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Old 02-18-2011, 02:45 AM   #1061
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Hey misfire

Thanks for the welcome :) Whereabouts in Aust is your sales manager from? We've had great service from the dealership we bought my car through. I am seriously loving driving my Focus - goes like a little rocket! 1000 times easier to park and manouvre than my RS Impreza was too (turning circle on FF much better). How long have you had yours?

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Old 02-18-2011, 02:58 AM   #1062
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Hello!

I am new here. My story is that I've always been a Taurus person. My last was a '96 Taurus LX that I loved to pieces. I graduated with my bachelor's last Dec (2009). Since then have been looking for a decent job and had found one. Thing is, the new job was an hour and a half away from where I currently live. If I got the job, I would need a newer dependable & more fuel efficient car. I wasn't going to buy until I was positive I got the job. I originally was looking at the new Fiesta, but many people recommended trying a Focus, so I did. I will say I liked that it drove better among other things compared with the Fiesta. Perhaps because I am used to the bigger cars as with my Taurus.

So I got the job, and I am a production designer for advertisements & like it a lot. I got a 2011 Ford Focus, blue flame SE. This is my first brand new car. I got it the end of October with 40 some miles on it. It now has over 10,500 miles on it. Unfortunately last week someone at my work ran into it when they were parking next to me. Most likely the bad snow mess we had was something to do with it. I got a phone call and they gave me the name and number of the lady & to go look at it. Apparently all she did was scuff the front part of the rear wheel well a bit and a minor small dent you can't even notice really. I told her to not worry about it. At least she was honest, not too many people like that left in the world. It is bound to get dinged up sooner or later :/

Well, that is my story in a nut shell!

I hear ya - I live just over an hour from work (I do 104 km's total a day, that's to and from work) and my 2004 RS Impreza was a thirsty little thing. I've had my Focus for 2 weeks now, racked up just over 1500km's on it already and the fuel efficiency is vastly better! More cash in my back pocket for shopping...(more likely spending on my quickly-growing-up son than me!)
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:03 PM   #1063
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Hi everyone! I've been roaming the site for a while, but decided to register after pre ordering a 2012 kona blue se hatch manual with the sport package and optional 17 inch wheels. I currently drive a 99 cougar which I've owned since new. I've upgraded it with 18in enkei gf1 wheels on Yokohama parada specs, aeroflow turbine exhaust and k&n filter. This will be my first focus, and the anticipation is killing me!
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:06 PM   #1064
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Old 02-22-2011, 11:58 PM   #1065
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Just bought my first focus today. 02 zx5. Drove it back down to the springs from Denver and it started overheating when I got into the semi-stop n' go traffic. Hopefully it's nothing a new thermo and cap can't fix. if not I guess I'll have to try and find another focus....
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:45 PM   #1066
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:04 AM   #1067
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Thanks. Well the car finally crapped out after only 26 hours of ownership. Luckily I still owe the dealer money so they're being super nice to get it fixed. Even brought me a 06 Taurus with a schweet factory tape player (wtf?) to drive while mine's in the shop
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:01 PM   #1068
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hello everybody! I've been a member for a while, but haven't really participated on the forums much. I've got a 2002 SVT 3 door that I bought used about two years ago. It might not have a ton of power, but it is a fun little car. Thanks for the welcome to the noobs (and those of us who are lazy).
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:15 AM   #1069
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Hi everybody? i bought a 2010 focus se in july as my commuter car. and recently just sold my custom truck and decided do the same to my car since doing the same stuff to a car seems to be cheaper for some reason and also debating if i should trade this in for a 2012 focus or wait it out the the st. but anyways this is an awesome site where everyone seems cool (unlike the f150 forum where there where alot of s)
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:19 AM   #1070
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Hi everybody? i bought a 2010 focus se in july as my commuter car. and recently just sold my custom truck and decided do the same to my car since doing the same stuff to a car seems to be cheaper for some reason and also debating if i should trade this in for a 2012 focus or wait it out the the st. but anyways this is an awesome site where everyone seems cool (unlike the f150 forum where there where alot of s)
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