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Old 03-16-2011, 07:23 AM   #91
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I ordered the Titanium, so it comes with the dual-clutch. The only thing that I have read in regards to the Fiesta has to do with the grounding problem. They painted the ground!! Oops! My gf has no problems.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:42 AM   #92
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this new focus blows the others out of the water hands down, except for rear seat space haha. There is one thing I want to know from people ordering Focii, are you getting the dual clutch units or manuals?

I dont mean to rag on such a great new car, but I am hearing a lot of bad stuff about both the drivability and the short term durability of these new autos in the fiesta, and even in some magazine testing of the focus. At least one in four reviews on edmunds of the fiesta complained about failing dual clutch units, as well as chattering/burning clutches and replacements in under 6 months of ownership....any thoughts? (on the upside, I havent read a single negative review about the dealer experience in replacing these units)
Apparently it was just an early batch and had been fixed before the problem arose. The only reasons the units were replaced is because Ford wanted to study them.

On the VIN issue, my dealer is reporting on their website they're getting a shipment on 3/28 and on 4/4 (my birthday). I don't know when mine will be in but I'd like to go check one of the "stock" ones out for sure!
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:59 AM   #93
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Is this just some announcement on the dealer site, or is this something you "found" via sleuthing? I ask because I'd like to know when/if my dealer is getting some in... including mine, potentially.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:03 AM   #94
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Apparently it was just an early batch and had been fixed before the problem arose. The only reasons the units were replaced is because Ford wanted to study them.
hope your right man, haha. I would die if I saw this car get its reputation smeared by defective transmissions or something
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:50 AM   #95
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They're starting to show up on the online inventories of southern California ford dealerships. Some of these dealerships even have a digital copy of the window stickers for each vehicle. I know it's only limited to soCal dealerships, but it can give you guys an idea of what's being offered for the initial dealership orders.

start here: http://www.yoursoutherncaliforniaford.com/, then click search inventory. If it asks for a zip code, you can put in 91403 for those of you that are out of CA.

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Old 03-16-2011, 11:59 AM   #96
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Ohuigin, I noticed I could just search the inventory on the dealer site, too. I just go to my dealer's site and stalk Focii there :)
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:08 PM   #97
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Ohuigin, I noticed I could just search the inventory on the dealer site, too. I just go to my dealer's site and stalk Focii there :)

Even better!

Just got off the phone w/ Santa Monica Ford. They said that they had a Titanium in yesterday for some dealership meeting, and that the flatbeds should be arriving in about 2-3 weeks.

UPDATE:::: I've been searching around all the ford dealerships around me and have starting laughing hysterically at the way Ford is abreviating their trim levels. There is: SE, SEL, or TIT! Every time I come across a dealership that has ordered 2 titanium trim Foci, I have a really hard time fighting the urge to say, "Now that's a fine pair of TITs!"

Sorry, couldn't resist...

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Old 03-16-2011, 05:27 PM   #98
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No email, but didn't give it to the dealer. Got a Focus coffee mug in the mail, though.
Did the mug come because you pre-ordered? Anybody else get a mug? Would be nice if all who pre-ordered got one.
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:29 PM   #99
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Yeah I got my "pre-order mug" in the mail today. Its a nice for a $21k mug.

It would seem like Ford Marketing knows more about my pre-order than my dealer.
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:59 PM   #100
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I have not seen a mug.
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