock the car isnt that great but once it is lowered and gets rims and various other exterior parts it'll probably look better...well anyways don't want to be mean or anything but congrats
Lord knows I didn't buy it man...I work at a Ford dealership
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Wheres the big fat leather wrapped steering wheel????
First thing I noticed when I got in...I love the wheel on my SES,probably one of the nicest features of the interior...hugely bummed this SE got the flat,crappy vinyl wheel.
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i like the new steering wheel. any chance it'll fit on an 03??
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im kinda confused by the orange peel comment, anyone help me understand that?

another thing, fromt he mspr pic of the focus and there website, how does the focus gain 4 hp, lose like 60 pounds and lose 4mpg on the highway?????

interior is ok i guess i want to see it black and a nicer wheel but o well, ill see what ours has come monday when i go to test drive it
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im kinda confused by the orange peel comment, anyone help me understand that?

Orange peel would be the ripples in the paint. A good color sanding can get rid of it, but it really shouldn't be that bad from the factory.
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