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Old 05-26-2012, 07:18 AM   #71
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My Focus has arrived at the dealership in NY and I will be picking it up this coming Wednesday, 5/30/12.
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Certainly range is the #1 concern. However it looks very attractive as a second car if someone has an ICE vehicle they can take on longer drives.

Diesel lost a lot of attraction for me when diesel fuel prices rose to over 10% more than standard unleaded fuel. Might as well take whatever mileage the diesel gets and multiply it by .90.
No, your math is not complete. Diesel fuel tax results in a ~10% more cost but the engine gets ~20% better fuel economy. So...two Foci driven the same miles, the same load and same driving style...diesel engine version costs less to operate. This is even greater if you drive above average miles per year. Multiply the gasoline engine's mileage by 0.9 and that equals cost driving the diesel on the cost per distance basis.
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Hey Spare is this your car I saw at work on Friday Vin ends with 848
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:15 PM   #74
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My wife is obsessed with Prius, she wants me to buy it for her BD but I'm not sure whether it is worth buying. I was thinking about Focus but she insists on Prius. I've carried out a little research (including this forum's feedbacks) and I see that the opinions are polarized between two diametrically opposing groups. I'm confused
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:59 AM   #76
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Every hybrid/electric car has its own entry point. I am glad we finally have so many choices. Look at what you want in an automobile. You would do that with anyother auto purchase. If you needed a pick-up truck there would be a reason. If you were buying a caddie there would be a reason.

For me it was commuting. My wife and I drive 80 miles round trip to work. That makes for an easy decision. 20,000 miles per year of commuting and I save $2000.00 in fuel cost. I don't need range, because I have a nice gasser to go on trips with.

So, ask your wife her needs. How many people will ride in the car, on average how many miles does she drive, how much storage do you need, will you take it on long trips?

The Prius is a gasser, it only gets about 11 miles on its battery, but it has range and good fuel economy, 40 mpg. The Focus is all electric, a great city car and commuter car with an equivilant of 105 mpg economy. The asthetics are up to your tastes. You would have to try out the space to see if it meets your needs and pleases your eyes.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:01 AM   #77
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Ps - I forgot to add that I purchased and now drive the Ford Focus Electric, and love it.....
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:57 AM   #78
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100 miles is good for 90% of people, but this car is only for local trips. Having said that, electric power is MUCH cheaper than gas power, and there are no oil changes, fuel filters, O2 sensor malfuntions, etc. However, I need to drive 500 miles North every few years, and can't afford a local-only car. For people like my brother, who lives 40 miles from work, it might be worth it.
You could rent a focus for those "every few years trip", Budget will rent you one for $20 bucks a day. pay 1 dollar extra a month on you car payment shoud pay for it.
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I vote no. Bring over the euro diesel instead of this stupid electric crap. American auto makers are getting too sucked into this EPA crap and the consumer is paying the price.
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Yes, that's my beautiful car. 2500 miles and 6 weeks old this week. Nice meeting you at the dealership Steve, hope they sell lots of them... Wood
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