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Old 11-17-2013, 08:48 PM   #2051
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Hi I'm Ethan and I drive a 2003 Focus wagon. The previous owner had mentioned that he had been trying to sell the car on focus fanatics. When I got the car i figured that I would check it out.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:07 PM   #2052
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Talking Hello from Colorado!

Hello everyone,

My name's David. I've been lurking for over a month and decided to join since I've had my Race Red '12 SEL HB for a little over a month. I was in the market for a new car because my wife and I had a baby in March and her '06 Scion xA was way too small for road trips and my lanky 6'2" frame didn't fit in the back with the baby very well at all.

I come from a line of Volvo cars, I still drive my 1998 V70 Base and I've had an '03 XC90 but the trans failed completely twice in a 3 year period.

I absolutely love this FoFo we got, it holds all of our stuff and the back seat is pretty roomy if I have to sit back there! We've tried to do a day-trip here in Colorado every weekend so far and I have to say, I'm one of the lucky ones when it comes to the DCT, I think mine functions perfectly and it drives and handles in the mountains supremely. I just wish it had a turbo to compensate for the altitude.

The story behind buying this car was that we were very interested in a Black with Black lether '09 Volvo S80 T6 which is an amazing car, comfortable luxury with 300HP stock. The financing wouldn't work out and we were about to leave the dealership when the salesman showed us this Beautiful Focus that was a trade-in. It had only 6,200 miles on it, which I calculated to be about 15 tanks of gas. It was barely used at all, there was almost no sign of use anywhere on the car; it was perfect!

At first I was a little put-off by the color(I've only had white or gray cars); Race Red is a brilliant and blinding color, but I've grown to absolutely love it. It's so easy to find our car in a parking lot now!

I don't have any intent on modifications past tinting the windows and getting a roof rack for road-trips. I may look into getting some Volvo Pegasus replicas for some winter tires, those wheels are amazing, I love 5-Spoke wheels, and those look great on a FoFo!

Sorry for the long intro, but that's what I'm into at this point.

Here's some photos!




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Old 11-19-2013, 02:07 PM   #2053
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If you want to see a focus with pegasus wheels, user Twenty has been running that as his summer setup for the last year or so... Looks hot!

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Old 11-19-2013, 02:14 PM   #2054
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If you want to see a focus with pegasus wheels, user Twenty has been running that as his summer setup for the last year or so... Looks hot!

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Awesome, I'll check it out!

Sharing some of a Volvo Platform is what helped me to buy this car. I love Volvo, but the newer ones are too expensive for my budget at this point. But I could definitely afford some Volvo wheels, haha!
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:18 PM   #2055
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His is a yellow blaze sedan, but having seen it in person, i have to admit, i like it.... And i understand about things being too expensive for the budget... Welcome, you'll find this is a really good community, most are pretty friendly, all are focus minded, and we all are focus fanatics! ;-)

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Old 11-19-2013, 02:22 PM   #2056
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I actually did see that thread before. I think that's what gave me the idea!

Now, If I can figure out how to swap a Volvo driver's seat, I'll be set! Probably not, but that's what makes each car unique, if they feel the same then what's the point? Haha!
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:52 PM   #2057
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new person

Hey everyone, I am new to this forum and new to the car owning world. I just bought my 2002 FF on Friday and already replaced the driver side bearing hubcap axle also the driver side window. Soon I will be replacing the alternator so I can get it smoged. I have a big vision of what I want it to look like once I have the money to do it. I want to tent the windows, completely re-do the interior, smoke out the tail lights and head lights, plastidip the wheels. Haha but that'll all have to wait for me to get some more money.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:19 PM   #2058
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Smile Hi

I am a Focus Fanatics sorta guest... I am Carolyne and I own a 2010 Ford Edge... nice site
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:02 PM   #2059
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Hi all,
Actually my daughter's car: 2000 LX 2.0 SPI 5 speed. Just replaced fuel pump (recall expired just before she got it...) Awaiting arrival of PCV tube, now wondering why acceleration is very poor...was fine prior to pump replacement.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:40 PM   #2060
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Good day hope can get some advice drive 2012 focus SE 86,000 miles I drive 145 miles a day to and from work car been great for a year now at interstate speeds 73mph trans stops pulling completely like when to neutral dealer did reprogram and next day same problem car back at dealer now said may know something Monday anyone else experienced this? Kinda scary when you trying to get off road with no pulling power stopped put in park turned car off cracked back up worked fine again both times and no warning lights ever came on please help if you have advise
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